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Old 11-07-2018, 12:41 PM   #21
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First, Welcome. Its great to see another BMW Individual on the site.
Second.... WOW! I was amazed at the first pics of the paint, then I saw the interior..... the stitched leather on the console! Then I saw the condition of the undercarriage and wheel wells. That is the nicest looking 330CI I have ever seen.
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Old 11-07-2018, 02:56 PM   #22
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Beautiful car. Was the trim painted in chrome black or is that genuine BMW shadowline trim (sorry if i missed it in description)
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Old 11-08-2018, 02:29 AM   #23
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Wow...this is a true gem. Please keep it as clean as possible and keep us posted!
Yep, i will post updates
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First, Welcome. Its great to see another BMW Individual on the site.
Second.... WOW! I was amazed at the first pics of the paint, then I saw the interior..... the stitched leather on the console! Then I saw the condition of the undercarriage and wheel wells. That is the nicest looking 330CI I have ever seen.
Thanks, i agree with you that there is not so many E46 with special interiors. Individual extended leathers are rare. Interior was one of the reasons why i bought this car.
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Beautiful car. Was the trim painted in chrome black or is that genuine BMW shadowline trim (sorry if i missed it in description)
Trim around windows? Yep, it is "high gloss shadowline" .. original from factory.
Option list: S760A High Gloss Shadow Line
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:17 AM   #24
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This is a nice car. Definitely a custom interior. Keep up the good work man
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Old 11-08-2018, 11:40 PM   #25
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Protection flap for reinforcement plate



Replaced rear diff oil, Teboil Hypoid 75W-90



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Old 11-09-2018, 01:21 PM   #26
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You will be probably the only one on this planet with the reinforcement brace protective flapI have no idea where all these flaps are going..to some protective flap´s heaven or something...tell me please You have been down there...is it possible to remove front fender liners without removing reinforcement brace?
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Old 11-09-2018, 11:57 PM   #27
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You will be probably the only one on this planet with the reinforcement brace protective flapI have no idea where all these flaps are going..to some protective flap´s heaven or something...tell me please You have been down there...is it possible to remove front fender liners without removing reinforcement brace?
I am 94% sure that this reinforcement plate flap is not installed in factory. Maybe it is accessory?

Rear parts of front fender liners go under reinforcement plate, you have to remove it. It is only 8x bolts, easy job..
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:33 PM   #28
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Paintwork correction is in progress. Left side is almost ready.
Some pictures from yesterday. Tomorrow i will do roof.

1 step:
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Flex Rotary PE 14-250 & Chemical guys hex logic green + Scholl S3 Gold XXL

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Flex Rotary PE 14-250 & Chemical guys hex logic black + Scholl S30+ finishing compound











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Old 11-13-2018, 06:23 AM   #29
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Vau, se on hämmästyttävää. Jatka hyvää työtä
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Old 11-16-2018, 11:33 AM   #30
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Amazing. Did you notice a difference after you changed diff fluid? This is something i have to badly do.lol
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Old 11-20-2018, 11:40 AM   #31
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Old 11-22-2018, 12:04 AM   #32
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Amazing. Did you notice a difference after you changed diff fluid? This is something i have to badly do.lol
Hi
Car has been in jack stands all winter so i cannot say anything about diff oil.

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Old 11-26-2018, 12:21 AM   #33
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Right side sill installed
New genuine fixings.

Now it is ready for machine correction process.
I will attempt today or tomorrow with rotary machine.

Plan B: I will remove sill again. New paintwork solves all scratches..







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Old 11-28-2018, 08:55 AM   #34
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Big kudos to you. This car is an absolute gem and as I see it's in the right hands now. Also the option list is very impressive. Too bad Harman/Kardon sound setup was not selected along with the Becker Professional head unit. That would make it even more perfect.

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Old 11-28-2018, 09:54 AM   #35
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Awesome car and very interesting thread to read through. This special car definitely deserves the special care you're giving to it.
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Old 11-28-2018, 11:55 PM   #36
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Big kudos to you. This car is an absolute gem and as I see it's in the right hands now. Also the option list is very impressive. Too bad Harman/Kardon sound setup was not selected along with the Becker Professional head unit. That would make it even more perfect.

Kind regards,
a jealous 325Ci M-Sport II Individual Carbon Black metallic owner
Unfortunately Harman/Kardon package is missing, also adaptive headlights would be cool option to have.

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Awesome car and very interesting thread to read through. This special car definitely deserves the special care you're giving to it.
Thanks and i am happy to read that you are enjoying my work.

Yesterday 3h was quick gone when i installed left sill, and i did 2-step machine polishing for all swirls and scratches. This is not best picture, but it is now good. Money saving is istant, i dont need to pay for sill repainting.
Now car is almost complete when we speak about machine polishing. Rear bumper is only part that is not ready. After i complete rear bumper,i will wash car carefully and check if there is any holograms in the paintwork.

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Old 11-29-2018, 01:00 AM   #37
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Front bumper + some extra parts are going to my local car paintshop next week.
I hope colour match will be good.
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Unfortunately Harman/Kardon package is missing, also adaptive headlights would be cool option to have.
Power folding mirrors would be nice to have for me. On the other hand, I don't mind not having any kind of navigation system. Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out why certain option combinations were selected at the time of purchase. For instance, I have H/K from the factory but with a basic cassette tape deck. (Siemens/VDO I believe, which outputs sound, but does it in an inferior way compared to Alpine, or not to mention a high-end Becker, which should be the designated head-unit for this sound setup)

Were those sills tricky to remove? Did you follow some guide on that?
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Old 11-29-2018, 03:35 AM   #39
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Power folding mirrors would be nice to have for me. On the other hand, I don't mind not having any kind of navigation system. Sometimes I have a hard time figuring out why certain option combinations were selected at the time of purchase. For instance, I have H/K from the factory but with a basic cassette tape deck. (Siemens/VDO I believe, which outputs sound, but does it in an inferior way compared to Alpine, or not to mention a high-end Becker, which should be the designated head-unit for this sound setup)

Were those sills tricky to remove? Did you follow some guide on that?
Luckily my car has powerfold mirrors, my garage door is so narrow it is impossible to drive E46 coupe inside without folding mirrors. E46 sedan fits perfectly with mirrors open. Coupe is so much wider compared to sedan.

It is so strange when you think about E46 options. What buyers have been thinking in 2005. For example: My car has Full loaded navigation system.. with CASSETTE deck under screen.. WTF. And there is no CD-Changer in boot.
Also throw money lot for extended individual interior with walknappa leather but again.. no harman/kardons?.

Side sills are easy to remove.

1. Take black rivets off from bottom part of sill.
2. Then you grap one end of sill, front or rear you decide and just pull directly away from car. It pops off from fixings. There is 11 white fixings in the car body which holds side sill in its place, + 1 different in the rear part of sill.
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Old 11-29-2018, 05:14 AM   #40
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Also throw money lot for extended individual interior with walknappa leather but again.. no harman/kardons?.
Are you doing/will you be doing some retrofitting or keep it 100% true to VIN?

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Plastic door for oil drain plug from earlier post
Good to see another maniac. :-) I also bought a genuine replacement as I could not stand not having it on.

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Side sills are easy to remove.
Great, I will give them a good cleaning once the car is off of its wintertime sleep.
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