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Old 05-10-2019, 12:54 AM   #1
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My Silver Gray 04 325i

Hi guys, been meaning to do a "Journal Thread" for a while now. I've had the car since late 2016 and put about 30k miles on her since. I'll be updating this thread as I do things like maintenance and mods/upgrades. First, I'll be posting till the present date, starting with Year 1 and 2. This is going to be word heavy since I didn't take too many pictures at first, my mistake I know

I bought it from a local in town who "fixed" her (red flag #1). Looking back now, knowing what was wrong with her I would've Negotiated for a lower price, oh well.

This is my first car and she has been treating me well so far, I got this one since my father has his 330i for several years and I've been helping him do oil changes and the water system, so I figure I can handle it. 2 and a half years later, no regrets.

When I got her, she had about 126k miles and has a black interior which I like since I don't like tan. She has the premium package and that meant real leather and power seats! Almost no rust on the body except a rock chip on the hood so I wasn't too concerned since this was an Arizona car and a Florida car. A few scratches but didn't bother me.



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Ee5u...oYO8co-0pFKiks
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1YZqF...LLjEWPfUnzAMaz

Year 1

After purchase I noticed oil coming out of the oil filter cap, so I did an oil change, and who ever did it last never removed the old oil O-ring and just put the new O-ring over the old one never making a seal (red flag #2)

Also, the dip stick was loose, turns out they never put that 13mm bolt back and just zip tied to the intake manifold (red flag #3)

After all that was resolved I did the whole coolant system, except the hard coolant pips. Easy job since I did it about a month prior on my fatherís car.

A couple of weeks went by without an issue until I got home and noticed my rear badge was missing, so that weekend after class in Miami I went to the stealership to get a new one, I figure it will last longer, nearly 2 years later it still looks new!


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1NDxA...TVsvLY469QucMv
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1vuL8...34wZgSfB2n_i2K

Several months later I did my control arm bushings since I was getting a slight shimming on the highway, PO said he did one of them and he gave me the other when I bought the car (red flag #4) looked like an eBay part so replaced both with an oem set.

Did an oil change probably round this time too, I don't remember when I do them, all I know I do them every 7k miles

I also had an electrical gremlin that was keeping my brake light on after start, no cruise control and leaving my radio on after shutdown. It was intermittent, so I wasn't aware of it until I notice the brake lights were on while I was walking to my car. Turns out it was the ignition switch. I fixed it cheaply, got it at a junk yard, so I'm not complaining.

At the same time at the junk yard getting a couple of ignition switches and fuses, I ran into a 323i with a full set of silver trim! (I wasn't a fan of the wood trim, so I wanted something different)


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=18ppo...C18p_MFRpWPYLr

A week later I went to another junk yard in search of a sport steering wheel because I wasn't a fan of the 4 spoke steering wheel and I wasn't going to spend over $100 on eBay for one either. Long story short I found a great one and some 330i Silver gauge rings! For a fraction of the cost!

The gauge rings were easy to install, I just replace the front housing of my gauge cluster with the 330i one

Oh, and I tripped the airbag sensor, rookie mistake


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1KF71...Rk9JmqBMhi9pJS
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1ooIP...KxgjUFWbumou8L

Fixed the Airbag sensor using PA soft and an old XP laptop I have. So, no biggie.

Around this time, I installed the factory alarm system, the first alarm horn was dead, so I got another one from the junk yard

That's pretty much it for year one. I drove it for about 14k miles that year since I let my brother drive it to school and I drove it on the weekends to go to College in Miami.

Btw A year is when I bought the car so like early September, Year 1 ends August 2017

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Old 05-10-2019, 12:56 AM   #2
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Year 2

Year 2


Late September

I got a notification about a 325xi coming into a junkyard, so I went there hoping to get the sport seats since I really wanted some. Upon arriving I notice the headlights are still there and intact, I really disliked the halogens but again I wasn't going to pay $500 for a pair of Bi-xenons on eBay. Long story short I got them, the seats were full of mud and were fake leather so I didn't bother.

Cleaned them up and ordered some cheap xenons bulbs (I wasn't going to spend twice the amount of the headlights on bulbs that I didn't know if they were going to work) and installed it a week later! To my surprise they worked! and those cheap bulbs are still working today!

