2002 BMW E46 325Ci Cabriolet 5-speed manual with newer M54B30 3.0L engine
CCC Vital Info
Lot – 007
Seller – SBirring1
Seller location – Sunderland, On L0C
VIN – WBABS33412JY43458
Odometer – 203,000 km on car; 110,000 km on engine
Engine Info – upgraded to 3.0L inline-six cylinder M54B30
Transmission Info – 5-speed manual
Exterior Colour – Orient Blue metallic
Interior Colour – Tan leather
Other features – Power convertible top, Extensive upgrades, extensive maintenance, A/C
Category – European
Carfax Carfax report included in the gallery, starts at image 96
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The engine change is at once an upgrade in power and a freshening in the sense that the 3.0L now found in the car is lower mileage than the car. In the gallery, there are photos setting out engine work before the smooth-running 3.0 was installed. The horsepower rating cited above is accomplished at 5,900 RPM while torque is 221 lb.-ft. at 3,500 RPM. The engine bay is tidy and free of corrosion.
Glass is good all around, including the glass rear window within the power soft top, which features defrost function. All is BMW-branded, including the wind screen, as shown in the gallery.
As well as the upgrades, recent maintenance and service are extensive. This engine rewards the owner who maintains it. Already done recently: new chain guides, Loctite oil pump nut, new valve cover gasket, new oil pan gasket, new intake manifold gasket, new exhaust manifold gaskets, new (not rebuilt) fuel injectors, new spark plugs and most sensors were replaced at the same time.
Upon installation of the engine, it was broken in on Mobil 1 (synthetic oil) and changed twice in short order in an effort to flush out any impurity. Keen followers will notice the “Check Engine” light. The seller is quite forthright about this and advises that the car does not have a secondary air pump installed. His plan was to have it coded out of the car’s ECU during a tuning; however, this project has not been completed. Other areas needing attention are replacement of a sensor for the passenger air bag, rear driver’s side wheel bearing (part is included with the sale) and driver’s seat adjustment is temperamental. There is an accident-free Carfax on the gallery showing 16 service records over the years (not to be considered a complete record of servicing.) Seller believes the mileage question raised on the Carfax to be administrative error.
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2002 BMW E46 325Ci Cabriolet 5-speed manual with newer M54B30 3.0L engine High Bid was $7,000
Item condition: Used
Auction expired without reaching reserve price
Total Bids Placed:
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Highest bidder was: davidnguyenrx
|Bidder Name||Bidding Time||Bid||Auto|
|davidnguyenrx||June 29, 2021 11:46 pm||$7,000|
|bayern||June 24, 2021 10:36 am||$3,054|
|Auction started||June 23, 2021 10:42 pm|
|Buyer's Premium||4.99% of Your High Bid.|
Seller reports that he has been asked via “Contact Seller” button about the ECU. It was changed to accommodate the 3.0L engine at the time of the swap.