E46Fanatics

E46Fanatics (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/index.php)
-   ///M3 Forum (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/forumdisplay.php?f=65)
-   -   Advice: 2000 bmw m3 (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=971325)

Ecko 02-15-2013 09:30 PM

Advice: 2000 bmw m3
 
Hi
I've found an M3 with alright mileage, competitively priced (for the NZ market) and a good service history.

It's also built in November 2000.

http://bmwvin.com/?vin=JR00024&confirm_code=yngwh

There are a few things I'd like your input on.

Firstly, the build sheet says it has a "low compression engine" - what does this mean? A local BMW enthusiast said it's probably a mistake on the build sheet. I'll ask the dealer to confirm whether it is low compression or not when I get pre-purchase check but what is the LC engine?

Secondly, I was looking at the UUC short shifter kits, (http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-12...it-e46-m3.aspx)

And it says that it fits 2001-2006 M3. Will this not fit the 2000 year or is this a mistake?

Any other points of interest on the car?

It has spec which I like:

Carbonschwarz Metallic paint
Cinnamon Nappa leather seats
6 Speed manual
Sunroof
Rear sunblind
CSL splitters
Carbon fog light covers

I'll be updating all the lights to facelift, and giving the car a general freshen up if I get it but I'd appreciate your input!

Note:
I am in New Zealand!

Alan 02-15-2013 09:39 PM

Its just a designation for your build sheet. Not the sign of any issue.

Note: US build sheets do not reflect this.

emax 02-15-2013 09:42 PM

2001 was the first year of this model, and the first ones were built in 2000.

Ecko 02-15-2013 09:46 PM

So the SSKs that say 2001+ will fit the car?

I suppose built 2000, register 2001 initially?

turbo_f22_pilot 02-15-2013 10:03 PM

Your part designation 2001-2006 is the model year designation, not the manufacture date.

ac_2007 02-15-2013 11:40 PM

ITT: OP is retarded.

Ecko 02-15-2013 11:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ac_2007 (Post 15167902)
ITT: OP is retarded.

Thanks for creating such a welcoming environment.

Hacksaw 02-16-2013 08:22 PM

You pretty much sum this forum up lately.

Try http://www.m3forum.net

Usually a lot more welcoming than this forum has become.

Ecko 02-16-2013 08:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hacksaw (Post 15169834)
You pretty much sum this forum up lately.

Try http://www.m3forum.net

Usually a lot more welcoming than this forum has become.

Was that directed at me summing up the forum or the ac_2007 gent? :confused:

emax 02-17-2013 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ecko (Post 15167722)
So the SSKs that say 2001+ will fit the car?

I suppose built 2000, register 2001 initially?

Yes on the ssk, but you can call the vendor if you want to be sure. Since the e46 model ended before the M3 some list parts for 2001-2005 but they fit the 2006 also.

Here in the US we register based on model year not manufacture date. The first models are always released one year early.

choxor 02-17-2013 02:31 PM

SSK will fit. Cinnamon interior is really nice. Be sure to get the subframe checked.

Ecko 02-19-2013 01:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by choxor (Post 15171132)
SSK will fit. Cinnamon interior is really nice. Be sure to get the subframe checked.


That particular car has now gone off my radar as it was a bit've a dog.
Got my eye on a Phoenix Yellow, 35,000kms (20k miles?), manual, no sunroof, cloth seats..

Main reason I'm lovin' it is because of the mileage!

choxor 02-19-2013 07:22 AM

Cloth interior is nice. Just be sure to get a PPI done or else you may inherit a costly mess.

Zettinger 02-19-2013 08:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Ecko (Post 15175693)
That particular car has now gone off my radar as it was a bit've a dog.
Got my eye on a Phoenix Yellow, 35,000kms (20k miles?), manual, no sunroof, cloth seats..

Main reason I'm lovin' it is because of the mileage!

This one?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-564076707.htm

I love the e9X wheels on it!!!

cak323i 02-19-2013 08:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Zettinger (Post 15176099)
This one?
http://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used...-564076707.htm

I love the e9X wheels on it!!!

Looks like a really nice ///M :thumbsup: If that's the car you're looking at, good luck OP!

ChrisRedmon 02-19-2013 08:40 AM

Yes to the PY

What do you mean your going to facelift the car?......I hope you mean taillights only.

MathewM3 02-19-2013 08:49 AM

1 Attachment(s)
Check maintenance history, especially rod bearing recall, Here in the U.S its SIB#11-04-04 LBL code 422 M3 S54 Conn rod bearing e46 M3. Also if you could have an inspection done including taking the valve cover off to inspect the Vanos hub. The first models of M3:s seems to have more problems with broken tabs

Ecko 02-19-2013 02:32 PM

I'll be having it PPId by a BMW Dealership.
Facelift lights only, should've clarified that :)

And yes, that's the one! You're onto it!

YYCBMW 02-19-2013 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by emax (Post 15167715)
2001 was the first year of this model, and the first ones were built in 2000.

Just to confirm the above, I own a 2000 328CI and the build date was November 1999.


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:04 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use