It happened an incredible thing: I
managed to borrow Clara’s car! I I need just because I’m going to … Boss
above. There are two little things to settle who are in counter visit the last
technical control. Two rods stab, that was predictable, it was
a breeze. And a suspension spring right back knowing that two years ago I
changed the left back, it was predictable … It’s not very painful operations
to do, so we’ll do that I think pretty quickly just now. But I need
the place of Caprice … And yesterday I took this car to go to a score
from here, forty in all go back. And this morning I’m out of gas at
me … I must be lucky finally! Therefore, well I’ll go get some gas
with my cans! The location of the filler neck
obviously does not imply any order sexual. Today my beautiful new painting
looks pretty blue, like I do not want you I did not lie! She is not only gray
or white. After this brief pass, we attack
works, already, spring replacement back right.
No particular difficulty on this car since we do not have to do to a handset
on strut but a good damper separated from the spring. So I just need to
unscrew the lower attachment of the shock absorber to give sufficient clearance to the removal
spring. A bit of persuasion also at the rests of the new and we can put everything back
in place. 10 minutes watch in hand! At the turn of the stabilizer bar links
before. Noisy even with a minimal game, they can quickly become painful …
Fortunately it is not difficult to replace them. A key to prevent the
swivel to turn, enough to unscrew the nut, then a jack to level the hub
and thus release the tension on the bar stabilizer to get to drop the
piece without difficulty. Reverse operation for reassembly, and that’s a good thing
made, ready to face another two years of toil.
So … A few months ago I had you presented some painting work done
on this specimen precisely. And certain of you asked me to talk about it more
length. Well, that’s it, I’m doing it!
It is therefore a 316ti, also known under the name of 316 compact E46, which is
of the second version, succeeding the generation E36.
I am well placed to know that his style is a source of very clear opinions, including a
majority seems to be in the clan of the “I will never buy this horror”.
When in addition to that the copy in question is gilded metallized like this …
is not far from the nauseated reflex. If it reassures you, there was
some conventional colors proposed in the catalog but we must admit that Bmw had
seems he decided to bet on originality. that can not be taken away from him, which
my taste gives it an almost timeless style. I ended up enjoying it anyway!
316ti … So it’s a 4 cylinder under the hood … But traitor as she is he
cube 1.8 and not 1.6 as one might think … If you have already experienced an e46 in a
other bodywork configuration, interior will not be absolutely exotic since
unlike the E36, the compact version is very close to others: what goes together
with some advantages like excellent materials and a very correct finish. Not so much savings of doing so
on this version whose placement was resolutely upscale, despite dimensions
lower. This copy comes slowly on its
300,000 kilometers without major intervention but its intensive use ended up
leave some traces on the usual few fragile parts of the interior of e46:
center console plastics, grilles speakers and sports seats
optional without forgetting the plastics of the door handles that inevitably get stuck
to whiten. If the back seat is not really
welcoming, given the finesse of its padding, this version of the front seats is almost
indispensable for a good comfort and maintenance, despite its tendency to disintegrate, as
I said it earlier. And if this color seems unbearable to you
know that there is something for everyone … Even the strangest ones, like mine …
Yes, the blue saddlery, it would also me … The tailgate reveals a storage space.
You can put a number of objects thanks to the available volume. The tailgate opens
and closes. And if you have not learned anything here, remember which channel you are watching.
The volume of the chest, we balance. Which is not the case of what is
under the hood however. The monstrous N42B18! Okay ok … He did not
necessarily a reputation out of the ordinary yet I find him sacred qualities …
That we can not notice when reading its technical sheet, let alone the
looking under it’s layer of dirt like this is the case here.
Technologically, he introduced the system valvetronic (a reliable, incredible innovation!)
combined with the double vanos, it allows this 316 to deliver a sufficient couple to low
diet and one of not getting too tired in the towers, all in relative silence …
Except on highway where he moulin alas to almost 4000 rpm.
