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E46 M3 (2001-2006)

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:45 AM
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First m3 tomorow

At 56 years old it seams odd but I am excited. I pick up my first M3, a 2002 with less than 100,000 miles. Not my first performance car but my first M. I am looking forward to it since I just wrapped up my s54 swap into an e 36 chassis for a d/e car. Already have new wheels sitting here waiting for the car. Since I did shim the valves on the swapped engine I thought I would check on getting a few more shims since this engine has not been done ever! NICE, who does that to cars? Anyway, I though about buying the whole kit and then I thought about just buying a few of all of the shims so that is what I did. Already have the feelers and the micrometer and the little tool to pull the shims. The BMWparts store sells the shims for $2.6 a piece so ordering 4 of each and the shipping is $245. Since I have to engines and I plan to beat the crap out of the track car not much to spend. If you choose to go that route you can copy the part numbers off of this post and do a multiple parts search and they all come up. Quick, clean and easy.

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Old 04-28-2013, 11:28 AM
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Very nice, enjoy in good health...
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:12 PM
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:22 PM
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Nice. Looks very clean. I am in the market for a 05/06 M3 6speed. The coupes are not in my price range, so will settle with a vert.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:52 PM
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Good luck with your hunt. Drove it home last night, very nice. Hopefully valves done this weekend.
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Old 05-09-2013, 08:28 AM
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Wanted to let everyone know. I got my shims last night. SO me of them were used and not to spec. I have filed a dispute with my credit card company and reached out to the BMW store but have not heard back. Will keep you posted but until they resolve this I would not recommend them for shims. Will keep you posted.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:51 PM
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Very nice. Never too late to own an M and just the right amount of tint!!
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Old 05-27-2013, 06:03 AM
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First M3

Hey, me too. Same age, same car same color same miles, but this one very well taken care of. I had an M Roadster and an e36 325 before. I pick mine up tomorrow (bank not open over the weekend).

Have fun and good luck!
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Old 05-27-2013, 07:28 AM
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Sounds great. I saw one of these go on ebay last week in that set up for less than 11k. That wasn't you was it. Looked like a great car. I have brought up to date most of the issue I need to, front rotors, flush brake fluid, shim valves and replace all gaskets up top to eliminate a few small leaks, and new rain tray and belt. Off course oil and fileter and plug changes. Love this car. Wish I could get it back from my wife!
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Old 05-27-2013, 10:31 AM
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M Roadster, E46 M3

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Sounds great. I saw one of these go on ebay last week in that set up for less than 11k. That wasn't you was it. Looked like a great car. I have brought up to date most of the issue I need to, front rotors, flush brake fluid, shim valves and replace all gaskets up top to eliminate a few small leaks, and new rain tray and belt. Off course oil and fileter and plug changes. Love this car. Wish I could get it back from my wife!
$11k is a screaming deal for a Roadster. I sold mine on Autotrader and got $19k. I just paid $14.5k for the new M. Kind of high compared with book and national averages, but apparently people are flush here in Atlanta and the prices are high. I was willing to pay a premium for a super clean non-SMG car with a fanatical P.O.
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Old 05-27-2013, 11:34 AM
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I would have paid more and found one in Ohio that I liked. It had 30k more on the clock but had great service records. He wanted $14,500. Since I am starting to do some of the work myself I was not too worried and I think if you can find one that a dealer has taken in in trade you can find a great deal because they have no emotional attachment to the car. I am going to try some of the Conti's fro rubber and I ordered some Alufelgens. I like that look and this is what I should have tomorrow. Heard good and bad on the Conti's but they sponsor the Grand Am series and I like to buy form the sponsors.

Thanks to the guys at MOD Bargains for helping me out and I hope they don't mind I used their photo as it was the color of the car I bought.
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