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pidsy

2,312 posts

40 months

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Friday 20th April 2012 quote quote all
...toddles off to peruse the classifieds scratchchin

jackmontandon

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58 posts

82 months

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Friday 20th April 2012 quote quote all
pidsy said:
...toddles off to peruse the classifieds scratchchin
do it, you wont regret it one bit smile

Tonberry

1,512 posts

75 months

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Friday 20th April 2012 quote quote all
Congrats on a lovely example. Always had a soft spot for the E46 Coupe.


emicen

6,076 posts

101 months

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Saturday 21st April 2012 quote quote all
jackmontandon said:
Powerrr said:
Been looking at these myself. How is the.clutch holding up with the map and all that torque? Whats real world mpg post map also? Nice car Op, any still photos?
It seems to be doing fine and im far from gentle with it, it's been this power for around 30k
Yeah I will get some still pictures up later on tonight.
Mpg wise I average 32mpg round town and the other day I drove 110 miles 3 up with all our camping gear at 80mph and average just over 50mpg
Is that trip computer or manual calc. Bloody good if the latter!

jackmontandon

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58 posts

82 months

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emicen said:
Is that trip computer or manual calc. Bloody good if the latter!
Manual calculation, was very impressed smile
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r1tey

33 posts

108 months

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
any sound clips yet please?

jackmontandon

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58 posts

82 months

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
r1tey said:
any sound clips yet please?
tried to get one yesterday but sounded crap with all the wind, going to get another tomorrow smile

Adz The Rat

7,340 posts

92 months

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
That does look very good, the wheels and dark grille suit it.

Gooly

538 posts

31 months

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Sunday 22nd April 2012 quote quote all
Absolutely awesome. Is it on an open diff?

jackmontandon

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58 posts

82 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Gooly said:
Absolutely awesome. Is it on an open diff?
Yeah open diff, would love to fit an lsd but in all fairness the handling is as good as i would ever need on the road anyway, truly amazes me how quickly it can go round corners!

pidsy

2,312 posts

40 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
jackmontandon said:
r1tey said:
any sound clips yet please?
tried to get one yesterday but sounded crap with all the wind, going to get another tomorrow smile
you need a dead cat.

jackmontandon

Original Poster:

58 posts

82 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
pidsy said:
you need a dead cat.
a dead cat :/

pidsy

2,312 posts

40 months

RyanB88

44 posts

27 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Nice motor, alloys really suit it!

What is the difference between the E39 530D engine and the E46 330D engine?

Why is the 5 series 193bhp whereas the E46 is in the 200s? It's more than mapping aswell as the E39 only maps to 240bhp tops

Gooly

538 posts

31 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
jackmontandon said:
Yeah open diff, would love to fit an lsd but in all fairness the handling is as good as i would ever need on the road anyway, truly amazes me how quickly it can go round corners!
Fair enough, on the public roads I cant imagine it would make too much of a difference, I was just curious.

If you did want one, would an E46 M3 LSD fit on it, or would you have to go down the full aftermarket route?

jackmontandon

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58 posts

82 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
pidsy said:
haha never heard of one of those before :O

RyanB88 said:
Nice motor, alloys really suit it!

What is the difference between the E39 530D engine and the E46 330D engine?

Why is the 5 series 193bhp whereas the E46 is in the 200s? It's more than mapping aswell as the E39 only maps to 240bhp tops
Thanks, the wheels suit pretty much any car!
And its different turbo and injectors i think, along with ecu differences, the e39 is the smalled turbo, think the smaller turbo units are only 5 speed as well

Gooly said:
Fair enough, on the public roads I cant imagine it would make too much of a difference, I was just curious.

If you did want one, would an E46 M3 LSD fit on it, or would you have to go down the full aftermarket route?
Yeah im happy with how it is atm, as for fitting an lsd I dont think its as simple as fitting an m3 one (have read that up but cant remember why) and a quaife diff is 1k+

daymoon

23 posts

67 months

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Monday 23rd April 2012 quote quote all
Looks really good! Loving the colour too!

jackmontandon

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58 posts

82 months

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daymoon said:
Looks really good! Loving the colour too!
Thanks smile its one of the less common colors smile

r1tey

33 posts

108 months

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Tuesday 24th April 2012 quote quote all
please can we have a sound clip?

jamieleehodgson

561 posts

77 months

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Wednesday 25th April 2012 quote quote all
What 1/4 mile times u getting in that? (i pressume thats what u were doing in some of the pics?)

Was thinking about a 335d but 270bhp 330 sounds a better buy.
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