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Old 02-15-2019, 10:55 PM   #1
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New member - 2003 330xi Dinan in DC

Hey everyone, Iíve spent endless hours over the past month or so reading this board while looking for an E46. Now I have one, so itís time to introduce myself (and my car).

Car is a 2003 330XI with Dinan S1 package - exhaust, tower bars, suspension, software, throttle bodies, intake ... even has the floor mats. Black with tan interior. 230,000 miles, Iím its third owner. It needs quite a lot of work ...

First up will be chasing down the list of lean and misfire codes - done huge amounts of reading around this already. AMM boots and CCV kit were done comparatively recently so Iíll start looking elsewhere. Pulleys and belts need done too. Iíll probably go with an M56 valve cover for simplicity.

Then (assuming I can get it through emissions) itís RTABs and probably a broader suspension refresh. Then onto the bodywork. Needs a right front fender and a bit of PDR on a dent in the rear driverís side door. And some wheelarch rust before it gets any worse. Interior will come last - needs A and B pillars and a general clean but itís in pretty good shape.

Iím sure thereís things Iím forgetting ... this is going to be a long project. But hopefully a fun one.

And a little about me: Long-time car guy, this is my second BMW - I had a 1982 320i a while back. Always had a thing for the E46, particularly the xi - reminds be of my old Audi 4000 Quattro which I still miss. Sold my 911 last year and have been longing for a new project ... now I have one.

Pics to follow ...

Cheers!
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Old 02-16-2019, 09:34 AM   #2
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Welcome, Jimmy_B!

Glad to hear you're working out the kinks right away.

Here is an M56 valve cover for sale, I don't think I've ever seen a lower asking price..
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1249007

FCP Euro offers a Lifetime Warranty on nearly everything they sell.
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Old 02-21-2019, 10:40 AM   #3
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Thanks Ettinger! Got my temp tags and have been getting to know the car a bit. Needs a battery and driver's door lock rebuild before I get into the serious stuff - hopefully attending to these today.

Have already spent nearly 3x the purchase price at FCP Euro
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The more you know about the car, the more you will enjoy driving & owning it.

You aren't wasting any time
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Old 08-08-2019, 01:22 PM   #5
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Are you parting out the interior? i'd be interested, please text pics to 919 6012715
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Old 08-14-2019, 08:02 PM   #6
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Nope, this one's a keeper
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