BM newbee from newcastle, Just bought a E36 318 tds

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  1. BM newbee from newcastle, Just bought a E36 318 tds 
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    brown4454's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    civic
    Year of Manufacture:
    1992
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    hi all,

    Im chris from newcastle.
    A bit of a major honda fan. Been slightly turned. Still love honda's but need a break from old civic's. Was fairly tempted with an e36 m3. But i was left carless recently so wanted a sub 2 grand daily car and fancy'd a diesel for work.


    All my mechanic training ( if it can be called such) was in the army. So the idea of buying a modern common rail diesel with an electric high pressure pump kind of scares me. So the 318 tds fit the bill nicely. Nice simple setup. No expesive pumps to fail. Which is why ford and vauxhall got ruled out.

    Views on the car so far...

    Well its slow. I knew it was going to be going from a 190hp 900kg civic to a 1400kg 90hp bmw.
    Not had it long enough to comment on comsuption, but hoping for 40-45mpg
    Its nice and comfy. Nice drive, suits the drive to work much better than the civic.

    Future plans.

    My friend has some mapping equipment. So can get me the generic maps the major companys use and is going to get it done on the cheap for me.
    Look in to a de-cat and blanking the egr to go with the mapping.
    Would like a little extra power and torque. Make the car feel more pokey than slow.

    Already toying the the idea of some lowering springs, ebaich pro's, 30mm would keep me happy, Rear spring need done for next mot so good excuse.
    Love the look of 1 series 16inch steel wheels, so tempted with those to

    Just one picture from the sale add

     
     

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    e36318iscoupe's Car Details
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    e36318is
    Year of Manufacture:
    1996
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    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe
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    welcome to the forum nice car and not that im biased or anything but in the the best colour just goto keep on to of it
    There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way

    I see you've made you're decision now lets see you enforce it.

    The search facility on here is your friend

    PLEASE READ THE POSTING RULES, FOR SALE RULES, & HOW TO CORRECT THREAD TITLES
     
     

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    Geordie Boy's Car Details
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    328i Sport & X5 3.0D Msport
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    1998 & 2008
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    automatic & automatic
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    coupe & SAV/estate

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    Welcome to the forum, car looks good. Enjoy
     
     

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