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    Jim's 2003 E46 320d Touring

    Well its about time I started a project thread on my tourer. Got it in Oct 2008 totaly standard with FBMWSH and 56K on it looked like this less the window tints which I added almost straight away



    TBH with you I just drove it around for about 1 year just putting milage on it what with travelling to and from work, then the rear heated window stopped working so joined a forum only to find all the problems that come with owning a 4 pot derv lol so first job was to get rid of the swirl flaps it was also at this point I changed the vac lines cleaned the EGR valve for the first time lol wish I had a pic of the first time I cleaned it and had a go a cleaning as much gunk out of the inlet manifold too other jobs that were done a bit later were change gear box oil and diff oil sorry no pics as i wasn’t doing a project then..
    Other little mantance jobs were things like the thermostats to get it running at the right temp



    I have changed jobs since first buying the car and it was at this point I decided to make some changes to improve the car
    First I changed the bmw business head unit to a touch screen sat nav type one very happy with it i was even though a bit of a gamble eBay job

    first job rip out the old stuff



    didn't take to many pics of the job as once its all out it was just a case of fitting the new one in




    I ran the ipod lead through to the little cubby hole under the LCM



    I also fitted a rear view camera at the same time


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    Proper job on the dash Jim! Looks a bit of a job. Rear camera is awesome

    Why did you replace the vac lines?

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    Very tidy install Jim, can't tell from your pics is it a dynavin unit mate?

    Think you may have a couple of new upgrades soon?

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    Next came the alloys which were looking very sorry for themselves I really like the MV1’s so made the decision to get the refurbed back to standard bmw colour put new badges on too was very happy with the finished product

    Before


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    I fitted new badges too


    Next came some angle eyes at the time ccfl’s were the way to go sorry didn't take too many pics at the time

    Wired up




    Next mod was to change the number plate lights to LEDS everyones favourite






    Next thing was to change the front end to a sport one



    Next job I decided to go down the carbon look well on the cars badges anyway







    Rear badge was a bit harder as they dont do badges for tourings



    so first job was to remove the old badge and change them over I used a hot air gun to help with the removal of the badges





    Then just stick it back onto the new one I used some sikaflex



    then stuck it back on with some VHB




    did the wheels and steering wheel too




    wheel caps were a bit of a loose fit so i put a little silicon on to stop them flying off



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    Those carbon fibre blue badges look mint

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    Added a set of number plate holders thanks to @tailorbmw Cheers Bhav



    Next came a remap but wanted to make sure car was 100% before doing it so booked it in for a oil service and general check over at my local indy. Got it back and cleaned out the EGR which after only 6K looked like this





    Bit of carb cleaner later



    Then using the golf tee mod blanked it off EML light was on next day but Enda had told me he had it under control which he did




    Enda remapping it




    Got to say that the car goes pulls very well now and feels more like a standard 3.0d without the great sound @Xmak Ben

    Wife got me a number plate for my birthday yay so after sorting all the paperwork out got it on the car I love it its very personal to me with me surname being a bit special LOL well rare



    I have more mods to add and will update as I do them but look forward to your comments

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    Car looking very smart Jim, how much was the bumper?

    Edit: Woot I am famous!(legs in pic )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Proper job on the dash Jim! Looks a bit of a job. Rear camera is awesome

    Why did you replace the vac lines?
    Just because I was getting close to 100k so one of many precautionary jobs I did at the time,, and cheers Ben

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    Those carbon fibre blue badges look mint

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    Cheers Simon I like them as they still look OEM but are a little different lol if that makes any sence

    Quote Originally Posted by Stal1878 View Post
    Car looking very smart Jim, how much was the bumper?

    Edit: Woot I am famous!(legs in pic )
    Yep there your legs bumper was 350ish

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    Not to bad then, I couldn't find one at all when I looked for my 330Ci.
    Sport defo make it looks alot better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simonsays View Post
    Very tidy install Jim, can't tell from your pics is it a dynavin unit mate?
    Missed this no Simon it's a ebay special errmmm asure was the name but its very good

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