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'10 E90 330d
#1
Hi All,

So after selling up the other cars, I was left with a difficult decision... Buy a car that I've been lusting over for a while, or focus elsewhere for now. The current economic climate made this decision a lot easier and I chose the latter, in hindsight this was the right choice. This left me with a requirement for a relatively simple car, which surprisingly has rekindled the passion I seem to have lost along the way... Just something about giving a somewhat unloved car a new lease on life that's so refreshing... 

I had considered a few options, even outside the BMW stable. After really looking at what's out there, I decided to go for the safe (to me) choice. The search was narrowed down to an E90 LCI, for me they're the right balance between price and comfort... I managed to find a 330d Exclusive going at a really decent price, had a look and was sold on it. 

2010 330d LCI
190xxxkms
Typical Exclusive spec

This car certainly had it's issues, but nothing too serious... 

Some pics of what the car looked like when I took delivery

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First up, as always, was a full service and some extra bits:

Oil - LM toptec 4200
All filters
The usual bushes up front were worn so I opted to replace the entire arms
Front shocks
Rack ends
Aircon Regas

After this, the car drove a WHOLE lot better. 

The headlights were in a real sad state, so I gave them a full refurb and topped off with come cquarts ceramic coating. 

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I was never a fan of gloss black kidneys on the Exclusive, in my opinion they are best left stock with a few subtle cosmetic mods. The hunt for the original 6 cylinder kidneys was proving to be difficult, until I posted a wanted thread here (which I should have started off with). @FerdiBotha responded immediately and my hunt was over. Thanks again bud. 

A few days later they arrived and I got to work cleaning them up.

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Also painted the lower grill trim in silver

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Much better... 

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Managed to source a clean set of 287s which I feel are the best wheels for an Exclusive.

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More to come...
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#2
thumbup 
not even gonna congratulate you on the new car.. cause before i get that done you would have sold it Fencelook
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#3
@Kyle finally you can give the Nike's a rest man... Well done, car looks proper!
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(11-09-2020, 11:40 AM)Danny@DSCmotorsport Wrote: not even gonna congratulate you on the new car.. cause before i get that done you would have sold it Fencelook

smile bounce Well I managed to finish a whole tank of fuel this time so that’s promising right?
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(11-09-2020, 11:56 AM)Kyle Wrote:
(11-09-2020, 11:40 AM)Danny@DSCmotorsport Wrote: not even gonna congratulate you on the new car.. cause before i get that done you would have sold it Fencelook

smile bounce Well I managed to finish a whole tank of fuel this time so that’s promising right?
True, but let's chat when you have finished like 5 tanks.. haha
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#6
Congrats, looks in great condition. Hard to find better value for money in the sub R200k category.
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#7
The chrome trim didn't do it for me, so I got it wrapped in matte black by Detail Excellence

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It was then time for some interior love

Found an Msport wheel for a really good price, but needed some love. 

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Filled in the M badge recess

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Primered 

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And wrapped in matte black

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Interior trim was wrapped in an anthracite colour, and a blue start button was added

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Then the leather good a good clean (a few more cleans required until it's where I need it to be)

Before:

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After

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Replaced the melted passenger pull handle

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Also replaced the filthy cabin filter

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Also ordered some LED angel bulb replacements from @FiRi@Rennzport, really happy with the difference

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The rear spoiler was removed since it didn't really compliment the look I was going for
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Also ordered all the required boost pipe seals, yet to be fitted..

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And now we are all caught up  smile bounce 

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#8
well done
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#9
Congratulations Kyle, wishing you stress free kms.. .. Great to see it's receiving some love! In 4 weeks of ownership, mine is turning out to be the best car I've ever owned..
Current: 
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Titanium Silver 2007 335i E92 Manual (weekender)
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#10
Congrats Kyle. Car looks great.
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(11-09-2020, 11:34 AM)Kyle Wrote: [Image: TMIpqpW.jpg]

Getting tired of congratulating you for a new car every month   omg waiting anyway, hows the consumption of the 30d vs nikes ? 

Also...nice photo this  Fencelook
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#12
Congrats Kyle, nice wheels those!
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#13
Congratulations on the new car! It looks quite clean as well

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#14
Congrats bud. What a world of difference the changes have made!
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#15
Congrats
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#16
Congrats @Kyle .

We normally lust over the Msport, but this exclusive is looking really good.

Many safe miles ahead
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#17
Thanks guys,

I was never happy with the front tyre fitment so opted for some 225/40R18 Eagle F1s.. Much better IMO.

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@JodyD didn't you have a spare OEM slimline spoiler.

Don't be a hoarder Fencelook
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(15-09-2020, 11:00 AM)SubLoaded Wrote: @JodyD didn't you have a spare OEM slimline spoiler.

Don't be a hoarder Fencelook

Fencelook
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(11-09-2020, 01:36 PM)Kyle Wrote: ...SNIP...
Congrats. You can donate that spoiler to me, it would look nice on my 325i.

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