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Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 07-11-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 867
Posted By greenhobby
Not sure why they wouldn't do the 100,000 mile...

Not sure why they wouldn't do the 100,000 mile bumper to bumper. They do it for CPO f10's. If they want to they can. I'm assuming (could be wrong) that OP is hoping that BMW will show confidence in...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 01-07-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,012
Posted By greenhobby
That shouldn't just come off like that. Did you...

That shouldn't just come off like that. Did you miss torquing it last time or something?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-03-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,231
Posted By greenhobby
Get a great mechanic that you can trust and have...

Get a great mechanic that you can trust and have him check it out thoroughly before you buy. It chews through tires, inspections 1 and 2 are 1500+ each time. Watch the fluids (brake, oil, trans,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-03-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,582
Posted By greenhobby
Considering the cost of the car and the cost of...

Considering the cost of the car and the cost of replacing the engine, I think it's cheap insurance compared to the alternative. Mobil 1 is great stuff no doubt, but last I checked they recommend...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-25-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,689
Posted By greenhobby
Yes. Had to replace my entire unit as well (2700...

Yes. Had to replace my entire unit as well (2700 parts and labor). Mine had 75K at the time. If you don't trust the dealer, then get a second opinion.

-gh
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 11-24-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,231
Posted By greenhobby
Insurance recommendation, maintenance requirements

Few things:

BMW NA has a deal with Liberty Mutual for BMW CCA members. It's very good and discounted well. There may be better ones, but I saved a lot when I switched (from Metropolitan Ins). I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 05-25-2011, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,250
Posted By greenhobby
If you can find an independent mechanic that has...

If you can find an independent mechanic that has experience with M3's and is BMW certified, then by all means use em. I've had great experiences with the dealer that I use. I for one will only use...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-07-2011, 09:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,528
Posted By greenhobby
Properly maintained, these cars will last well to...

Properly maintained, these cars will last well to 150K and beyond. That's why it's important to do your homework up front before you buy on the maintenance and owners. Get it pre inspected. 85K is...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-07-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,547
Posted By greenhobby
agree with the pre inspection. The SEL being on...

agree with the pre inspection. The SEL being on is not a good sign. Ask for the recent service invoice where is wasn't 'reset' properly. I have an '02 as well. Get a carfax and look up the bearing...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-07-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,675
Posted By greenhobby
From what I can tell, he is saying that the...

From what I can tell, he is saying that the engine turns over fine, it just won't start until the key is turned off and on again. (ie it only starts on second try). Same problem that I've (and many...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-07-2011, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,675
Posted By greenhobby
I have this problem all the time. Has been...

I have this problem all the time. Has been checked and rechecked. Not able to fix. The only way that I know to resolve is to turn key to first click, and pump gas 4 times, then start. ONLY way. I've...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 12-26-2010, 10:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 7,538
Posted By greenhobby
I have an 02 M3 coupe. I would highly recommend...

I have an 02 M3 coupe. I would highly recommend it! It's all about making sure that you perform the necessary maintenance. Make sure the car has all the required recalls (SB) - bearings, oil pump,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-09-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 29,475
Posted By greenhobby
Just had my entire VANOs replaced for a tidy sum...

Just had my entire VANOs replaced for a tidy sum (codes showed a complete VANOs failure). 85K on a 2002 M3. Car is running perfect now. (also just had the subframe crack inspection done).
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 10-22-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By greenhobby
I run the Blizzaks LM-25's. They are AWESOME for...

I run the Blizzaks LM-25's. They are AWESOME for the M3.

good luck...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-29-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,902
Posted By greenhobby
I'm just telling you the way it is. In NewEngland...

I'm just telling you the way it is. In NewEngland they have different gas in the summer and winter. Please don't tell me different, I've been dealing with it for years. I've been to the dealer a few...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-20-2009, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 10,902
Posted By greenhobby
It's the summer gas. Not sure what they put in...

It's the summer gas. Not sure what they put in it, but my M3 has been doing that for a while. Here's the procedure:

1. Turn key to position 1
2. WAIT until oil/inspection service notice goes away...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-20-2009, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,082
Posted By greenhobby
You want to make sure the bearing service has...

You want to make sure the bearing service has been done (car fax?). Get a good pre-purchase inspection done. Have him inspect the subframe while he's in there. There is a lot of data that says that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-03-2009, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 901
Posted By greenhobby
"the car has very strong shocks...". I'll give ya...

"the car has very strong shocks...". I'll give ya $500?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 03-02-2009, 01:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,874
Posted By greenhobby
zz, you can get that Saab to go like a raped ape...

zz, you can get that Saab to go like a raped ape with Stage 3 kit). I had a 900 SE Turbo pushing about 21 PSI (300 HP). What a blast in 2nd gear. It's the handling that will NEVER come close to an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 04-27-2008, 10:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,037
Posted By greenhobby
My 2002 M3 Coupe 60K 6MT is definitely a daily...

My 2002 M3 Coupe 60K 6MT is definitely a daily driver! I use mine every day to get back and forth to work (16 miles each way). Got stuck in Boston rush hour traffic last week and I was a little...
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