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    GREETINGS!

    My missus bought me an E46 330 Ci M Sport for my birthday this year. I ADORE IT! There is just not a road long enough to really enjoy my car! Every time I arrive at my destination, I'm disappointed that the drive is over!! It's by far the best BMW I've had (I had a 325i, an e34 530i V8 and a 1995 740iL V8 <- The 740iL was a bit of a lemon and I don't discuss it much).


    Sadly, the missus scratched my 330Ci, just above the front right wheel arch, with the bumpen protruding half an inch. Are there easy fixes to this? About a 2 inch paint scratch with a MINOR dent - like MINOR - and then the protruding bumper.

    I am planning SOME upgrades to my car - like adding a CD changer as well as a touch screen/Sat Nav screen unit. Could anyone tell me if I can even retrofit an E46 Screen thingy to my E46 330ci?

    Anyway, just wanted to say HI!

    PS About 8 years ago, I owned an E34 3 litre V8 and I had a 325i. I bought myself a repair manual for said 325i, which saved me many pounds. However, due to upgrading & moving country twice - the manual has gone missing! My mother in South Africa has an E36 316i and I was wondering if anyone had a PDF copy of one they could email me?
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    Yes you may fit the screen in. You need to remove the sunglasses compartment below your heater module unit and place this heater unit in the gap where the glasses compartment originally was. This will give you the space for a double DIN unit, allowing you to fit in a BMW sat nav screen

    Which BMW model do you require the PDF manual for? I'll try source one for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by haz_65 View Post
    Yes you may fit the screen in. You need to remove the sunglasses compartment below your heater module unit and place this heater unit in the gap where the glasses compartment originally was. This will give you the space for a double DIN unit, allowing you to fit in a BMW sat nav screen

    Which BMW model do you require the PDF manual for? I'll try source one for you
    Ahh, BRILLIANT! That sounds good. Is it easy to hook up a BMW SatNav later on, or should I do it all in one go?

    My mom has an E36 316i (1998 model) auto. My old Haynes manual was sufficient for it - albeit a bit dirty. I'd be VERY grateful if you can source one for me.
     
     

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    Welcome to the site, great car you've got!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe9087 View Post
    Welcome to the site, great car you've got!
    Thanks! Here's a photo - it's my favourite shot of my car!
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    Hello and welcome to Bimmerforums UK, it's good to have you with us
     
     

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    Hi guys! Thanks for the welcome!

    I do adore my car. Is there any way one can "appreciate" cars like this properly, without losing licence points - or banned from driving forever? I live close to a motorway. I don't often need to take said motorway, but when I do, ahhhh.... opening the taps on that straight six three litre! BLISS!!! Only problem is, by the time 4th gear arrives - you know - the national speed limit pretty much comes & goes...

    So, where could I go to fully appreciate the power - but also not void insurance & reliability?
     
     

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    hi elenar and welcome too the forum...the 330i will alwaysput a smile on your face...you dont need a long road...country roads with traction control off is just as much fun!!trust me...oh the car looks superb
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elenar 330i View Post
    Hi guys! Thanks for the welcome!

    So, where could I go to fully appreciate the power - but also not void insurance & reliability?
    Germany mate. Got up to 165 on my bike there this summer.
    Having just, like yourself, bought a 330ci, I'll be heading back soon!
     
     

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