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  1. New to bmw.Saying hello. 
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    clarkyn's Car Details
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    Morning all.

    Just bought a 2003 320d with a 100000 miles on the clock,full service history 12 months mot.

    The car is in great condition apart from a couple of things.The drivers door handle is very hard to open,you have to yank on it pretty hard a couple of times to open it.Iv seen a couple of threads on this forum on how to fix,so will give it a go
    Iv also heard about the swirl flap issue so will be getting that done as soon as possible.Just need to find out what size blanking plates i need.Thanks to this forum.
    Also the gear stick has a lot of play in it,so will be changing the bushes,or i might just get a short shifter.I have a short shifter in my other car,probably one of the best mods i have done on that car
    Last thing,the head light where the indicator is has a crack in it,i would like to replace it.Being new to bmw i'm still trying to figure out the best place to get parts.

    Other than that,she's a good car.Had a long drive back yesterday and stuck it on cruise control.Fantastic drive.

    Cheers.

    Neal.
     
     

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    Welcome chap, I have a soft spot for E46's.
    There are loads of 'how to guides' on here so you should find everything you need to get sorted
     
     

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    Cheers mate.The guides are a great help
     
     

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    clarkyn's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    320d
    Year of Manufacture:
    2003
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    Car Body Type:
    saloon

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    Had the car at a mates garage yesterday to remove the swirl flaps and fit a short shifter to try and sort the floppy gear stick.
    After all the work to get to the swirl flaps,they had already been done,which was a bonus

    When they done the swirl flaps they had disconnected the EGR,we reconnected it started the car and all seems fine.
    Is there any point in having the EGR connected?or should i just plug it back up?

    Also the short shifter was a nightmare.It doesn't go down enough to get the curclip on underneath the car,and the curclip was just to big.
    We couldn't go back as we destroyed the bmw one getting it out
    So basically the gear stick is just been stuck in and hopefully it won't pop out,it feels pretty solid.It didn't really sort the floppy gear stick,but it's a bit easier finding the gears.When it's in neutral the gear stick just stays right over to fith and doesn't go central so i keep going into fith rather than third.Bit annoying.

    Is this going to be a gearbox down job to sort the floppy gear stick?
    I can't leave the short shifter in forever with out the curclip.

    What do you guys think.I'm running out of money
     
     

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