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Old 12th November 2017, 19:58   #76
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What a fascinating project Karan! Many congratulations for the car as well as the successful engine and transmission swap . Glad that you aren't planning to go overboard with the modifications on this car. I'm pretty sure the engine swap would feed your need for speed. One suggestion though, please keep the cosmetic mods limited and subtle.
Thanks Saumil, yes i am going to keep it basic with the engine mods for now as the stock engine with the lightweight body of the e46 is capable enough to have fun (0-100 km/h sprint in under 7.5 sec). Cosmetically i am going to keep it subtle but sporty, something like what v12 earlier posted.

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Old 10th December 2017, 19:32   #77
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Recently changed the rear number plate lights to white LED's to refresh the look of the car at night as before only one of the lights (yellow) were working;

My 2001 BMW 328i (E46) Project Car - Build Thread!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1512914526.734844.jpg

It was a simple DIY & here are some pics;

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Old & New housing;

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After;

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Good subtle change this, looks up to date without looking too blue/ over the top. Hope you have no light busted indications on your cluster. I did for a while, then just changed to a new set and that solved it. Though the fit was compatible, the resistance (??)wasn't I'm thinking. Something to keep in mind if you are thinking of the reversing lamps next.

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Good subtle change this, looks up to date without looking too blue/ over the top.
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Hope you have no light busted indications on your cluster.
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Something to keep in mind if you are thinking of the reversing lamps next.
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Smile Clutch Arrives;

Stage 3 clutch kit just arrived;

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This is sourced from Black Diamond Performance. This Paddle Clutch has been engineered to be a Race Clutch. These five paddle clutches are designed for use with highly modified engines (up to 40% above standard) have cerametallic friction surfaces which can cope with more power and deal with heat more efficiently, they wear at a slower rate, and have stainless steel backing plates.
This clutch is designed as direct replacement to standard unit using the original manufacturer’s bolt holes, no modification of the flywheel is necessary and the standard clutch release mechanism can be retained

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Test Running the New clutch;

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Initial impressions are though being a Stage 3 clutch it still retains almost OE like clutch pedal release. As its a fresh install its too early to comment now but shall keep you posted

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Sorry for hijacking your thread Karan! But couldn't find a better place to post this. Love the M3 CSL type boot spoiler.

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...3-Series.html/

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Sorry for hijacking your thread Karan! But couldn't find a better place to post this. Love the M3 CSL type boot spoiler.

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...3-Series.html/

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Yes i am aware about this car & the owner. Dont know why is it for sale though.
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New Year New Car Parts

My 2001 BMW 328i (E46) Project Car - Build Thread!-imageuploadedbyteambhp1514819751.124873.jpg

1) Level 3 Cooling System Upgrade Kit - GEBA water Pump with metal impeller, ECS Aluminum Water pump pulley, Fan Switch, Thermostat with Housing, Sealing Gaskets, Expansion Tank with level sensor and clamp,Pressure Cap, 1 Gallon Coolant, Upper & Lower Radiator Hoses,Accessory Drive Belts, Radiator Drain Plug, Nissens Radiator,Idler Pulley,Hydraulic Tensioner and Pulley, A/C Belt Tensioner Assembly)
2) New A/C parts (condenser, evaporator etc...)
3) AFE Stage 2 Magnum Intake
4) Gearbox Rebuild Kit (Bushings, Shifter Rod joints, Washers, Bearings etc)
5) Short Throw Shifter
6) Transmission Fluid change
7) Stage 3 clutch already installed

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Hi Karan,
I thought this was a mod with specific targets in mind. But your list of mods is starting to get a little long. I have seen threads of the forum where everything will be modded or upgraded and the car is not reliable anymore. Eventually the car is sold.
I hope and wish your car doesn't end up as one such case.
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Hi Karan,
I thought this was a mod with specific targets in mind. But your list of mods is starting to get a little long. I have seen threads of the forum where everything will be modded or upgraded and the car is not reliable anymore. Eventually the car is sold.
Hi F150.

Well the list of mods is maintenance, let me explain;

1) ECS Tuning Level 3 Kit is all Genuine BMW / OE Parts
2) AC Parts are again OE
3) AFE Intake is BOLT ON fitment for E46
4) This is to get back the original shift quality and again all parts are genuine BMW
5) Short Throw shifter is again Genuine BMW upgrade for the E46.
6) Transmission fluid change is again Maintenance
7) Stage 3 clutch is an non OE part installed to tackle the 328i power.

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I hope and wish your car doesn't end up as one such case.
Thank you for the good wishes
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