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Michel
10-25-2011, 10:27 PM
Hi all, I'm considering getting rid of my 330 and my toyota corolla and getting 1 car for both seasons (335i likely). I realize this car will be for a specific buyer as it is heavily modified and I will likely not part it.

Some history, I bought this car off my brother this past June but it's been in the family for 5 years now. It had ~80k when we bought it, it's got ~133k km's now. The previous owner was a young guy who lived in Niagara; the car was maintained at Engineered Automotive when in his possession. In mine, its been at Bimmersport since day 1 and have all service records (TONSS of receipts, down to each oil change). The car was driven for about 1 1/2 winters in our possession; not winter driven from PO.

It is an original M-tech II in Imola Red on Alcantara interior.

Maintenance items taken care of:
- Inspection II done at around 90k
- Discs, pads new at around 90k
- Waterpump + thermostat done 2 summers ago
- Expansion tank + aux fan done last summer (2010)
- Oil changes every 5-7k km
- New rear half shafts done this summer (2011)
- Differential U-joint (done this summer)
- Differential bushings (done this summer)
- Crankcase done twice on it
- Replaced cam position sensor
- Intake elbow replaced
- Replaced Front End links (OEM)
- Replaced Tranny fluid (with Motul) this last week
- Replace Valve cover gasket

Modifications + Upgrades

Interior:
- ZHP weighted shift knob + alcantara boot
- Aux connection
- Alcantara wrapped M-steering wheel

Suspension/Driveline:
- Bilstein PSS10 coilovers
- Powerflex front control arm bushings
- Rogue Engineering Transmission mounts (blacks - which are soft)
- E46 M3 engine mounts
- Meyle rear trailing arm bushings
- K-sport rear lower control arms
- Powerflex subframe bushings
- Subframe reinforcement
- Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
- M5 clutch & UUC 8.5 lb flywheel
- CDV removed
- BMW performance SSK
- 3.46 differential with LSD installed (Wavetrac torsion type unit) with Motul diff fluid - done properly with new bearings, proper shims etc.

Engine:
- Schrick 264/248 NA cams
- Active Autowerke custom tune
- Ebay headers (ceramic coated)
- Magnaflow high flow cats
- Eiseinmann Race cat-back exhaust
- Dinan cold air intake
- Dr.Vanos upgraded Vanos unit
- Resonators removed

It dyno'd 225whp & 225wtq with a broken vanos unit; haven't dyno'd since I replaced to Dr.Vanos but should be much better now, since I felt a significant increase in power & responsiveness.

Here's what it sounds like:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2MeMpKRmog&feature=feedf

Exterior:
- All original MtechII body
- Smoked corners, sidemarkers and Eagle Eyes smoked LED taillights
- Vinyl wrapped roof (gloss black)
- Painted front grille (black)
- Tinted windows
- Rims: Brock B1 17x8.5 front, 17x10 rear with Toyo T1r's (70%+ tread)
- Rolled rear fenders (RMP did that)

The bad:
- Previous owner was in a fender bender (won't show up in carproof since he fixed it privately) so the front bumper, fender, hood were repainted - not the best work. Therefore, the front end could use a respray considering all the rock chips; we (my brother & I) never bothered because we'd rather spend our money making it drive nice over painting the front knowing it'll pick up rock chips considering how low it is!
- Other bad, A/C needs a refill... i never use a/c so i didnt care.
- Some wear on the alcantara on the front seats - rear is perfect

I could be forgetting more stuff, but I guess this is enough for a feeler. I currently stored the car away for winter but if someones really interested I could take you for a short spin around the block - so long as its not raining/snowing.

I would be looking to get $17,000 OBO, safety + e-tested - don't crucify me on this, it's just a feeler! But please consider that the LSD + Cams together are worth $3500-$4000. I also have a lot of the OEM parts as well.

Please PM, or call/text 416.930.4632 if interested - I'm located in Mississauga.

Thanks,
Michel

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF0828.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF0821.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF0829.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF0822.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF0848.jpg

A pic with my old rims
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF0081.jpg

Michel
10-25-2011, 10:36 PM
Lol fail on my part for hiding the licence plates :P

Here's a few older pics of the interior. NOT PICTURED: the new alcantara wheel + short shifter + zhp shift knob.

http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/IMG_2889.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/IMG_2888.jpg

dbworld4k
10-25-2011, 10:57 PM
Gorgeous car. I remember trying to work out a deal with my old E36 with your brother way back in the day. To this day I still wish I had bought it. The colour combo and interior are just out of this world.

Hope it goes to a good owner!

edit: I just pictured your car with my new wheels on it. Sweet Jesus. I need a repaint. Now.

