My 3 litre Panzer runaround! Replaced by/downgraded to an Ibiza Sport TDI :(
Former car - no longer own this car
Model code E46
Purchase date March 2013
Doors 2 Doors
Body type Coupe
Fuel type Diesel
Engine size 3.0 Litres
Engine position Front Engined
Driven wheels Rear Wheel Drive (RWD)
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Engine & Transmission
- K&N Air filter
- Bigger front-mount intercooler
- Swirl flaps removed
- Eibach Pro kit springs
- Genuine M3 gearknob
- LED sidelights
- Black badges (Plasti-dip)
- Black kidney grills (Plasti-dip)
Wheels & Brakes
- Genuine 18" MV2s
Extras & factory options
- Harman Kardon audio / optional sub
- BMW Optional Sat Nav / TV
- M sport pack
- Heated Leather Sports seats
- Newest first
- Oldest first
Former car - no longer own this car3 updates 4 followers 14 modsExteriorBlack kidney grills (Plasti-dip)ExteriorBlack badges (Plasti-dip)
Former car - no longer own this car3 updates 4 followers 14 mods2013-11-26 12:16:34Sadly it's time to say goodbye to the 330Cd, it's been a fantastic daily but I need something cheap to tax/insure/run for a daily. I'll be selling the Honda too and then getting an Elise.
The new owners picks it up this week, no more watching Top Gear in a drive thru or traffic jams for me! :(
Former car - no longer own this car3 updates 4 followers 14 modsExteriorLED sidelights
Former car - no longer own this car3 updates 4 followers 14 mods2013-03-08 21:21:24This week I've fitted 2 new tyres, front lower arm bushes and front brake pads to clear all of the things the MOT tester noted. Also while the bonnet was up I tidied up the intercooler's mounts. They are really sturdy and it fits great, no rattle or anything but they had big studs sticking out and were unpainted aluminium so didn't look very nice behind the grilles. Any excuse to break out an angle grinder.
Here's a before and after, took all of 3 minutes and looks so much better
It also has an M3 strut brace but that means all the engine covers have had to come off. I'm not a fan of this as I much prefer clean engines bays (see my DC2, case in point!) so I took it off. The previous owner replaced the factory studs with bolts for some reason, possibly length of the bolt? Anyway it meant I needed to seperate the spring cup from the top mount.
Unfortunately I made the noob error of undoing the strut top nut without compressing the spring and having the strut fly apart. In my defense this does not happen on Hondas as the spring is barely longer than the damper stroke uncompressed lol. Another unfortunate thing was that my spring compressors were at home (30 miles away). So after some messing about trying to sort it out on the car I decided to use the 20 ton press in the workshop and some keen cable ties. Easily the most gypsy thing I have ever done in the workshop and god damn dangerous but it was either that or thumb it home.
Just look at the state of this.
Luckily it worked and I got to drive it home. Got to say a huge thanks to my boss Luke for staying behind and lending me a hand and looking the other way while I abused all the workshop equipment!
Just the other side to do now, should probably use the spring compressors.
Former car - no longer own this car3 updates 4 followers 14 mods2013-03-02 22:45:36I got really lucky with this car. A friend of a friend had left it standing for 8 months with no real plans for it. No tax or MOT but pretty clean under all the dust/rain marks! So luckily I managed to get it for a bit less than trade-in!
It passed the MOT but got advised on front pads, front tyres and front lower arm heel bushes so they are all on order and I'll change them all in one hit.
This weekend I got chance to clean it so here's a quick pic. It's chalk and cheese compared to my Integra but what a car!
Former car - no longer own this car3 updates 4 followers 14 modsEngine & TransmissionSwirl flaps removed