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Old 08-23-2019, 11:43 PM   #4205
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Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Toronto
Posts: 68
My Ride: 325ixt
Originally Posted by GuyG View Post
Sold the Fern green 160,000 mile 99' 328i SE auto saloon due to not passing the London ULEZ emissions standard (grrr) and bought this lovely Topaz Blue 80,000 mile '02 330i auto M Sport Touring.


Someone had removed the MV1 alloys and fitted a set of MV2 alloys crudely painted anthracite. I discovered they were all bent (one very badly) so bought a set of 18" style 32 and had them refurbished.......also discovered they are several kilos lighter! Already done Vanos seals (big improvement) and valve cover gasket, CCV and associated pipes, PAS pipes, Lower arms, drop links and control bushes, numerous oil a filter changes over last 4K due to car only doing an average of 1,500 miles a year for past five years with infrequent changes......underside of valve cover was manky! Injectors cleaned and flow balanced (made huge improvement), fuel filter, water pump, thermostat, viscous fan clutch, coolant change, software update to engine and gearbox (nice!), brake fluid change....twice due to being chocolate brown! Also transmission fluid and filter change. Had an Autoleads shark fin DAB antenna painted and fitted through the roof (horrible drilling into the roof.....just feels wrong!), fitted new front and repeater yellow indicators.
Drives really well now - only issue is a weak exhaust valve actuator that causes the valve to rattle at cold start......too expensive to fix unless I cut the actuator off and weld on a known good replacement.

Hey there! Great list of maintenance items and updates.. curious..What software update did you do?

Manny (Toronto)
1983 633Csi first love (5yrs)
1988 M6 hot and heavy (5yrs)
2002 325ixt responsible choice (present DD)
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