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From a broken e91 325i to a Moon Mileage 335d ...



mart.z.s

ClioSport Club Member
  Audi A3 2.0T Quattro
Facelift rear lights make them look a million times better. I’m orobably gonna upgrade mine
I’ve just put a wrap on mine to get rid of that white bit and looks quite good IMO for £10 I think it was. Thought the actual light upgrade was quite expensive.
 
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Cribert

ClioSport Club Member
  Cup 172
I’ve just put a wrap on mine to get rid of that white bit and looks quite good IMO for £10 I think it was. Thought the actual light upgrade was quite expensive.
Yeah it’s a new bootlid required. I’ve priced it up and it’s about £150-£200 for the rear conversion. Not terrible
 

Sir_Dave

ClioSport Trader
You really, seriously, need help.
I just like the variety 🤣
That didn’t hang around long at all! And neither did you 😆 looks smart in black.
I’m going to get myself on this PH thread you keep referring to as seems where most of the dealing seems to be!
It does mean having to go on PH forums tho.
Have fun: https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?h=0&f=72&t=1686320&i=0
Everyone seems to hate the PH forum, but i find its really rather simple format quite refreshing compared to some!!
233k, nice. My old 320d had 251k on when I sold it
That makes me feel like im not the only nutter in the room, thank you!!
Haha awesome. Still on the original turbos?
Yup, its had all new vacuum lines, waterpump, thermostat & glow plugs/controller fairly recently, but the main hardware is all original.
Is there an e9X variant you haven’t owned yet?
Has he had the e93?
Havent had an e93 as above, never would either, absolute turd wagons.
Engines wise, ive had N43 320i (e92 company car), N53 325i (e91), N52 330i (e90), N57 330d (e92), N54 335i (e90), M57 335d (e91) & S65 M3 (e90) and am a firm believer that if its a BMW with less than 6 cylinders, you might as well not bother ☺

Had a better look over the car this morning, is actually in very good condition!! The previous owner was a bit of a detailing geek apparently (it has "Waxstock" stickers on it whatever the f*ck that is) so barring the front bumper/bonnet, the paintwork is lovely. Barely even swirled considering its black!! Sparkly black (its sapphire), but still black.

Also, considering it originally came with the "base" speaker setup (which is frankly awful compared to HIFI/Logic7), its does actually appear to have MB Quart components, underfloor subs & rear speakers fitted, so im assuming it used to have an amp powering the lot - purely as i cant imagine that 500 quid of speakers would normally sound this poor ... luckily i have a Philips DAP6040 amp under the stairs from my teenage years, so will try and work out how to fit that i think! The CIC headunit has also been upgraded with a larger GB storage SSD harddrive, so does definiately run a bit faster than my other one.

Driving wise, the first impressions of the gearbox is exactly how i remember from the 330d, i.e. i really want to flash the gearbox with XHP Stage 2 software ... unsure if thats wise on the mileage, its had an oil change, but still... engine wise, umm, well, its obscenely quick for a diesel ... once rolling its 😯🤔🤪 ... although it does smell a bit like a 🚜💨💨💨

Still have a Bilstein B12 kit in the shed. maybe itll go on a car at some point lol.
 

TomSx

ClioSport Club Member
Yup, its had all new vacuum lines, waterpump, thermostat & glow plugs/controller fairly recently, but the main hardware is all original.
All standard stuff then which you have to do on E9X's then really. Well other than the vacuum lines which is pretty much standard for the 35d engine.

Goes to show what great motors they are if looked after.
 

Sir_Dave

ClioSport Trader
Had a bit more of a poke around with the 335d yesterday, purely as the underfloor subs didnt seem to be working.

After removing the front seats, i was pleasantly surprised to find a set of MB Quart's staring back up at me, along with some wiring to the boot, where, despite the tell tale signs of power and earth leads, there is no longer an amplifier. Removal of the door cards showed that the car actually has an MB Quart QM200.3 setup fitted in the front, with the matching QM100's fitted in the rear doors - always nice when you find £500 of speakers that you didnt know about!

Being that ive had an "BMW Alpine HIFI upgrade" in my e92 330d and have/had Logic 7 in the 335i/325i, i think i'll leave the MB Quarts in and purchase a TechnicPNP 2/4 harness from the US and an Alpine MRV-F300 (or similar) to power them - that should give quite a nice sound from my research on e90post.
 

Cribert

ClioSport Club Member
  Cup 172
Nice surprise. I have logic 7 or whatever it is but I’m not overly impressed with it tbh. Have you looked anymore at the auto box flash software?
 

Sir_Dave

ClioSport Trader
Nice surprise. I have logic 7 or whatever it is but I’m not overly impressed with it tbh. Have you looked anymore at the auto box flash software?
Have a look at these settings for the L7, helped my sound no end: https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161120
Also https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42672 and https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44583

Re: XHP, i'll probably start driving the car properly from the 1st July (in order to decide whether to keep this or the 335i longer term), but my initial thought is that if i do decide to do the upgrade, due to the miles on the car, id want the autobox sump/filter/oil changing first. It is a very very good modification though, i would certainly recommend it for yours if its available!!

Also, next time you have a spare 10 minutes, disconnect the battery, remove the airbag & steering trim and swap wires 1 & 3 in this connector block:
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Untitled
by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

That will then convert your "push for down" "pull for up" gearchange paddles into the correct/M3 style setup:
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by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

I did mine yesterday, the standard setup does my head in o_O
 

Rojer

ClioSport Club Member
  Civic
Have a look at these settings for the L7, helped my sound no end: https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161120
Also https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42672 and https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44583

Re: XHP, i'll probably start driving the car properly from the 1st July (in order to decide whether to keep this or the 335i longer term), but my initial thought is that if i do decide to do the upgrade, due to the miles on the car, id want the autobox sump/filter/oil changing first. It is a very very good modification though, i would certainly recommend it for yours if its available!!

Also, next time you have a spare 10 minutes, disconnect the battery, remove the airbag & steering trim and swap wires 1 & 3 in this connector block:
View attachment 1424089
Untitled by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

That will then convert your "push for down" "pull for up" gearchange paddles into the correct/M3 style setup:
View attachment 1424091
Untitled by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

I did mine yesterday, the standard setup does my head in o_O
Wow didn't realise it was that easy to change the paddle function!
 

Cribert

ClioSport Club Member
  Cup 172
Have a look at these settings for the L7, helped my sound no end: https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161120
Also https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=42672 and https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44583

Re: XHP, i'll probably start driving the car properly from the 1st July (in order to decide whether to keep this or the 335i longer term), but my initial thought is that if i do decide to do the upgrade, due to the miles on the car, id want the autobox sump/filter/oil changing first. It is a very very good modification though, i would certainly recommend it for yours if its available!!

Also, next time you have a spare 10 minutes, disconnect the battery, remove the airbag & steering trim and swap wires 1 & 3 in this connector block:
View attachment 1424089
Untitled by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

That will then convert your "push for down" "pull for up" gearchange paddles into the correct/M3 style setup:
View attachment 1424091
Untitled by Sir_Dave, on Flickr

I did mine yesterday, the standard setup does my head in o_O
A fountain of knowledge! Thanks mate. Yeah I couldn’t understand the paddle function at all initially, made no sense
 

Craig

ClioSport Club Member
  E46 330i tourer
Lol you've got some serious BMW issues. Can't beat a tourer though. That's some serious mileage. What plans have you got 😂
 


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