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  1. 2003 E46 325i Sport - Big service & mods 
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    I picked the car up on Saturday after having her in the garage on Thursday and the paint sprayers on Friday.

    Thursday:

    - Change handbrake shoes
    - Change rear brake discs for Brembo
    - Front and rear brake hoses for Goodridge braided hoses
    - Front and rear brake pads for EBC Greenstuff pads
    - Removal of Clutch Delay Valve (CDV)
    - Changed gearbox and differential fluids for RedLine
    - Replaced gear linkage bushes
    - Changed brake and clutch fluid, included full brake and clutch bleed

    Results - The gears are so much smoother and the notchiness has disappeared, brakes are sharper and the squeeking has gone, brake pedal is now rock hard and the clutch pedal is as smooth as silk. But none of this compares to how smooth the whole car feels to drive now, pulling away and changing gear everything. I would recommend everyone to remove their CDV (if they have one)


    Friday:

    - Rear bumper re-spray. As I wanted to remove the mudflaps all round I needed the rear bumper tidying up because the rear mudflaps had damaged the bumper. What a beautiful job the guy did for me, it's goegeous

    Saturday:

    - I picked her up from the sprayers in town and started with some mods:

    - Changed all interior bulbs (501's and festoon) to white LED
    - Installed chrome speedo rings
    - Clean up and re-seal rear boot lights
    - Change rear number plate lights to LED

    Right some piccys:


    Rear bumper re-sprayed:




    Close up of where the damage from the mudflaps used to be:




    I split the rear boot lights and cleaned them down (full of mould and filled with water as seal was broken) and re-sealed them:




    Chrome speedo rings fitted:




    Couple of general shots of the outside as she stands now:






    Thanks for looking
     
     

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    Nice work there mate, I like the OEM look with subtle mods
    Pain & Pleasure ....... my e39 ...... meJulie ..... what a car
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by avneet07 View Post
    Nice work there mate, I like the OEM look with subtle mods
    Cheers

    I'm not really into the aftermarket styling mods, but I don't mind a couple

    There isn't much I want to change on the exterior except for:

    - Change kindey grill to black
    - Lower on Eibachs
    - Change number plate to my personalised one
    - Paint calipers (not sure on colour, probably subtle)
    - Change headlights (angle eyes and HID's on their way today)
    - Change amber bulbs to chrome
    - Change BMW badges (old ones look tired)

    Not much then
     
     

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    Looks very nice , personally I would not have the chrome speedo rings but nice motor.
     
     

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