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    Hi all,
    Last night I picked up my first BMW it's an E46 320d SE (2001). It quite high milage but it's going to be my commuter doing about 80 miles a day. It's got a few little niggles but nothing that concerns me.
    The central locking doesn't work but I'm going to send the body module (GM5) away for repair which should fix that.
    The exhaust vibrates against the body sometimes at tickover, I should be able to adjust that out or put some sort of rubber damper in place.

    I'm going to give it a full service including coolant and brake fluid so I have a start point for my service schedules.

    Anybody know of potential weak spots for this motor please could you advise me because I went to the school of preventative maintenance is god.
    I don't think it has swirl valves as it the 136bhp engine but again please advise me if I'm wrong.
    I look forward to some fun lighthearted banter and draining the knowledge from the forum gurus.

    Cheers
    Greg.
     
     

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    Hello from Southampton! Meet this sunday, Portsdown hill for tea and a bacon roll. You could show her off
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    FK AK Venom Coilovers - Unfinished
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    I'm in Bristol this weekend I'm afraid. Hopefully in the near future ill get it sorted to bring to a meet or two.
     
     

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    Nice One GregC, welcome to the forum, Any pictures of your new E46 320d SE (2001)?

    Attached are some Images of my motor, running a 325ti Compact M Sport Special (order). few things to do, take rear wash wipe off as this Is pig ugly and add shark fin this weekend, also I think my key fob battery Is on the way out too.





    Think you'll be pretty safe with the 320d engine, how many miles has It done?

    325tiDan
     
     

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    Hi dan,
    That is a very nice motor.
    Mine is totally standard silver SE but I'll be looking at getting a set of 18's on it as soon as I can afford them. I'm planning on getting limo tints at the rear because I've got some tv screens to fit. It's been nicely run in and has 177000miles, all the servicing has been carried out at Berry Heathrow and Royal Ascot BMW, it only has 2 previous owners so hopefully it'll still have loads of life left in it.
     
     

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    Thanks Greg,

    Go for 18's for sure If you can they really fill out the arches. Limo tints look good and as I have my young daughter In the back the sun doesn't bother her, plus top security from those pesky criminals!!! Let me know how you get on with the TV's, I thought about that too, currently there's just a black PSP rigged up for watching movies In the back. You're not kidding, 177000miles, just proves that the M54 Engine Is one of the best there Is to be honest. Should be capable of going to 250k easily before any kind of work required and with 2 careful owners and the service history, you can pretty much be assured that It's got what It's needed when It's needed It!!!



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

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    Hello and welcome to the forum

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    I've still got my 320d and have been so impressed that I've had to go and get the missus a BMW.

    I put a deposit down and will pick it up on Monday.
    2003 325ci.
     
     

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