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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 01-02-2011, 02:55 AM   #1
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Question Help me completing the dream of my life!!!!

ok here is the thing i just got my m3 and i was wondering if you can help me with the dream of my life any help will be appreciated, i know the car is a little bit F&$%"! up, but im putting a lot of effort to this and well a little bit of money too of course, i will put some pics, just to let you know im from Honduras a little country in Central America, if you can help me with links with parts it will be awesome thanks people for your help.



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Old 01-02-2011, 04:36 AM   #2
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:45 AM   #3
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Old 01-03-2011, 12:59 PM   #4
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That plus a big roll of racing (duct) tape will do it !
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Old 01-02-2011, 04:50 AM   #5
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did you buy a crashed m3 and trying to fix it or you crashed your m3 and trying to fix it?
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:29 PM   #6
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did you buy a crashed m3 and trying to fix it or you crashed your m3 and trying to fix it?
yeah i bought a crashed m3, like i said i know the car is really F&$%"! up and i dont wanna beggin with the old sassy stories like i've been saving money like crazy just to bought this car i only need your help with some used spare parts (links) so i can buy it online if you can help me great and thanks for your replies hope you can help me with this
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Old 01-02-2011, 01:46 PM   #8
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:25 PM   #9
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Old 01-02-2011, 02:49 PM   #10
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Hi mate if you have been "saving like crazy" I would stop right there and not buy this car. This project would be a complete money pit if you want my opinion - there is a reason it is for sale as is ie it is a write-off which means it is not economically viable to repair the car ie the costs exceed its future value when "restored".
There is easily thousands of dollars in replacement parts alone (bumper/carbon fibre impact bar/bonnet/radiator/belts/pulleys/headlight just to name a few from your photos) plus labour. I am also concerned by what looks like an oil leak at the front of the engine (dark circular area to left of the first photo) suggesting there might have been damage to front of motor - timing gear/vanos/water pump. Also concerned by how corroded it all looks as well, wondering how long it has been sitting around ? or how much work the car had done prior to its crash.
As someone else says look at www.realoem.com to get a sense of what parts you require and how much these parts are to replace.
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uhh.. refuse to give any advice until you post how much you paid for the car..

But i have to agree with jag...Y? if you had to save to buy THAT.. in all honesty i highly doubt you can afford to get it fixed.. properly.

For ur sake i hope you know more about this car then you seem to...
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uhh.. refuse to give any advice until you post how much you paid for the car..

But i have to agree with jag...Y? if you had to save to buy THAT.. in all honesty i highly doubt you can afford to get it fixed.. properly.

For ur sake i hope you know more about this car then you seem to...
i paid like $4300 dollars, well this thread has gone another way... well no problem then, ill just have to get it running so you can see that anything is possible if you have money and will but thanks anyway

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i paid like $4300 dollars, well this thread has gone another way... well no problem then, ill just have to get it running so you can see that anything is possible if you have money and will but thanks anyway
well damn.. i cant give you **** for only paying 4300..lol GL man.. i wouldnt buy used id buy as much new as you can..
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:31 PM   #15
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well damn.. i cant give you **** for only paying 4300..lol GL man.. i wouldnt buy used id buy as much new as you can..
well if i were living in the states believe me i will buy it new, but then thats not the case, well thanks anyway man i will sent you some pics of the car running
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Old 01-02-2011, 05:37 PM   #17
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go to realoem.com and check what parts you need or dont need
i know what parts i need the only thing i need are some good and cheap spare parts for the car, and i already visit that page
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i know what parts i need the only thing i need are some good and cheap spare parts for the car, and i already visit that page
autohausaz.com and pelicanparts.com would be a good start. we well as car-parts.com

Hopefully at least one of them will ship internationally. If not, your best bet is the regional forums here.
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There very well could be something wrong with the engine, your resources for fanatics willing to help you out pro-bono, etc are going to be limited down there. You're taking a big gamble and it doesn't sound like your in a position to be doing so.

I can safely say that if you had to save up to buy the car for $4300 then you're going to need to keep on saving to fix it up as you'll quickly learn these cars are expensive and shipping to get these parts (some of which will be large.. bumper, fenders, etc.. etc,) will be even more expensive..

Theres a reason its been sitting there so long (I see alot of corosion) and thats because its going to cost an arm and a leg to get it running.

I'm not trying to ruin your day, but you may have bit off more than you can chew.
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