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      07-20-2014, 01:21 PM   #1
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From 330d to 320d!

Hello all,

Thought I'd post and introduce myself. My names Tony, and I live in Northampton. I have been a VW (and VAG) fan for years, but have always had a soft spot for Beemer's - It must be a German thing!

Over the years I've had more MK2 Golfs than I can count, Including a Jetta that I converted to VR6



And this 90 spec mk2 I also converted to VR6 running the full widetrack setup that was my daily hack for nearly 3 years.





I then bought an Audi B5 S4 that put out 337hp/362lbft. I also lost my license in this car and got banned for just over 16 months!





Mrs bought this in the mean time and loved it until the box started to slip... Have to say how well these little things handle - you can fling them anywhere!



Anyway, after getting my license back I bought a Skoda Octavia VRS TDI:





Up for sale at £3450ono if anyone is interested :P

Anyway onto the latest addition - My 330d!

I picked it up today for what I would say is a bargain price. SE spec, but with Sport bumpers and 18" MV4 wheels. Aux port, phone adaptor, Bluetooth, door handle puddle lights, auto lights, auto wipers cruise control. Quite well specced for a Beemer! lol

It needs a bit of work, and the list is as follows:

Flywheel rattle when clutch depressed half way...
Rear windows don't work...
Leccy mirrors don't work...
Air con warm...
Power steering very heavy when revs low...
Steering wheel controls don't work...
Also wheels in dire need of a refurb - but this is dependant on whether they are genuine or not.

Also noticed a squeak from rear suspension when warm, but think I might grease up bushes and balljoints to see if I can solve it.







Over the moon with it if I'm honest. It's had a full spray job at some point and although isn't the best, it is still very presentable. To the untrained eye it would be impossible to tell. It pulls like a train, and handles so well even compared to Audi's Quattro system.

Love it

Any comments welcome?

Thanks, Tony.

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      07-20-2014, 01:27 PM   #2
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Apologies for the long first post - and for the mismatched image sizes!

I'm off out now to adjust handbrake mech now, and check fuses to see if I can sort the Rear windows and leccy mirrors.

Also need a few pointers on getting my BMTechnic cable working after the company went down. Will this work with other INPA software?

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Strange car. Front and rear bumpers have been changed as you mentioned.
And side mirrors are from LCI....???
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Good effort on the write up, what did you get banned for?

Also, thats first time I've seen 18 inch MV4's....
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Strange car. Front and rear bumpers have been changed as you mentioned.
And side mirrors are from LCI....???
Are you sure they're LCI mirrors? I didn't know that. The whole car is pretty clean to be honest, Just my eagle eyes have noticed certain parts of the paint have sort of tiny pin prick sized bubbles, where either dust or water has got into the gun, and the skirts are held on with self tappers in certain places

Still for the money I paid, I can't moan! :P

I checked it throughly, and there is no accident damage. The car is also HPI clear.

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Good effort on the write up, what did you get banned for?

Also, thats first time I've seen 18 inch MV4's....
Makes me wonder if they are genuine then. I was going to whip a wheel off earlier to check, but it got dark too quick, and spent time fannying with other things.

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Thanks for the comments chaps!
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      07-20-2014, 07:55 PM   #6
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Just a quick few questions -

Are all outer mirrors blue tinted?

And, How can I get the number plate lights to come on with coming home/unlocking of car?
Interior and Door handle lights come on, but not tail lights or number plate lights

Andddd... Why does my 330d sound like it has a viscous fan - when it doesn't lol. Do they all sound like this? My mates E46 obviously does. I have a feeling this might be related to my dodgy Power steering.
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      07-20-2014, 07:57 PM   #7
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Anywayssss...

Progress tonight - Swapped the Osram Nightbreaker bulbs and error free LED sidelights out of the Octy VRS earlier.

Also drained PAS fluid and refilled with fresh ATF I had knocking about and although it is a lot better, you still need some right Biceps to park at low speeds. Something still isn't right.

Any ideas on Rear windows, and Leccy mirrors not working chaps?

Cheers.
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Good effort on the write up, what did you get banned for?

Also, thats first time I've seen 18 inch MV4's....
Oh, got banned for drink driving Lost control in the Snow at 3am when it was about -4 out and hit a parked car.
Honestly never drink drive either, it was after having an argument I escaped from the Mrs House. Long story short I got banned for 22 months, and done 16.5 after Drink drive course reduction. Funnily enough I barely drink any more now too!
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Strange car. Front and rear bumpers have been changed as you mentioned.
And side mirrors are from LCI....???
Could you confirm if they are indeed LCI mirrors. I need a passenger side glass, and not sure if its blue or clear. I know the rear view mirror is auto dimming, does this work on the outer mirrors too, or shall I just buy a cheapy for £12 from ebay and be done with it?
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Could you confirm if they are indeed LCI mirrors. I need a passenger side glass, and not sure if its blue or clear. I know the rear view mirror is auto dimming, does this work on the outer mirrors too, or shall I just buy a cheapy for £12 from ebay and be done with it?
They are lci mirrors.
If they are tinted, that means auto dimming function will not work on them as they are already tinted.

