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Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?This is my first car I legally owned. I originally drive my parent's Saab 9-5. I knew I wanted a European, RWD, Manual and well handling car. I had my sites set on a BMW e36 M3. Due to my small budget of $1700 I settled on a e46 325i. I got it off of craiglist but I wish I went to bellow the snow belt in my search because almost all of the cars in this price range in New England have rust. Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start. What’s the most recent mod and what motivated it? I started by replacing the clutch. Then I made the car safe with new tires, Brembo rotors and upgraded pads. Little small cosmetics such, new steering wheel leather, headlight lenses and new turn signals to replace the old, foggy cracked ones. I also welded the differential because I wanted to start trying to learn how to drift. Shorty after my coolant system leaks and I fill it up with water to get it home. My big mistake was not knowing the way you have to bleed the coolant system. An air bubble caused the cylinder head to overheat and warp it. After five weekends I got the car running well, minus a oil leak which lucky was just the new vanos oil line was not fully tight. The car has gone about 1,500 miles with the new head and everything is working well :) How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share?Get a car with little rust even if it means driving far.Do all preventative maintenance and due proper research first.Check your spare tire and don't end up with two flat tires with in five minutes. What are you planning next? Finish getting it running well. Hopefully get it to the track before the winter comes.
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