I also had to cut the bottom plastic bracket thing that the bottom of the headlight housing slides into place to make them fit, just an FYI for anyone that wants to do it.


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=10GUw...10Zybddw9eJo9t
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1GCCz...PPVEQwBjmEhpLL

October

While looking through Craigslist, someone was selling some good-looking leather sport seats north of Tampa, made him an offer and headed that way, got home late and installed it the next day.

Boom Sport Pkg Interior complete



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Khh-...VU1YM01DDaBxPc
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1qK2O...llSbfJJehV0bL1

The next week I went to the Dealership for the airbag recall, the day before my engine developed a bad vacuum leak but I had already made the appointment and didn't want to reschedule so the dealership wrote on my invoice "car runs poorly"
(wish I've known where I put that invoice)

Turns out it was the Disa Valve, apparently the plastic thingy that holds the flap on the bottom broke causing the leak. I fixed it using German Auto Solutions Kit. Great Kit, I used it to upgrade My father's 330i as PM.




https://drive.google.com/uc?id=10CI8...dBMbsPyHqXRkDO
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1IDdh...xJkoLGLN_zE96j

November-December

By this time, I think I've done the valve cove gasket, spark plugs and belts, no pics

I also purchase some Orion V4 Angle Eyes for black Friday, a goodish deal I waited till Christmas to install it and they are bright as hell! worth it! Not a perfect fit but close enough, I wired it up to the dome lights, so it come on when I unlock it!

Also, we found a good condition 03 M tech 1 330i for my brother, Just in time for Christmas!





https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1MKER...FezCiQ660l8phP
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_ubg...wI9tNtNBKrLBO3
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1LPCm...koO84NsYBJGb_o

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Old 05-10-2019, 12:58 AM   #3
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Year 2 Cont.

Year 2 cont.
January-February

I was getting tired of the black trunk handle of my 325i, so I found one that was color match on eBay, Made a huge difference on how the rear looks



Early March

I bought a pair of front brake calipers off a low mileage Zhp, I figured if I'm going to refresh my front brakes I might as well upgrade right? I installed them in March when all the parts arrived




They turned out pretty good. When I did the job, whoever did it last put the brake wear sensor backwards, good thing I replace the brakes, they were getting a little too thin. The rears were done recently by the PO.

May

Got a great deal on An E90 Compass rear view mirror on eBay, way cheaper than a regular e46 mirror, I just had to have it. I had to be careful since I had the SOS mirror and if I wired it wrong I would've bricked it. Took me the whole after noon and into the night but I got it done



June

I've been in the market for some M-Tech 2 bumpers for a while now and finally I found a guy parting out a ZHP that was my color out in Fort Lauderdale, The car was hit in the side but looks like it was in good shape, Asked him if the trunk, rear bumper and side skirts were still intact and available,(his ad listed the front bumper sold ) Made him an offer and the next day I was there picking it up, it was a tight fit but got the rear bumper and side skirts in my brothers 330i, had to get my mother to come along to transport the trunk, it was a happy day!


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=12-mu...h0mCX4IFLLbpQk
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1b38w...EnKiQHTky-jBIX
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Fe7K...Jfu46EAUA-AfpL

I installed it that night and had to go out to a junk yard to get some pre-facelift rear bumper brackets since my car didn't come with the proper brackets, Installed the trunk and side skirts too, I replace the trunk since my original trunk had scratches and black spots popping up, PO probably had it resprayed by some cheap body shop, I figured it was cheaper than respraying and I get an oem lip spoiler in the mix! I removed the "330i" badge and kept it debadge since


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1nl_J...D8t4k8NGTtNRYT
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1T1ob...Ly2Cmc-cW3j8Fv

Nothing happens till October, Till then just regular maintenance


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=107ut...oBEXKrFUqbq8CL
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1wtnN...pKI3hAyGzEdV31

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Old 05-10-2019, 12:59 AM   #4
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Year 3

Year 3

October

I've manage to get a 01 325i 5sp Manual as a parts car for like $400, the guy overheated the motor and blew the head gasket. I might make a build thread on that one once I get around to it. It's been sitting in my driveway for months now.

anyways I took the electric fan from that car and decide to put it in mine. My fatherís car needed a fan clutch anyways and I just gave him mine. Win Win. As I was taking my front bumper off, I realize that the passenger side was screwed in. Turns out the bumper guide on the fender was missing, and a body shop just drilled it into the fender

So, I drove to a junk yard that have several face lifted e46s to see if they had any intact I could use, nothing, they were all destroyed.

