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E46 M3 (2001-2006)

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Old 09-24-2015, 06:50 AM
pauly2guns pauly2guns is offline
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Best e46 m3?

Hey y'all!
I'm currently in an e36 m3 but I've been wanting to go to an e46. Are there any years to either avoid or hold out for?
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Old 09-25-2015, 08:27 PM
edmfperez edmfperez is offline
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I believe the 2004+ ones pretty much sorted out the dual-VANOS issues but don't quote me on that.


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Old 11-17-2015, 08:37 AM
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I believe the 2004+ ones pretty much sorted out the dual-VANOS issues but don't quote me on that.


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This is a false statement. All years need to have the Vanos locked down (Beisan).
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:25 PM
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03.5+ models got a few upgrades including LED taillights. All should be checked for subframe and vanos. If you don't know what your looking at have a pre purchase inspection at a good shop.
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