If you ever decide to remap it, read the reviews before you do that. On manual one member reported that clutch started slipping after 8-12 months post remap.
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Hello fellow Northampton member. I'll look out for you on my travels about town.
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Hi mate, good to see you got on here
Hopefully can get the bits and bobs sorted easily!
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They are lci mirrors.
If they are tinted, that means auto dimming function will not work on them as they are already tinted.

The problem is it is near on impossible to tell if it is tinted or not. I have auto dimming mirrors, so assume it should be clear glass. However, I'll only be buying a cheapy from eBay, so doubt the auto dimming will work on that mirror after anyway.

If you ever decide to remap it, read the reviews before you do that. On manual one member reported that clutch started slipping after 8-12 months post remap.
Oh I will do. The previous owner told me it had the DPF deleted, and assumed it had been remapped, but I'm not so sure. Either way the flywheel is rattling when pressed half way so is due a clutch and flywheel in the very near future.

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Hello fellow Northampton member. I'll look out for you on my travels about town.
Where abouts are you from, and what do you drive?

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Hi mate, good to see you got on here
Hopefully can get the bits and bobs sorted easily!
Hi Martyn, thanks for pointing me to this forum, I've been reading quite a bit, and there is tonnes of information!

Thinking about it, maybe we could arrange a Northants meet, for a natter?

Tony
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      07-21-2014, 05:25 AM   #14
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Managed to decode the VIN finally -

Data for vehicle identification number: WBAVC9209***8621
Model description: 330d
Market: Europa
Type: VC92
E-Code: E90
Chassis: Limousine
Steering: rechts
Doors: 4
Engine: M57D30O2 - 3,00l (170kW)
Drive: Heckantrieb
Transmission: manuell
Body Color: Mysticblau Metallic (A07)
Upholstery: Leder Dakota/grau 60 (LCAD)
Production date: 21.03.2006
Assembled in: München

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S240A - Lenkrad Leder Airbag - Leather steering wheel
S2CYA - BMW LM Rad Sternspeiche 158 - BMW LA wheel, spider spoke 158
S321A - Exterieurumfänge in Wagenfarbe - Exterior parts in vehicle color
S497A - Mittelarmlehne im Fond - Centre armrest, rear
S4AGA - Interieurleisten titan matt - Interior trim finishers Titanium matt
S520A - Nebelscheinwerfer - Fog lights
S853A - Sprachversion englisch - Language version English
S1CAA - Selektion COP relevanter Fahrzeuge - Selection of COP relevant vehicles
S249A - Multifunktion für Lenkrad - Multifunction f steering wheel
S302A - Alarmanlage - Alarm system
S428A - Warndreieck und Verbandstasche - Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A - Innenspiegel automatisch abblendend - Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A - Raucherpaket - Smoker package
S502A - Scheinwerferreinigungsanlage - Headlight cleaning system
S507A - Park Distance Control hinten (PDC) - Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
S521A - Regensensor - Rain sensor
S534A - Klimaautomatik - Automatic air conditioning
S544A - Geschwindigkeitsregelung mit Bremsfunkt - Cruise control with brake function
S563A - Lichtpaket - Light package
S644A - Vorbereitung Handy m. Bluetooth - Preparation f mobile phone w Bluetooth
S663A - Radio BMW Professional - Radio BMW Professional
S694A - Vorbereitung BMW 6 CD Wechsler - Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
L812A - Länderausführung England / Irland - NATIONAL VERSION GREAT BRITAIN
S850A - Zusätzl. Tankfüllung Export - Additional Export tank filling
S863A - Händlerverzeichnis Europa - Retailer Directory Europe
S877A - Entfall Überkreuzbedienung - Delete cross-pattern operation
S880A - Bordliteratur englisch - On-board vehicle literature English
S8S3A - Automatische Verriegelung beim Anfahren - Automatic locking when driving off
S8SMA - Fahrgestellnummer von aussen sichtbar - Car ident. number visible from outside
S8SPA - Steuerung COP - Control unit COP
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Oh, and I need some Fog light bulb holders too - Do these differ from SE to Sport fogs?

Mine are both missing.
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Yeah a little meet up would be good
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I have a 2006 330d M sport. I'm from the Duston area.
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I have a 2006 330d M sport. I'm from the Duston area.
Nice, I'm near Tesco Mereway.
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Any Guru's know exactly how the Air Con system works on these?

Had it re gassed earlier and it held pressure fine no leaks etc and has the correct amount of gas in now but no cold air. The Air con man reckons either a pressure switch or compressor itself.

Is there anyway to tell?

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Adjusted handbreak earlier properly and noticed I have three 18x8.5J wheels, and one 18x8J wheel?

This gets better lol
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The car may throw some error codes up if it's a sensor problem. I have INPA and DIS that would read any stored codes.

Best be scouring eBay then for a new wheel!
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