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tbiggs27 09-07-2012 07:08 PM

Pondering an M3 with AA
Hi guys,

I know someone through a mutual friend who is selling a 2002 M3 with 86k miles on it. Here is what he has told me about it:

Oil changes every 3k miles. Stop tech brakes being installed soon. Standard M3 fitment kinesis k19r's/ h&r coilovers/ strass CF front lip/ vcsl trunk + diffuser/ oem led tails/ milltek catback/ aa headers/ AA stage 3 gen 2 sc/ aftermarket strut bar/autosolutions ssk/ leatherz shift knob/ leatherz boot/ umnitza angel eyes/ defi boost + egt gauge/ aem a/f gauge/ custom gauge pod/ light weight flywheel/ aa clutch. The subframe also had the reinforcement performed by an indy. The car looks sharp - I am not thrilled about the wheels, but not a big deal to swap those out.

What should I be aware of when considering this vehicle? He is asking $21,500 for the vehicle. Thoughts?


llando88 09-07-2012 07:28 PM

Has it had the rod bearing recall done?

tbiggs27 09-07-2012 07:33 PM

Not sure, I can ask. Assume both scenarios: Yes or No...what bearing does each have on your input?

llando88 09-07-2012 07:49 PM


Originally Posted by tbiggs27 (Post 7060688)
Not sure, I can ask. Assume both scenarios: Yes or No...what bearing does each have on your input?

I believe the engine warranty was 6 years / 100k. So you are likely beyond that.

If no a new engine is likely a 15 to 20k bill at your cost when the knocking starts.

If yes then at least it's been done so you won't get stuck.

Either way I would take the car to a competent M mechanic for a thorough PPI.

Pinecone 09-08-2012 03:54 AM

Any dealer can check is the rod bearing SERVICE ACTION (not a recall) was done. They need the VIN to look up in thier computer system.

silverbimmer3 09-08-2012 07:11 PM

can't believe it's been 8 years since the action.

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