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Dancer 04-11-2011 07:48 PM

Noobi Needs advice
 
I could have purchased a 2001 330ci recently but I decided that I've waited this long, I may as well get just what I want and I want a 2001 - 2003 Laguna Seca Blue M3. Here is where the advice comes in. I'm very concerned about the VANOS technology and the associated problems with engine recalls etc. I'd just like to hear from experts who can tell me if there are any particular years to avoid or if this is something that can be picked up on a pre-buyers inspection.

JJR4884 04-11-2011 07:51 PM

i would never even want to be seen in that vehicle. i would use my M3 for everything if i had one, or hire people to move **** around

cowmoo32 04-11-2011 07:53 PM

:rofl: Jesus Russo, it's his first post, there's no way he knows what that's about

JJR4884 04-11-2011 07:55 PM

best to learn young i guess :dunno:

check the new members forum :4ngie:

cak323i 04-11-2011 07:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dancer (Post 13034586)
I could have purchased a 2001 330ci recently but I decided that I've waited this long, I may as well get just what I want and I want a 2001 - 2003 Laguna Seca Blue M3. Here is where the advice comes in. I'm very concerned about the VANOS technology and the associated problems with engine recalls etc. I'd just like to hear from experts who can tell me if there are any particular years to avoid or if this is something that can be picked up on a pre-buyers inspection.

The 2001-2002 iirc have a rod bearing recall on the engine. If you find one of those that you want then you want to make sure that the recall was performed.

I have an '04 M3 and the best maintenance I have done to date was to refurbish my VANOS (baseplate, O-rings and VANOS filter) and replacing my VANOS bolts.

The key is to find an M3 that has been well maintained and to keep up on all of the maintenance. I have sent you PM. If you have any question let me know...:thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by JJR4884 (Post 13034595)
i would never even want to be seen in that vehicle. i would use my M3 for everything if i had one, or hire people to move **** around

Jonathan,
Since my last maintenance, I have been making excuses to drive all over....my M is now much more fun to drive...has more power and sounds mean...:4ngie: I also did the CDV delete....best thing I did...:D

I agree with you about Laguna Seca Blue but then to each their own :D

JJR4884 04-12-2011 09:33 AM

charlie that was a joke... my post...

some douche said that exact post last night, very douche-like, so i was mocking him lol

cak323i 04-12-2011 01:28 PM

My badd Jonathan...:rofl: Didn't get it...:D

rg1bmw 05-07-2011 12:08 AM

Welcome :hi:


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