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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 04-30-2012, 09:10 AM
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Nice M DANM. You gotta get rid of that crapy intake though.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:24 PM
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:40 PM
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I like your white and black theme you have goin on. Looks really clean.
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Old 04-30-2012, 03:20 PM
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Sure, I paid 3500 for it. I'll probably try fixing the sunroof myself but as for the oil leak I may fork over some cash to have that fixed. I've found a nice link on here on how to fix the leak, maybe I'll give it a shot first myself. I love the car. Its my first bmw and am already looking forward to a newer one.


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If you don't mind my asking, how much did you pay? Are you going to be fixing the car yourself? Just noticed the driver's seat is starting to crack on my car.
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Old 05-01-2012, 07:45 PM
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Old 05-01-2012, 08:30 PM
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Sure, I paid 3500 for it. I'll probably try fixing the sunroof myself but as for the oil leak I may fork over some cash to have that fixed. I've found a nice link on here on how to fix the leak, maybe I'll give it a shot first myself. I love the car. Its my first bmw and am already looking forward to a newer one.
Yeah these are very loveable cars.

I guess my car is probably worth < 3K (since it's not an xi and it's the base model) and yet I have spent more than that in the last 6 months fixing it (tires, front/rear struts/shocks, inspection, etc.).
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Old 05-06-2012, 02:25 PM
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My car rolled off the assembly line and the engine was started for the first time 10 years ago today (http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...5&postcount=57). Some new M3 Shadowline window trim is sitting in a FedEx warehouse here in town someplace along with new door seals. That stuff will be installed sometime this week. Here's a photo from yesterday's autoX.
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Old 05-07-2012, 09:03 AM
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Congrats Cliff!! My anniversary is 5/27, but only 7 years for me.

Here's a pic of me at the same event. What an awesome day we had!!

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Old 05-07-2012, 09:48 AM
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Congrats Cliff!! My anniversary is 5/27, but only 7 years for me.

Here's a pic of me at the same event. What an awesome day we had!!
It sure was. It's a rare day at Marina when you can wear shirtsleeves and be comfortable (or we could until lunch, anyway). Congrats on your 3rd place finish behind 2 guys that are impossibly fast. I even managed to get past an E36M3 or 2 to finish in the points in my class (finally!).
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Old 05-07-2012, 10:06 AM
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:36 AM
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It sure was. It's a rare day at Marina when you can wear shirtsleeves and be comfortable (or we could until lunch, anyway). Congrats on your 3rd place finish behind 2 guys that are impossibly fast. I even managed to get past an E36M3 or 2 to finish in the points in my class (finally!).
Thanks! The battle will be for 3rd place in AA as none of us can touch Eric and Brian. Michael and I battled for it both events so far and it will continue throughout the season. Neither one of us can let our guard down.

There are a couple others right on our shirt tails as well. Kyle was not far behind and will get a course where the Mini shines, and there's a new guy Ronan who has skillz and a fast S54 M Coupe he's getting much faster in. I don't know how I can compete with that little rocket powered sneaker on wheels! He's contemplating a diff change and I hope he does it cuz it will push him up into AAA with points.
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Heres my 323 with 163k miles..... and because I learned last week that it doesnt have the infamous subframe problem, I'm going be doing alot on it this summer..


Ive already painted the interior trim pieces from a nasty glossy black to a aluminum silver last winter. Im going to black out the kidney grilles tonight, and give it a car wash today.

I also plan on wrapping the exterior moldings with matching vinyl soon. And hopefully later on this summer i can have my local indy convert it over to a manual tranny if the auto starts to struggle more.

After my next halogen bulb burns out, i plan on doing an xenon conversion and replacing the ambers with clears..


Yeah, its a project car, but the previous owner pampered it (It has literally had everything replaced by the best indy in town)-except for the Maaco paint job 3 years ago-that I'm going to have to redo myself (at least i painted cars as a summer job last year)..
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:42 AM
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Hi Guys,

I have had her for about 4 months and I am lovin it..

Thanks,

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Old 05-11-2012, 04:26 PM
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M3 Shadowline window trim went on the car today (along with new rubber door seals), so here are a couple of quick garage shots. M3 rockers and a ZHP back bumper are next up on my list.
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