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Embarking into a new project, E46 touring

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#1 ck318ci


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 02:50 AM

Hi guys

been in this forum since 2005 when i bought my E46 318ci

after a few BMWs, E53 X5 3.0, E90 320I, E60 523i, F10 523I

and now driving a very trusted, reliable Merc W212.


i am back with another E46, where i started with the roundel affair.


getting myself an Auto Bavaria E46 Touring

only a handful of these were brought in to Malaysia and all of them were the same M43 1.9 16V engine that is same as my 2000 E46 318CI.

reliable and good enough for city potting but since this is my project car.


i am gonna list down the thing i intend to do and perhaps fellow forumers will give me some ideas and recommendation to help me complete this.


1. M54B30 half cut. (Sourced)- any workshop that recommend doing the swap with good work, and relaying the wiring loom, ECU flashing

2. Complete M SPORT bodykit original from Wagon (Sourced)

3. Complete M sport interior in Black (Sourced)- planning to do up the seat with new leather in BMW Lemon Dakota. any recommendation?

4. M sport Steering with tri stitch

5. respray of car to BMW M color, Imola Red- any recommendation of paint shop,

I used to go to CYF at Kg Subang but his recent work is not up to par anymore.

6. BMW M sport MV2 Wheels


this will be a very personal project that I always wanted to do.


any feedbacks be it good or bad are welcome.



Edited by ck318ci, 13 January 2018 - 02:51 AM.

#2 OldmanBM


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 05:21 AM

Go for it CK, am a real fan of the E46 and has been running the m43 engine for 17 years. Pls share your project updates as I am sure there will be many more tips and alternatives work around we can learn and share.


Good luck and post lots of pics !

#3 gendong



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Posted 13 January 2018 - 07:54 AM

All the best on the project bro! Its gonna b a rare one
'04 E46 N42B20 | Style 135 Msport rims | Bilstein B12 with Eibach Pro-kit | Eibach ARB | K&N air filter | Dynavin head unit - *in memories*
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#4 ck318ci


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Posted 13 January 2018 - 08:33 AM

Just paid deposit for the halfcut and the interior.
Will update when I am back in Kl again

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