Hi guys, I recently bought an E46 320d touring about 2 months ago, it's an SE so nothing special but it's my daily driver so as long as its comfy and economical who cares!
That said I do wanna make it a nicer place to be, as I am regularly finding myself stuck in traffic for up to and over 6 hours lately...
Here she is the day I bought her
223k on the clock, FSH, a noisy 'hedgehog' and a tailgate glass that wont open. But wow... Coming from a 2.5 petrol V6, the economy is great! And that M badge is looonnnggg gone.
That was about 2 months ago though. Since then swapped out the 16" alloys for some 18s... I think they're CSLs? Probably not genuine.. How do I tell? Tyres are only 2 months old though!
Got those on just in time for USC which was a really good weekend!!
No show stand for the beast though, but something good to tie the gazebow down to!
Also debadged it before the show too but no pics of that..
So next, after doing some research, I dont think the "hedgehog" issue the previous owner told me, is actually a hedgehog. I think it's the bearings to the actual heater fan..
But want some advice and that to be confirmed by more experienced BMW gurus on here!
Also gave the EGR a clean, it was pretty gippin..
Next is the rear window!
After doing a little research I discovered that if the common loom fault rears its ugly head, people pull fuse 58? Or 56... One of those two. So put the fuse back in, and pressed the button on the key and POP!
But even with the fuse in, the button on the wiper still didnt work so I need a new switch, and to fix the loom. Tried leaving it in but got annoyed quite quick with it popping open every 10 seconds
Hoping to get that sorted over the next 2 weeks while I'm on leave!
Along with fitting swirl flap blanks, manifold clean, another EGR clean and get it tracked with its new wheels to keep the tread as good as possible.
Next month will be a service but I'm away in Germany for most of it so it will probably just be the service!
But future plans!
Fix that bloody fan!!
M sport front bumper - will need to retrofit front fog lights
Projector retrofit and some HIDs
Dye interior black as I dont like the creamy/beige!
Climate control retrofit
Double DIN stereo retrofit
Hydrodip all trims to match new black interior (may just spray... Depends how I feel)
Clean my tail lights as my reverse light is dirty and it bugs me, May modify the current tail lights and red them all out like the newer 3 series tail lights, or may go all out and buy some of those LED/CCFL tail lights...