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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 10-10-2012, 12:49 PM
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Looks good! So is "BEEMER", "Bimmer" with a Scottish accent?
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:13 PM
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Looks good! So is "BEEMER", "Bimmer" with a Scottish accent?
Haha yeah, never heard of them being called a " bimmer " untill i found this! Just new to the forum so not sure how it all works yet!

Not bad for my first BMW though, thanks! What have you got?
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Old 10-10-2012, 02:55 PM
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Nice 4 door... I could go for some humdinger right now!
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Old 10-10-2012, 07:03 PM
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Hi everyone!

I just bought an 03 325i last week. It's my first BMW and also my first car.

It has 103k miles, so there are some issues like valve cover gasket leaks and VVT actuator leaks that I will need to fix.

One other thing pointed out during the pre-purchase inspection was that one of my wheels may be bent. If I'm gonna replace a wheel, can anyone help me identify what's the style number of my wheels? (the tires are 225/45ZR17) Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:15 PM
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my brothers 325i and my bimmer
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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Hi everyone!

I just bought an 03 325i last week. It's my first BMW and also my first car.

It has 103k miles, so there are some issues like valve cover gasket leaks and VVT actuator leaks that I will need to fix.

One other thing pointed out during the pre-purchase inspection was that one of my wheels may be bent. If I'm gonna replace a wheel, can anyone help me identify what's the style number of my wheels? (the tires are 225/45ZR17) Thanks!

these are styling 96 wheels
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Old 10-11-2012, 12:49 PM
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:42 PM
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:47 PM
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these are styling 96 wheels
thanks Robin!
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Old 10-11-2012, 10:29 PM
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Hi everyone!

I just bought an 03 325i last week. It's my first BMW and also my first car.

It has 103k miles, so there are some issues like valve cover gasket leaks and VVT actuator leaks that I will need to fix.

One other thing pointed out during the pre-purchase inspection was that one of my wheels may be bent. If I'm gonna replace a wheel, can anyone help me identify what's the style number of my wheels? (the tires are 225/45ZR17) Thanks!
Nice I have a '05 of the same model .. I don't know the style number but

http://www.wheelfire.com/scontent/Wh...icleModel=325i

is a link I found for tires, it may help. Did the car come w/ those rims when u purchased it? Because I've been looking for rims like those, if you know what they are could you let me know?
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:35 AM
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Nice I have a '05 of the same model .. I don't know the style number but

http://www.wheelfire.com/scontent/Wh...icleModel=325i

is a link I found for tires, it may help. Did the car come w/ those rims when u purchased it? Because I've been looking for rims like those, if you know what they are could you let me know?
Thanks for the link. Yes, my car did come with those rims.
I might need to replace one of the rims (bent) and two of the wheels (worn out thread), but its going to be difficult to replace only one rim. I've seen a set of 4 wheels for sale on eBay but no individual rims. So one of my options would be to look for new owners who want to replace their new stock rims with aftermarkets.
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Old 10-12-2012, 03:02 PM
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Old 10-12-2012, 08:32 PM
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Old 10-14-2012, 10:52 AM
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:56 AM
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Honda Civic hit there, not much damage, but will need to get can of Oriental Blue paint.

Now he agreed to pay for that paint, after i told how much new bumper would cost he took that cheaper offer quite easily.

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Old 10-21-2012, 03:56 PM
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Old 10-21-2012, 08:49 PM
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Got some pictures from a few weeks ago. Lemme know what yall think
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:11 PM
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Well, wanted to show the latest acquisition. I purchased a nice '05 E46 330Cic. Mistic Blue metallic only 25.5k miles on it when I picked it up. Sure is a sweet ride.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:32 AM
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Old 10-24-2012, 03:45 PM
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Quick pic, she still shines a little
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:10 PM
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Very nice shoot!! I'm Still shinin' too. Well at least for a little while till I start feeling these feeder bands from "Sandy"!! but it does give me good reason to clean once its over.


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Old 10-24-2012, 06:22 PM
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Very nice shoot!! I'm Still shinin' too. Well at least for a little while till I start feeling these feeder bands from "Sandy"!! but it does give me good reason to clean once its over.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:34 PM
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First ever BMW for me, and I am excited. I've always wanted one, and after my trip to Munich last month and a trip to the BMW headquarters and Welt plant/museum, and the opportunity to get this one, I HAD to.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:21 AM
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no offense but ditch those wheels
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