JNSchnitzer
10-25-2011, 11:25 PM
Gorgeous car. I remember trying to work out a deal with my old E36 with your brother way back in the day. To this day I still wish I had bought it. The colour combo and interior are just out of this world.

Hope it goes to a good owner!

edit: I just pictured your car with my new wheels on it. Sweet Jesus. I need a repaint. Now.

Oh the good 'ol days eh Anuk? Would hurt to see this car go, glad it's just a feeler at the moment. Seriously guys, this car is no good, he just rebadged his Corolla and painted it red :P

Michel
10-25-2011, 11:28 PM
^lol yeaa man! if someone does come through though, it will be real tough for me to let it go!
what wheels do you have now? you seem to change every week hahahah :P

forgot to mention that the car was rust proofed for the winter we drove it.
Also, baseline dyno was 186whp before cams/headers/AA tune for reference. They were done on a dynapak and SAE corrected numbers for those ppl that are dyno freaks lol

bmwm5lover
10-27-2011, 11:37 AM
I want your wheels. That is all.

eFORTYsex
10-27-2011, 05:52 PM
Are you willing to sell the rims? or a possible trade with another set of e46 rims?

bmwmck
10-27-2011, 06:55 PM
wow... just gorgeous, glws!

Michel
10-27-2011, 07:40 PM
^thank you :)

Are you willing to sell the rims? or a possible trade with another set of e46 rims?

sorry man, not looking to sell or trade - out of curiosity, what do you have to trade with?

eFORTYsex
10-27-2011, 09:14 PM
i have a custom set of style 5's, powder coated faces (beige, gold colour), black hardware and polished lips! No problem just know there is a buyer out there if you ever do want to sell them lol :D

Michel
10-28-2011, 12:41 PM
^lol sure, I'll keep you in mind if I do ;)

Michel
11-01-2011, 09:27 AM
bump, someone called yesterday and left a weird voicemail with no name or number to call back - was it someone from here?

I have bad reception at work so sometimes calls go directly to voicemail and i dont see the missed call id...

SiR
11-01-2011, 10:09 AM
very nice [/borat]

Michel
11-06-2011, 10:53 AM
^thanks man:)

bump!

Michel
11-07-2011, 12:09 PM
bump, willing to reduce the price by not including rims and/or differential - I can likely provide any ratio open diff you want, but you'll need replacement rims.

StraightSix
11-08-2011, 03:01 PM
Are you willing to sell the LSD separately?

Gorgeous car btw!*love* GLWS!

Michel
11-08-2011, 05:34 PM
^Thanks :)

I'll only seperate if the buyer doesn't want it... I have a huge waiting list for the diff and rims if they don't sell with the car lol!

Jon@Bimmersport
11-10-2011, 12:26 PM
Lookin' good Michel. GLWS my friend, as much as I do not want to see it go...I have put the word out as well.

Michel
11-12-2011, 11:29 AM
^just saw this; thanks Jonny! much appreciated man :)

Michel
11-17-2011, 10:08 AM
bump, forgot to mention I replaced the aux fan and the coolant resevoir last year

edit: also, the diff is a TORSEN type, not torsion hahahaha

Michel
11-25-2011, 10:15 AM
bump - probably best to wait for summer to sell this lol

Michel
12-19-2011, 11:43 PM
some recent interior shots:
don't mind the baking soda, its to take up any moisture in the car :)
also i had glued the weather stripping in the one pic, hence the blue tape.
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF1081.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF1082.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF1087.jpg
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF1083.jpg

sleeping :(
http://i325.photobucket.com/albums/k369/michel1987/DSCF1089.jpg

Michel
01-09-2012, 04:46 PM
bump for nice weather!

Michel
02-05-2012, 01:07 AM
pending sale!!! :(:( wow can't believe it.

Michel
02-10-2012, 11:46 PM
sold sold sold! :(

I'm officially just a corolla driver :@

JNSchnitzer
02-11-2012, 01:00 AM
Goodbye old friend!

Seyar
02-11-2012, 02:04 AM
did someone from the forum buy it?

Eurostyle
02-11-2012, 02:12 AM
sold sold sold! :(

I'm officially just a corolla driver :@

As much as i'm happy for you, this is sad! *sad*

:D:D

Michel
02-11-2012, 10:47 AM
^lol! yeah, thanks for making me feel better Fil! :P

Seyar: I'm not sure he's a member, but he did see the ad here so probably just lurking. He lives in Square One area and goes to UTM so should still be around :)

LOSO
02-11-2012, 05:48 PM
how much did you let it go for?

Michel
02-11-2012, 07:05 PM
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