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have you bought the bonnet insulation and fixed the glove box yet ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote NickDE Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Mar 2016 at 10:12pm
My E46 Touring has the same splits in the rubber at the bottom of the windscreen. Is it also a bolt off/on replacement job ?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rpennington Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 Mar 2016 at 6:13am
Hi nick

My E46 saloon windscreen trim as gone the same way with the rubber splitting & is getting worse over time. I shall be looking at replacing mine,just a shame you can't replace just the rubber as the rest of it is ok.
I have checked mine on Realoem & the picture items list says clips with quantity of 7,so yours will be the same as mine.

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Glove box has been adjusted and the insulation has not been purchased yet.

The cover is really easy to remove, hardest part was removing the wiper arms (stuck on)

I paid around £30 for the cover from BMW
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Glad to see you still have the car,think I might take my rear lights out now I've seen how much dirt collects there,I didn't kmow the windscreen trim would be that easy to get from bmw
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My coil cover was a mess and letting the engine bay down so I purchased these two



This was the cover before




Painted



First sanding



Completed





Fitted





Gave her a clean





Then went to the PH Breakfast Club meet at Haynes





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It's been a long time since I updated these, I have been working on the car and taking photos as I went a long but lost interest in updating these. So I will go through and try to put all the information up since my last update.

So first things first, I had to change my garage. I ended up realy lucky with this as the new garage is right next door to my house, its huge and has a pit. It was however full of crap so moved it all about and got the car in


First job in her new home was to replace the new fog light which was broken (Its hardly been on the car)



Got her out and cleaned her down, a couple shots in her new home



The windscreen has been replaced with a green sunstrip due to chips


While cleaning I noticed a scratch on the bonnet whih was annoying, so a friend helped me polish this back and remove


This then ended in me machine polishing the car. I spent weeks doing this on and off. Not perfect but certainly 80% improvement

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Before





During













After





I did the whole car but not going to bore you with that. Next up was to remove the tape etc



And then the task of removing all the white residue


Gently



Long day finished


After unwrapping I could start the old girl, been a few weeks at this point


I keep hearing good stuff about APC so bought some of this


Started with the rubbers etc








Next up was the fuel cap etc







And I found this, so back to the paintshop for the 9th time


Gave her a good clean and nice layer of wax after all of that



And out for the first time in a while





I will have a break now and continue later

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Next up was the expensive part.

The car was nearly due a service and it was the Inspection 2. I had a few other bits I wanted sorting at the same time to booked her in to my local BMW Specialist. This guy is known locally and is very very good.

So dropped the car off


And then got the bill a week later.

List of work I had completed

Inspection 2
Valve Clearance checked and adjusted
New BMW thermostat
New seals/gaskets and bolts on the vanos including new filter etc

Ready to collect






And then back in her cave


While the car was there, he was bored waiting for someone on Saturday and decided to re-gass the aircon and investigate why that was not working and then removed the door car and freed up the window motor so that now works all free of charge.

I have taken it for a couple runs recently and given her the beans, picks up and pulls really well and no more oil leaks from the vanos.

I am sure there was more but I do not have that much time anymore to update these so will do it in one big hit every now and then.

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Quite extraordinary MBoon - hats off!
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Thank you sir
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Good write up and a great restoration on a fantastic looking car, I always liked the e36 so much sleeker looking than the bloated, podgy e46.
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Hi all,

I am currently thinking of selling the above car. It has completed under 1000 miles in nearly 2 years and just sits in my garage under a BMW car cover within a carcoon.

It is not perfect but that said is a really nice car and a great investment.

I will not sell for anything under £20,000. Anything less and it sits in the garage. The car owes me nothing.

If you are a genuine buyer and want this car, please get in contact with me through personal message on this site please.

Thanks for reading.
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