I did run into a 330i that had an M-tech I bumper my color, I figure to get that and call it a day. cool thing was that 330i was an SMG 330i, I felt so bad I didn't have the tools, the means and the guts (that car was held up on rusted rims) to take that 6speed out of that car and throw it into mine anyways I took that bumper and its electric fan too since I didn't trust the older 01 fan and installed them a few days later when I got brand new bumper brackets for that bumper. I already had the fog lights so all I needed was the cover and the trims and grille, it wasn't cheap, but it wasn't that expensive either. the paint wasn't perfect, but I don't really mind it





I say She looks good for having a junk yard front bumper, if I do say so myself.

December

Change out my Mass Air Flow Sensor, Got rid of my Check Engine light and my limp mode after 4000 rpm

Did my Vanos too, car is much livelier, but not by much

Not much happening lately, I did get those fog light covers, and spray painted them gloss black




I'll keep this updated whenever I can, In the future I'll be getting Gloss Black Kidney grills, maybe rims whenever I need new tires, other than that just regular maintenance. I will be changing my transmission fluid, at 153k miles I'm way overdue. I will be doing my driveshaft center support bearing too since its starting to vibrate, the diff fluid as well and an oil change!

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Old 05-14-2019, 05:36 PM   #5
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Quick update:

Quick update:

Did my oil change and my diff fluid today


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1eQ2c...UtIcL6lNWXZT5x

And my Gloss Black Kidney Grilles came in today!



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=14Dln...lWacN8LxwLUDEA
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1StBI...KSXccaahh0gF_E

They look great but the fitment isn't the best but I didn't have high expectations when I purchased them so It's better than I expected for the price. I don't notice it too much anyways.
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Old 05-24-2019, 06:46 PM   #6
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Style 44s

Had nothing pending today so I decided to try out these Style 44s that came off my parts car for shits and giggles.



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=15xy1...NzA9GyTfsZXEhg
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1hjml..._kxeTs95VRV3sx

They don't look bad, I actually like them. Can't keep them on since the tires are in bad shape, and they're all different brands so I'll be taking them off later today. If I can't find some style 135s anytime soon, I'll probably put these on after I refurbish them, make a little project out of it. Maybe paint them a slightly darker silver too



Also did my trans fluid last weekend and my center support bearing on my drive shaft. I still have a slight vibration but Its better than before. It might be a bad U joint or something. I already have done this job twice, first time I replaced the Giubo and center support bearing 6 months ago, but this time I only replaced the CSB and new bolts all around. I did some research and came back with a bad U joint or trans mounts. I'll be doing the trans mounts in the coming weeks and see if that helps, if not, welp looks like I'm getting a new drive shaft sometime in the future
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Old 05-26-2019, 03:11 PM   #7
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Looks great, super clean

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Old 05-28-2019, 11:12 AM   #8
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I'm looking to replace the ugly 4 spoke steering wheel on my touring. How did you get the dealership to replace the round airbag under the recall with a car that was not originally equipped with one??
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Old 05-28-2019, 10:03 PM   #9
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Looks great, super clean
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I'm looking to replace the ugly 4 spoke steering wheel on my touring. How did you get the dealership to replace the round airbag under the recall with a car that was not originally equipped with one??
I think I just got lucky. I was worried about that too. I guess they saw the sport steering wheel and seats and just replaced it. That's why I waited till I acquired some sport seats before I did the recall. Some people on the forums here weren't that lucky and the dealership didn't honor the recall with a swapped steering wheel, but I read that a couple of years ago. Idk what's the policy today.
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Old 05-29-2019, 09:59 AM   #10
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I think I just got lucky. I was worried about that too. I guess they saw the sport steering wheel and seats and just replaced it. That's why I waited till I acquired some sport seats before I did the recall. Some people on the forums here weren't that lucky and the dealership didn't honor the recall with a swapped steering wheel, but I read that a couple of years ago. Idk what's the policy today.
Yeah, I went to my local dealership and inquired about the air bag recall, and they said they would need the VIN of the car that the steering wheel came off of. There's another dealership nearby, I'm gonna try them as well.

