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    Hi everyone. Decided to join this forum, after looking through reems of different bmw forums, decided this was the most helpful and easy to use.
    I own a 2000 E46, Black, Saloon.

    I brought it with 230,000 miles on the clock! Not a murmer out of the engine, changed the Head Gasket and Chain as a precaution because manifold was blowing, tried to remove to inspect further and ended up snapping a stud, so removed head to get drilled out, thought i might aswell do work while the head was off. Turned out after all of that the flange had a small hairline crack in it!

    Anyway, decided engine, although running perfectly, was drastically underpowered (wish i researched the car before jumping in headfirst). I found a cheap complete 323 engine and box, and i am currently in the final stages of the swap. At the sametime i am facelifting the car using the m-sport bumper.

    Hopefully i can offer some help on the forum as i am a mobile mechanic in the west midlands.
     
     

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    Hello and welcome to the forums

    good choice on forum selection,
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    decided this was the most helpful and easy to use
    and thats why we're No.1
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhysd1309 View Post
    Hi everyone. Decided to join this forum, after looking through reems of different bmw forums, decided this was the most helpful and easy to use.
    I own a 2000 E46, Black, Saloon.

    I brought it with 230,000 miles on the clock! Not a murmer out of the engine, changed the Head Gasket and Chain as a precaution because manifold was blowing, tried to remove to inspect further and ended up snapping a stud, so removed head to get drilled out, thought i might aswell do work while the head was off. Turned out after all of that the flange had a small hairline crack in it!

    Anyway, decided engine, although running perfectly, was drastically underpowered (wish i researched the car before jumping in headfirst). I found a cheap complete 323 engine and box, and i am currently in the final stages of the swap. At the sametime i am facelifting the car using the m-sport bumper.

    Hopefully i can offer some help on the forum as i am a mobile mechanic in the west midlands.
    welcome mate, if you are facelifting the front end the most expensive parts will be the new shape lights.
     
     

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    Hi mate, welcome to the forum!

    A mobile mechanic in the West Midlands you say? You know the Leamington / Southam area? - i'm a BMW driver, who is terrified of spanners and is struggling to find a good mechanic in the Midlands area.

    Got a little list of jobs if you're after some work.
     
     

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    Hi and welcome along to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you on board.
     
     

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