Hi guys, thought I would stick this up in here along with some of my future plans. This is my first BMW so I'm still finding out lots about these cars and engines but having something new to fiddle with should keep my interest for a while
Started by going and buying a 320d and then bringing it back on a trouble free hour long journey.
It's a preface lift so comes with the M47 engine I think which is the 136bhp version any more info about the engine would be appreciated
After having a good look around it it's got a few little bits and pieces that I want to sort out. It's got a bit of rust and paint bubbling on the rear arches but the front seem alright so will investigate the best way to sort this, probably grind it back to bare metal and get some rust treatment on there and a bit of paint.
Unfortunately someone's keyed it down the drivers side at some point so may try to touch that up at some point if I can't get it to look any better with a polish.
So onto the slightly better things, it seems to me like it's been lowered, although previous owner didn't have any history of it, he'd also fitted a set of aftermarket HIDs not the best but may look at upgrading to some OEM ones if possible?
It's sitting on What I think are E90 wheels but I'm looking to swap these to something a bit more interesting and wider if any one has any suggestions
First thing I had to do was remove some of the wood trim so got out the carbon vinyl and set to wrapping the dash and door trims, didn't have enough for the wheel or the gear surround unfortunately. Also stuck in my CD player while I was there.
Since it's had a quick clean and polish which has removed a lot of the lighter scratches and marks unfortunately still got the key mark so will have to get the DA and the heavy polish out on that one.
Ran into an issue with it feeling like it's lacking power big time over what I expected it to have, had a bit of a read online and found out it could be the MAF sensor at fault so unplugged it to set to default values and it's been much better. Waiting on a second hand Sensor to replace it so for now it's still unplugged. Also cleaned out the EGR valve.
Plans for the future are:
Sort the handbrake out as it doesn't hold at all
Fit a facelift front end
Decat / De-EGR
Straight pipe to the rear
New wheels possibly xxr 527s
Fit angel eyes and OEM HIDs
Want to look into a bigger/newer turbo to get it spooling lower down the Rev range and give it a bit more grunt
Remap and a few coding tweaks in ncs expert
Black interior + heated seats
After that we will see where it goes
As for anyone that doesn't understand wanting to slap a bigger turbo on this and explore that avenue, it's more about doing something a bit different rather than just going and buying a 330d. Built not bought as they say
Best put some pictures in as a reward for reading so much spool