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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 01-07-2010, 11:48 AM
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I celebrated our one month anniversary with this short list:
European long storage tray to replace the cup holder, $58.88
Set of wiper blades, $20.17
Wiper solution motor to replace the one that does not work, $14.75
Replaced temporary tag with the official Georgia version, $20 + $1 for parking
The 14 minutes it took to drop change into the parking meter and return with the tag, priceless!
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Old 01-07-2010, 11:51 AM
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Old 01-07-2010, 09:22 PM
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:10 AM
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In December;

$400 on a new power steering reservoir, hoses and an oil filter gasket (and new filter)
$480 on body repairs after someone hit me in a car park and left without leaving a note
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:58 AM
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October 19, 2008 – Car purchased with 81,700 miles
October 22, 2008 – New cabin filter installed
October 27, 2008 – LED license plate bulbs installed
October 27, 2008 – BMW license plate frame installed
October 31, 2008 – Led taillights, clear corners and side markers installed
November 5, 2008 – First oil change Mobil 1 5W-30 with 82,218m
November 10, 2008 – New Kumho Ecsta ASX front right tire 82,300m

November 17, 2008 – Gauge cluster sharpie mod
November 19, 2008 – Black OEM leather shift knob installed
November 26, 2008 – RAD wheel locks installed
December 1, 2008 – Orion V2 angel eyes installed
December 9, 2008 – Apexcone 6000K xenon bulbs installed
December 15, 2008 – Interior dyed black
January 15, 2009 – M3 front bumper installed
January 19, 2009 – M3 fog lights installed
January 20, 2009 – Black emblems applied
February 2, 2009 – Black trim clear corners installed
February 13, 2009 – Adjuster unit removed and new one installed 84,000m
February 13, 2009 – New air filter installed 84,000m

February 19, 2009 – Broken grill replaced with new grill
February 22, 2009 – Reinstalled new wire harness for angel eyes
March 23, 2009 – Moldings vinyl wrapped silver
April 5, 2009 – Water pump/pulley, belts, thermostat & coolant changed 85,215m
April 6, 2009 – Upper radiator hose replaced 85,230m
April 12, 2009 – Intake cam sensor replaced 85,385m
May 19, 2009 – Upper tensioner and valve cover gasket replaced 86,500m

June 6, 2009 – Hood grill painted black. Carbon fiber interior trim
July 7, 2009 – Upper tensioner and idler pulley replaced 87,270m
July 15, 2009 – Second oil change BMW 5W-30 87,600m
July 24, 2009 – Water pump replaced with OEM 87,700m
August 23, 2009 – Fuel filter replaced with Mahle 88,000m

October 1, 2009 - F1 Autohaus LED reverse and plate bulbs installed
November 5, 2009 – Rear brake pads and sensor changed 89,980m
November 9, 2009 – Spark plug boots replaced with Bremi, ICV cleaned 90,000m

January 5, 2010 – 18” Beyern Mesh wheels mounted with Falken FK452 at 90,900m
January 8, 2010 – One Falken FK452 225/40/18 tire bought and mounted 90,950m
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Old 01-08-2010, 12:55 PM
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Just got a yard of silver CF fabric for the extra set of trim.





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Old 01-08-2010, 01:08 PM
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Just got a yard of silver CF fabric for the extra set of trim.

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Old 01-09-2010, 04:17 PM
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blacked out kidney grills
i also just got blacked out grills, loooking forward to getting halo projector headlights on the 25th
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:23 PM
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My most recent purchase is a thermostat. Before that it was left and right taillights cuz the wiring went bad. Next it will probably be wiring harnesses to replace the faulty taillight harnesses
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:44 PM
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Parrot Ck3000 Evolution Bluetooth and the Connects2 Parrot steering wheel adapter. Easy install thanks to delmarco's DIY.
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Old 01-09-2010, 04:53 PM
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Control arms and bushings. Monday my friend's shop will press on the bushings and maybe Tuesday I'll put them on the car.
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:25 PM
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New Idler Pulley


It seems the bearings have gone bad on my pulley, making a horrid squeal on cold mornings. I took off the belts last weekend, and spun each pulley by hand, looking for the culprit.

Also, a question: I've seen other people changing out their mechanical tensioners for hydraulic ones, and when looking at mine the other day, it was all good. What's the advantage of making the switch?
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:52 PM
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The advantages are: if the pulley goes bad you can replace it, rather than buy the whole assembly. Also, better performance overall.


Here's the last item I purchased:



Conversion kit.



Hydraulic assembly.



Belt. The old one is cracked.


cost $110.99
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:55 PM
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OEM control arms, cabs, inner and outer tie rods and sway bar links.


Next items to be bought are the oil separator and all associated hoses and the steering column coupler.
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:19 PM
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:49 PM
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Dja get it back yet?
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Old 02-10-2010, 04:57 PM
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As a qualified NOOB...

Bought the car in October.
Since then I've bought:
Air Filter
Oil Filter
Tranny Filter
Tranny pan gasket
Plugs
Coolant Hoses
VANOS Seals
Valve Cover Gasket
VANOS gasket
Oil
Transmission Fluid
Washer Fluid
Replacement Hazard/DL switch
INSURANCE

Total spent so far- $5300. Not bad for The Ultimate Driving Machine.
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Old 02-10-2010, 05:35 PM
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As a qualified NOOB...

Bought the car in October.
Since then I've bought:
Air Filter
Oil Filter
Tranny Filter
Tranny pan gasket
Plugs
Coolant Hoses
VANOS Seals
Valve Cover Gasket
VANOS gasket
Oil
Transmission Fluid
Washer Fluid
Replacement Hazard/DL switch
INSURANCE

Total spent so far- $5300. Not bad for The Ultimate Driving Machine.


Definitely not bad considering you are driving a great car. I think you made a great investment.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:27 PM
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:37 PM
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Latest purchase was a ///M dead pedal.
Awesome dude. I still want to get the whole set.
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Old 02-11-2010, 06:19 AM
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My car said he was lonely.



I bought him a friend.

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Old 02-11-2010, 06:49 AM
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My car said he was lonely.



I bought him a friend.

Are you serious! WOW! That is awesome!
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Old 02-11-2010, 07:07 AM
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