Thanks anyways, and your car is lookin great btw. I like what you've done, keep it up!

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Old 05-30-2019, 02:42 PM   #11
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Yeah, I went to my local dealership and inquired about the air bag recall, and they said they would need the VIN of the car that the steering wheel came off of. There's another dealership nearby, I'm gonna try them as well.
Yeah try another dealer, but I don't think you should say anything about a swapped steering wheel, I didn't and I just showed up with an appointment and 20 mins later I have a new airbag. Good luck!

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Your car is lookin great btw. I like what you've done, keep it up!
Thanks man!
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Great thread. Keep it coming. Car is looking really nice.

Iím a closet Style 44 fan. Got a set in my yard that I need to clean up and paint.


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Old 06-10-2019, 11:14 PM   #13
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Great thread. Keep it coming. Car is looking really nice.

Iím a closet Style 44 fan. Got a set in my yard that I need to clean up and paint.
Thanks man!

Once the weather gets better (Its been raining non-stop for the past week), I'll probably begin to restore them.
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Old 06-24-2019, 03:03 PM   #14
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New Badge!

So after a year, I wanted to re-badge my car. Naturally I wanted an OEM badge but after I got my gloss black Gloss grilles I wanted a badge to match..

So after a month of waiting I got these Gloss Black "325i" badges!



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1T42G...LV2xGGVr2XZt7J
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Z5kS...Fblu55NCY0JjHf

It looks pretty good, I might be a degree off but it looks fine from a distance.

I used my brothers badge as a template and used alot of blue tape




https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1SNaB...ODMIAnMaOuQ_y2
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1--0z...OJidXpUeqlEcW_

It turned out pretty good, I like it
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Old 07-06-2019, 07:57 PM   #15
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Airport Photo Shoot

Few recent pics of my car


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1OI-i...vTH7d5-t-bxhtV


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1hy6_...1iOt-ya3e7vxlb


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1nmYI...QxkfDKHR1oVfCk


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1ZaN7...KLQR_q-TuAdyRS


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=15uD7...H5Ehy8eBzdD2GU


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1gwuC...5UxknNgUrXzEVs


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1zp8x...tXFVAVogxObEe3


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1bxxJ...H--cl1ujxBBe_n

The black badge looks great, it might seem a bit "tacky" to some but I think it fits the car nicely


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1I3xL...yXbM6RW6TvsWwd

My brother stopped by for a few minutes too


https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Trlw..._EuId9yX9VDOa-

Nothing really new to report other than a few cosmetic items like,a pair of new to me headlight lenses, a few color match trims, and a new shift knob. The style 44 rims restoration is on hold for now, They're mounted back on the parts car for the time being.

The car is running great, but there's still a slight vibrating from the drive shaft and there's a "buzzing" sound coming from the engine bay, sounds like something metallic is loose but can't pin it down where exactly, it sounds like its on the passenger side. I doubt its the vanos since I just did the seals and the ant-rattle thing last December. Other than that no major issues. Plus she just hit 156k and drove it up all the way to Orlando and back with no problems!

Update: Figured out whats "Buzzing" in the engine bay. It's the heatshield for the first bank Headers!

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Old 08-31-2019, 01:50 AM   #16
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Finally got OEM clear corner lights!

August:

I got OEM clear corner lights!

My longtime best friend got me a Bday gift last week, a pair OEM ULO corner lights and a pair of OEM FER side markers from ECS tuning!!

Finally got around to going to my favorite spot for taking pictures of my car, The Airport!



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=148Vi...ZEXK5DHffNNdW9


(I know, I know, I'm missing a cover, I gotta get one soon )
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1IP9g...EzWYuxdSRtDfdR



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1a3Wo...19tx7nYhoOAmTN



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=12qd9...Y6B0k_dB_SY0dc

I've already ordered the outer rear taillights from a nice guy in England and I'm hoping it gets here after the hurricane that's set to hit Florida early next week, hate to lose it in transit.

