Hello, I have been browsing this forum for a while, i thought i would join up and post . I have met a couple of members, but hopefully meet some more next year at show .
I have copied my main posts from other forums
Hi guys, my names Kash...since the E36 came out Ive always wanted one and finally have one. From 17 till now ive only ever had japs (i know i know!) but always lustered for a clean Mtec’d E36.
So for the past 2 years ive been looking on and off for a cleanish car, which was hard as they are old girls now (time flys!) I kept considering EP3s and DC2s...But i needed a change from jap. After viewing a couple late 323i Mtec kitted cars i knew i wanted one, only problem is the owners of the 323i were complete ‘tards :roll: . One owner wanted over 2k for a 1997 323i, granted it was FBMWSH but it needed a full front end respray, the second car didn’t have body flaws just drive train noises/issues again walked away.
My brother (also loves E36s) kept telling me to search for a Sport as you get alot more! (and they drink the same lol). So for the past 6 months i have been, until i hit the jack pot (in my eyes)...On eBay came a 328i Sport in techno violet, with all the 'enhancements' i would want to do to it!
Went to view the car with my dad (back in the 90s he had an E30s and E34), it was the cleanest E36 i had seen. It drove like new as it had new engine mounts and gearbox mounts, new bushes, x-brace etc etc.
It has got a few niggles here and there, but i was very happy with the car. I kept asking the seller if he had a buy it now price (it was on a ebay auction with no reserve) he wouldn't give me a figure...He said he paid 3k for the car, i got a little disheartened :| as i was excepting him to say he wanted near 3k back. After me persuading him to give me a buy it now price, he had a word with his partner and we came to a ‘fair’ price for the car and it became mine!
So here she is, my 328i sport;
(day i her got home)
Current modifications on her;
M50 Inlet manifold and larger bore throttle body
'Dave F' Induction kit (Shrouded K&N)
Eibach Pro-Kit springs on Bilstein dampers
Fully functional Retrofitted On Board Computer (18 Button)
Z3 Short shifter with shorter 'M' gear knob
M3 Limited Slip Differential (LSD) with 3.15:1 Ratio
Full M3 Evo 'Vader' Black Leather Interior Front & Rear (Manual Adjustment)
8 & 9x18" Genuine BMW/BBS Split rims with good tyres all round.
CCFL Angel eye headlights with Xenon dipped and main beam bulbs
Alpine iPod Headunit with lead in glove box
(All i can think of ATM)
Being a 14 years old, she needs a little TLC (the previous owners to me are on the forums and have done the major mods but the owners after let her go a little).
Rear drive shaft seal (Done)
Touching up in places on the body and treat surface rust(Done, Stylehaus)
Respray front bumper (Done, Stylehaus)
HIDs sorting - (Removed)
Halos – (Done, wiring issue sorted.)
Purchase door card coin holder – (Purchased from Samsam)
Fit new M3 splitter (Done)
Purchase sill jacking point cover - 24/03/2012, removed greased and replaced.
Repair passenger side door card.
Purchase scuffmaster leather repair kit for the vaders (typical driver side bolster wear) To do.
Refurb new wide boys - To do
Set of Coilovers - To do
& After all that, just keep her clean and serviced....My previous Mazda i built;
It has all the major mods, so with this one i will be making it as clean i can and original as i can. (a Velvet blue 330ci Clubsport would be nice in a couple of years, as they keep catching my eye! :shock: )
Washed her today, forgot to take pics during...
Products used, iron-x on the alloys/lower body, citrus shampoo and dried using wolly mammoth drying towel and good old autosol on the alloy lips. I will be giving her a good detail come June!
Digging around on forums, i noticed Sam’s (lad with Avus blue 328i sport on throwing stars) brother (205bandit username iirc) use to own my 328i sport and carried out a few of the modifications...Which is good to know as he did a brilliant job!
Will be updating as i clean/repair/enhance her. (excuse the poor quality of the pictures for the minute!)