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Old 05-08-2017, 10:36 PM   #1
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BMW E36 318is

Thought I'd share my E36,

First pics taken in Jan 2012,





Was an original unmodified car (Except for wheels) Mileage was high at 181k but had a near complete service history with it so it was looked after.

1999 E36 318is E36 Coupe:
Production date: 1998-12-23

Colour TITANSILBER METALLIC (354)
Upholstery STOFF/LEDER/ANTHRAZIT (C1AT)

S246A Manually adjust. steering column
S277A BMW LA wheel/double spoke
P337A M Sports package
S423A Floor mats, velours
S428A Warning triangle and first aid kit
S431A Interior mirror with automatic-dip
S441A Smoker package
S473A Armrest front
S481A Sports seat
S520A Fog lights
S534A Automatic air conditioning
S669A Radio BMW Business RDS
S694A Provisions for BMW 6 CD changer
S704A M Sports suspension
S710A M sports steering wheel Multifunction

S785A White direction indicator lights
L812A Natonal Version Great Britain
S850A Additional Export tank filling
S863A Retailer Directory Europe
S880A On-board vehicle literature English

S214A Automatic stability control (ASC+T)
S410A Window lifts, electric, front
S465A Through-loading system
S510A Headlight aim control
S853A Language version English

S686A ANTENNENDIVERSITY Antenna-Diversity




I'll skip the early pics, But their was looooots of little changes... Spoilerless boot door fitted, Many many sets of alloys (16'' Style 136, 17'' 328i BBS RC 7.5J, 18'' MV1, 17'' RH Topline, 17'' Rondell Contours) Bit of paintwork, Exhaust, Lights etc..

Loads of OEM extras, Fog Blanks, Bumper Splitter, M3 Bumper Mesh etc.... Done a lot of interior work also, Pretty much everything bar dash and carpet has been changed/upgraded.

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About 5 years between top pics and these,












Replaced some bulbs,


Painted my Convertible X-Brace,


Also got my drivers Vader done, Wasn't bad but did have a pin hole and foam was gone on outer lower bolster, Had a section replaced and stitched as original. Used a rear seat bolster from a compact to salvage material so match is 100%
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Retrofitted factory PDC,



Correct PDC Bumper Support,



Hole drilled to feed sensor loom through, Also notice the CD Changer/OE warning triangle fitted ages ago and the AC Schnitzer style rear brace.


Loom in place, Original E36 had threaded cable ties on the rear panel which mine didn't... So taped in place.






Have wanted to fit an 18 button OBC but really couldn't care less about MPG and other info (And i wasnt brave enough to wire it in as its very involved) so done a simple 7 Button MID retrofit instead.







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Looks very clean,congrats.
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Love these E36's.
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Very nice. Great mods buddy.

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Very nice and very impressed it's still going strong and looks that good a further 5 years down the line

What made you replace the boot lid with a non spoiler one if it was a standard fit ?
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Very nice and very impressed it's still going strong and looks that good a further 5 years down the line

What made you replace the boot lid with a non spoiler one if it was a standard fit ?

Original one was rusty around the boot lock, Was offered a free boot door that never had a spoiler and I prefer the clean look. (& Majority had a spoiler and I wanted to be different)
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Original one was rusty around the boot lock, Was offered a free boot door that never had a spoiler and I prefer the clean look. (& Majority had a spoiler and I wanted to be different)
Can't ask any better than that
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