The Euro trunk lights are harder to fine used and the OEM ULO ones are like $80 each, I hate to use cheap aftermarket parts because they might yellow over time and have a large stamp of their logo on them so I might just get the ULOs unless someone has good experience with TYC which I'm considering as an alternative if ECS gets them back in stock soon.

Maintenance Update:
-She just turned 158K and still running strong! and no CEL!
-Changed the rear brakes a couple weeks ago, the brake discs were BMW stamped so I really doubt that the PO actually change them and they just change the brake pads.
-The rear shocks looked original so I will be doing that soon, the front ones have been done some time in the past but will be replacing those too with the sport suspension.
-I was gonna do the transmission mounts but the dumb hurricane had to show up.
-I hope the trans mounts eliminates the vibration, but I doubt it too.

As this hurricane approaches we're getting ready for a direct impact. So hopefully nothing happens to the cars, wish us luck!

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Old 09-09-2019, 04:48 PM   #17
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This is tastefully done. I like it!
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Old 09-11-2019, 12:14 AM   #18
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This is tastefully done. I like it!
Thanks Razor! I try to keep it as clean looking as possible, like it would come out of the factory like it is now, but with "BMW Performance" gloss kidneys of course

And a few other things too...
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Old 09-29-2019, 12:28 AM   #19
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September:

Picture Update!



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1PnK1...XER53x1qsFdx0C



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1_Gst...7Jkuj8dWqbB5yH



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1rnCx...L21Pc11SXxro9e


(The far right (Driver side) AE was off a bit, I just fixed that today)

https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Z00q...MLaRafrWcMSc_f



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1Vbnd...x57lh1vfaQMUco



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=19CUi...AGCelw06FLu4nw



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1eLLK...wEPn8wSW5ZMYRB



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1IYnM...fMocMYCp--hbaw



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1f91R...NoS230qNNFzUWV



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1H6Gc...k-tTyjPREv2L-p



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1nV1D...Mt5JWj7LUAd_9E

Got my trunk lights the other day too!
Been waiting on those things for about a week now, Had my outer tail lights for a few weeks but with mismatch amber trunk lights. kinda embarrassing but I couldn't wait for the trunk lights I had to install the R|C|R tails, they look soooo goood
Anyways I think I'm happy how she sits right now, visually, Maybe rims but not right now. She's mechanically sound right now too, other than the driveshaft still vibrating a bit


Maintenance Update:
-Transmission Mounts didn't fix the vibration so looks like I'm getting a driveshaft done by the end of the year
-She turned 159k yesterday sooo I might just hit 160k by next month!
-No CEL still but I'm gonna do preventive maintenance real soon, maybe the ccv and the intake manifold and do the hard coolant pipes while I'm there too, at almost 160k those need to be looked at asap
-Weather is actually real nice this time of year so I might tackle that 01 325i Manual parts car that's been sitting in my driveway for almost a year.. Probably get her running too!

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Old 11-01-2019, 10:35 AM   #20
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Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Clewiston FL
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My Ride: 2004 325i
October:

STARTED AN IG ACCOUNT!
Follow me @Darkstars325i if anyone likes my armature point shoot photography of my car

Now my favorite shots of the month:



https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1v-i3...17hN2vTGYBgu7-



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https://drive.google.com/uc?id=1faat...KzN2ScQ4kgbLR6



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Monthly update:
-Oil change is due in a couple hundred miles, so gonna do that soon
-She turned 160k miles, so I basically do 1k miles a month
-No CEL
-Got rid of the front license plate bracket looks a lot better
-Wet sanded the front bumper and use a cheap "ceramic coat" to test it. Not gonna do the whole car with this stuff but the bumper now it looks better, still a lot of rock chips but oh well

--I got a ZHP motor the other day w/ 125k miles plus w/ ECU, gauge cluster and ebay headers. I'm currently inspecting it and looks like a lot has been done, valve cover gasket (RTV on it ), oil filter housing gasket, Vanos line looks new, oil pan looks dry same goes for the rear main seal and seems to have a new throttle body. I'm gonna refresh the water pump and thermostat and what ever else I may need. Might do the rear main seal, since I know that's something I don't want to do under the car, same goes for the oil pan gasket. I'm on the fence on what car it should go into though, either Aura (my car) or into my "parts" car

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