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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 07-02-2019, 09:48 AM   #181
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Sometimes it's the "little" repairs that are the most satisfying.





I say "little" b/c it took me all afternoon to fish each wire individually through the new grommet... I took lots of pics so DIY forthcoming.
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Old 07-06-2019, 03:10 PM   #182
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What causes that? Shrinkage over time?

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Old 07-06-2019, 04:58 PM   #183
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What causes that? Shrinkage over time?
No clue, honestly. I just chalked it up to age and fatigue with repeated trunklid openings and closings. The grommet does get stretched somewhat when the trunk is closed.

Then again, I was at the local you-pull-it junkyard today and they had 9 (picked-over) E46s on the lot, and at least half had the grommet intact...
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Old 07-07-2019, 01:11 PM   #184
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Pretty good for 17 years old and 176K, I'd say. The engine bay isn't Overboost-clean, but considering it's my daily driver, I'm happy with it. Next on list: Headlight lenses.





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Old 07-11-2019, 07:37 AM   #185
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Looks great. I just rolled 170,000 in mine.

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Old 07-11-2019, 03:00 PM   #186
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I love your photos. I canít show my face around here in comparison! Keep up the good work man
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Old 07-11-2019, 04:38 PM   #187
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Haha thanks guys. I honestly don't feel like the pics are that great (still waiting for that twilight picture that's a keeper) but I felt like I should document the car's condition...
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Old 07-12-2019, 02:22 PM   #188
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Very interested in the trunk loom repair DIY! Recently noticed mine is cracked apart as well when I was replacing my gas struts.

I'd also be interested in hearing your impression of the Kassel Performance Tune. I've been toying with the idea myself but there's also a few other options like Seems Legit Garage who will send you a whole spare DME with a performance tune and other customizable options for cheaper. Or just DIY tuning it as some have suggested, including Tmac.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:00 AM   #189
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Very interested in the trunk loom repair DIY! Recently noticed mine is cracked apart as well when I was replacing my gas struts.
Here you go sir:

https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1258545

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I'd also be interested in hearing your impression of the Kassel Performance Tune. I've been toying with the idea myself but there's also a few other options like Seems Legit Garage who will send you a whole spare DME with a performance tune and other customizable options for cheaper. Or just DIY tuning it as some have suggested, including Tmac.
Well, I like it. It's not a dramatic difference but it certainly feels like it pulls a little harder when I floor it at 3K rpm in 2nd gear... The OBC says I've dropped a couple of MPG though (avg. 27 down to 25 or so). Believe the performance tune requires at least 91, but I put 93 in it before, so no difference for me there.

I have neither the expertise nor the inclination to tune it myself unless I make a drastic upgrade like forced induction. The performance tune actually got added to my DME as an accident... I had only sent the DME to Kassel to have it flashed to EU2 (to solve my persistent P0491/2 issues) and he added the performance tune also due to a miscommunication... He offered to let me have it for free but we finally agree to just split the difference. Nice guy.
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