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    Newbie from Surrey

    Hi Everyone,

    Rich-e36 recommended this site,he's got my car's twin sister - an E36 318TI soprt

    I bought the car about a year ago,1999 Compact M-technik 1.9 42000 miles in the clock recently a cat C in 2006.
    Paid 1650 for it,previous owner was a mechanic's wife(not sure if its a good or a bad thing ),it was a secondary car in their family,she used it to get to her work place which
    was 5 miles from their place...car looked in excellent shape 1 year tax,1year Mot,immaculate interior,engine bay dry,no leaks,no knocking engine sounded fantastic,so i thought
    CAT C or not,lets give it a go.I was after a small-ish but sporty reliable car.
    After 1 year Im absolutely loving the car,exceptionally good conditon,inside and out.I've done 10000 miles without any major problems so it was well worth it.
    Recently drove the car to Hungary(1000 miles in 22 hours,across half of europe including the famous no speed limit german autobahn and and back 2 weeks later and my baby just loved it)
    no problems whatsoever,fuel consumption was somewhere 40-44 mpg.i think thas brilliant!!!

    In the past year i did spend some money on the car,wanted it in top condition,and the project is almost complete now...
    Here is my list:

    -New battery
    -ignition leeds
    -fuel door actuator
    -new stereo with 4 good quality pioneer speekers
    -water pump
    -front brake pads,discs
    -4 new Barum Bravuris tyres(well recommended-made by Continental)
    -front ABS sensor
    -New Bosal Catalytic converter
    -New Genuine BMW rear exhaust
    -new O2 sensor
    -Gearbox oil(ATF)
    -Power Steering fluid
    -blocked heater matrix and entire cooling system cleaned-coolant changed
    -Idle control valve cleaned
    -Near side rear arch rust repaired
    -New front bumper with fog lights
    -New Kidney grills
    -Lemforder stabilizer links(front)
    -Thermostat
    -All 4 alloys repaired by myself(it was hard work but they look like new now)
    -New locking bolts
    -All BMW badges(front,rear,wheels)
    -angel eyes and Osram Night braker bulbs all around

    Cleaning the MAF sensor tomorrow,and replacing air intake rubber boot (slightly cracked)
    Im sure i've missed a few things,im alway doing something on it...

    she gets the best from everything,service it every 6 months(fresh 5w40 Mobil oil and filters)
    I clean it once a week(hate to see when it gets dirty she has to be shiny all the time!!!
    Polish it-again every 6 months(clay-compound-autoglym super resin polish twice,and then finish off with Autoglym HD Wax-Twice)

    I think thats all for now-great to be here,and hopefully will see you all on a meeting very soon!!!

    A few pictures of my baby BMW:
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    Newbie from Surrey

    Welcome along


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    Re: Newbie from Surrey

    Welcome to bfi Andras

    You're right about your alloys, 1st thing I noticed was how immaculate they look, congrats on a job well done there mate

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    Welcome & a lovely compact you got there.

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    Newbie from Surrey

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    Lovely looking compact

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