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Old 14-04-2015, 07:22 PM   #1
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Individual BMW E90 335i

I previously had a 1998 E36 328i sport in Techno violet which was in a very good condition and had a lot of money spent on it including upgrades such as Bilstein B8 shocks and Eibach pro springs, M3 3.15 LSD, K&N gen2 air filter kit, M3 backbox, BBS split rims and fully polybushed suspension/running gear.

Couple of pictures of the 328i:







However it was old, the ride was hard and noisy and my OH never liked it. I had also got used to the power (the noise was incredible though) and had my heart set on getting an E91 LCI 335i. AFter only seeing a few manual 335is in E91 LCI form I lowered my expectation to an E90 LCI.

I had planned on waiting till May but an offer came up for my E36 and I found a 335i that had an incredible spec.

I couldn't turn down the offer for the E36 and I couldn't let such a fully loaded E90 go.

So I sold the E36 and bought the E90. I have no plans for the E90 except new number plate holders, black grills and a splitter, maybe a gearknob and update the sat nav to 2014 maps. I might eventually get some different wheels but nothing major or performance wise.

The E90 had a list price of about £50k when new and has a great service history behind it. It's had 2 HPFPs on BMW warranty and 2 new turbo actuators, however the waste rattle is still there (minor annoyance but I'll get it done on BMW warranty).

The car is Individual Azurite Black with Individual Syrah Blue Merino Leather interior and has things like active cruise, adaptive xenon headlights, Professional Nav, Individual Sound system, Individual sunshade glazing (tinted windows), Fully electric towbar, front and rear PDC, high beam assist, all the rear windows have sunshades (rear window is electric sunshade), fully electric seats with full lumbar support, Individual Piano Black trim, Sunroof, Extended luggage storage, climate comfort windscreen and brake energy regeneration. Although the main bonus for me was the fold down rear seats.

It needs a bloody good clean and polish as it's been sitting for a few months getting washed with a broom and covered in seagull ****.

Since buying it I've done the "Golf Tee" mod, updated maps the to 2014 and bought new number plate holders.

So here you go. The only pictures I have are from the advert:


























Bought some new Plate holders and fitted them earlier also gave it a polish and wax ( Prima Amigo followed by 2 coats of Fusso Dark) Also cleaned the leather using the Gliptone products and updated the sat nav to 2014 maps.







Bought some new angel eye bulbs (LED) and fitted them:









Took all the Piano Black interior trim at the weekend and polished it.
I used menz 203s on a yellow 3m pad followed by 85re on a blue pad both by rotary





Also bought some proper black kidney grills for a bargain price of £10 which will be fitted soon (friday)

Need to sort the headlight washers as I have lost about 5L of Screenwash in about 3 weeks.

It also need machine polishing and the exhaust tips doing properly.

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Old 14-04-2015, 07:51 PM   #2
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Looks tidy. Very underrated cars.

After years of owning one, I can say that firsthand.
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Looks stunning, never seen that leather colour interior before. Top job on the clean up.

What's a golf tee mod?
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Looks stunning, never seen that leather colour interior before. Top job on the clean up.

What's a golf tee mod?
There's a vacuum controlled flap in the second tailpipe which closes below 3500rpm to keep noise down.
You disconnect the pipe and stick a golf tee in it and the flap stays open which makes the idle and cold start much louder and a better sound.
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That is utterly stunning pal (as was your E36!). Congrats. Beautiful car.
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That is utterly stunning pal (as was your E36!). Congrats. Beautiful car.
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I do miss my E36 Tbh. It sounded amazing and drove so well but the speed and comfort of this is on another level
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Lovely e90, i remember when that one came up for sale i was envious and hoped an enthusiast would get their hands on it! How did you polish the trim (polish/pad) as i have wood in mine that is scratched and don't know what to use on it?

Have you considered doing any coding? i have a 58 plate lci and have done some pretty cool things and bought the drive more upto date with a few mods the cable and software was one of the best investments i made! Is the active cruise any good on the e90, its the one thing mine doesn't have?

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Lovely e90, i remember when that one came up for sale i was envious and hoped an enthusiast would get their hands on it! How did you polish the trim (polish/pad) as i have wood in mine that is scratched and don't know what to use on it?

Have you considered doing any coding? i have a 58 plate lci and have done some pretty cool things and bought the drive more upto date with a few mods the cable and software was one of the best investments i made! Is the active cruise any good on the e90, its the one thing mine doesn't have?

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The polish and pad combo should be below or above the pictures in the post.

The active cruise is good. I haven't used it loads but it does a good job following the car in front.

I have yes. I am going to buy a cable and do some (i want it to beep on lock unlock) but as its aleady got a lot of options coded in already (power mirrors, digital Speedo etc) there won't be much for me to change
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Oh Sorry! didn't see that. Yeah i mean things like mirror fold on door lock, satellite maps on the sat nav and ofc the beep on unlock will be stuff you can do on yours as it has all the kit. I see you also have the individual hifi what do you think of it?

I am just piecing together m3 suspension components to put onto mine (control arms) to give it a bit sharper turn in but they are lovely to drive and so planted. You will only grow more in love with it!
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