It’s a turnaround since this time Bmw introduced an innovation by the entry of
range … Strategy not meaningless finally !
say hello to the recirculation pump gases, and its EGR valve! Ahhh the wonders
of modernity … Truce sarcasm … Listen to this sweet
melody… You said more sarcasm, stupid! 115 horses in fury … Absolutely tasteless and uninteresting … Come on
on the way ! Obviously, it’s a propulsion, but that
that’s the lesser of it. 0 to 100 is shot in just over 10
seconds, not good, not disastrous either. What is nice is that it does not give
never really feel like hanging out, we will say that this is what counts … Comfortable, and rather quiet, this is
never a punishment to make long journeys with, I just regret that she does have
not the optional regulator. For me it’s an excellent first car,
with which it is difficult to put to the heap, given the performance of his ESP (disconnectable,
OUF) and which gives a pleasure of driving that we finally find not so often that
that at the competition. I consider myself to be rather difficult in
of automobile and I am the first surprised to say good of this version … Obviously,
it’s a question of context. This model costs almost nothing of opportunity and the
smaller engine is generally expected to be cruelly disappointed. Beyond 115hp, we find the direction,
box control, and the chassis very balanced that have long been the fun
Owners of bmw, validated recipe, therefore ! And if the ignition coils are programmed
to self-destruct regularly, like to eat oil and piss a liquid
cooling from time to time we can to say that the 150 000 km made with
rather confident … For a mechanical modern I hear.
If you are looking for absolute reliability, you will have to aim for older Okay, come on, I understood, I do not want anymore
to see her ! Maybe that’s better
your ideal of the Bmw. Another e46 with a perception generally
much more favorable than the compact, which more is with a 6 cylinder this time.
Since you have read the title of the video, you know it’s a 330ci despite
the absence of acronyms to identify easily the motorization. It’s a bit archetype of Bmw in the sense
common … A well motorized coupe, in a discreet color but with some
sports attributes and not 100% original in this case since you will have noticed
the absence of the rear bumper of the pack M. To be honest, I prefer this coupe in configuration
standard, externally, but I have to admit that the remarkable state of it offsets
this sprain to my preferences. And good … It’s not mine! I you
already saw me ask the question. This is not tomorrow that I will have an E46 like this …
Not really bold in the design of the e46 cut but conservatism cleverly dosed
for a successful result in my opinion. An evolution judicious of the E36 we will say …
Worse … Progress made in the cockpit. If the e36 has never done
reference in this area, as far as quality and durability, we can
welcome once again the efforts made, even more visible here than in the compact,
given the abundance of equipment present, which, it must be admitted, add a good dose
from refinement to the whole. Obviously you have noted that this is a
manual gearbox, refractories with automatism can therefore rest and take their tension …
When the afficionados of the 6th report, he they will have to turn to a phase 2.
Ah, clear difference for the bench back, which gives damn more envy
only in the compact, is not it? In the engine compartment throne a mechanical
much more imposing than in the 316, namely the M54B30, an online 3.0 3.0 230cv.
A motorization that you will see, gives a whole other dimension to series 3 …
Well, you did not need me for the knowledge.
In comparison to the generations of 6 online previous, we have here a double system
vanos and just like in the ti, a profusion accessories whose purpose is to control the
conso and the level of pollution … while bringing a copious lot of boredom of course. Good … And once at the wheel, what is
it gives ? And already compared to the compact pavement
in 16 ‘, the 2 sizes of more firm up substantially comfort. In my opinion, the ideal
is to stay in 17 “… The benefit of more rigorous running gear
that on the ti has two consequences: one drives at much higher rates without difficulty,
but to have fun you must also be well faster !
The 6 legs has changed since the first e36 and shows himself both a lot
more torque to all diets but also so … much less fun at the moment
to pass the knife between the teeth. Her sound of origin seemed almost artificial.
Your ear will not be outraged, the pleasure is no longer the same. Times have changed
: contemporary buyers clearly wanted more ease and more comfort. it is clearly successful. Finally,
we probably gained driving pleasure everyday what we lost in fun
to attack like a sago like an e36 makes you want to do it. The compact is located
probably halfway between the two, especially with the 2.5.
You have to find me hard with this 330 which has always had very good press … And I
you grant it, I am difficult! it remains an excellent car. She just demonstrates
that we can not win on all fronts. When to those who see her as a small
m3; they are really wrong. The 330ci is much less focused on efficiency
and remember that 100hp less at this power level … it’s huge.
Ah, by the way … A video with two Bmw, and no real slides, what is this mess?
? … Bah in 330ci drifting, I already had what it takes, remember … Ah the Chinese first price tires, even without
self-locking 230cv enough to slide on a net of gas … It is the anchors of the bridge
which must be congratulated. Yes, there is no bad to say about it, for the models
who would have been a little … Mistreated. Here is a pneumatic tire that does not help
no longer series 3 now well wrapped to shine on winding paths. No..
Definitely, it’s still one of those beautiful cut that will benefit more In the long term…
Go on this, I’ll let you decide who victorious fate of this confrontation …
see you soon !