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This thread is SOOOOOOO oddly satisfying.
 

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Time for new photos.
Nothing new really with car. It works like a swiss clock. Just washing and driving.











 

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Hello again from north.

I am back from USA. I spent one week in NYC.
Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn etc. It was my best holiday so far.
Some pictures, check it out: https://aor.kuvat.fi/kuvat/Travel/New+York+8_2018/

Okay, lets talk more about this BMW
There was lot of searching for another good E46 325i/330i, but no.. most of the cars are so rusty and bad condition, no sense to buy.
I have to drive this car next winter.

Swiss clock failed :D
One evening i found out that drive shaft seal from rear diff was leaking.

Now it is repaired. First diff was removed.

- Drive shaft seals replaced with genuine parts
- Rear plate was removed and re-installed with sealant
- New diff oil (TEBOIL)
- New gearbox oil (TEBOIL)

Now it is fine, again.. :clap:
I have to say gearbox oil replacement was important. Old oil was like black waste oil you drain from old truck engine. "lifetime oil no change".. yep.
Gear change is now pretty smooth. I dont know if you have teboil oils there, but those are basically -50% of castrol price. Also fully synthetic oils.







 

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Hello again

I have to replace left front fender (rust).
Yesterday i took old fender off, and i bought new genuine front fender from Lithuania BMW shop.
There is also new E46 videos in my youtube channel, feel free to subscribe. Maybe next videos would be in english?

https://www.youtube.com/user/Supervisor00/videos




 

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New genuine BMW front fender arrived from Lithuania.
Fitment is perfect:



Door + front fender for paintshop


 

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Little update

I removed right front fender, i took it for sandblasting.
I tought it has to be fixed in time before rust bubbles will appear in right side..
Inside part is sandblasted, and painted with tar epoxy protector.



Cleaned sill end plate with drill+wire brush. Today second layer of paint.
Tomorrow i will put body seamer for that seam. (sikaflex black).

 

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Right fender back from sandblaster.
Inside of fender was sandblasted / protected with tar epoxy. Luckily paintwork was not damaged.. :)





 

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Nice work! I too have done this job recently. Not the most fun, but quite rewarding knowing you caught the rust before it gets any worse. Keep us posted!
 

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Discussion Starter #150 (Edited)
Nice work! I too have done this job recently. Not the most fun, but quite rewarding knowing you caught the rust before it gets any worse. Keep us posted!
Yep, i agree. worth to check this place.
This morning it was -4celsius.. brrr winter is coming!
I hope this car will be ready next week, i want to put my summer car in storage and take BMW out from garage.

-Brake caliber painting complete


-Side sill end plates sealed with sikaflex 527 sealant.
Result is not professional..


-Right fender protected with sikaflex 527 sealant
 

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Good work. Paying attention to the details is the best for one car.

Waiting to see the swiss clock completed. :thumbup:
 

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Discussion Starter #154 (Edited)
Yesterday some more fender adjustment. I think it is good now.
Today i will wash this car, and then machine polishing + coating.

 

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50 miles after last wash.
Normal highway and city driving 5 days.
I think we would be ok with less amount of salt.



No problem with washing, ceramic coating..

 

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Amazing thread! Love your interior too, it looks great!
Question, why does the shifter trim only have two window switches? Are the rear windows only controllable from their own switch? Or is the trim from a coupe?
 

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Amazing thread! Love your interior too, it looks great!
Question, why does the shifter trim only have two window switches? Are the rear windows only controllable from their own switch? Or is the trim from a coupe?
Hi
In Finland E46 rear electric windows was extra price option. :rolleyes:
 
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