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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 05-03-2010, 12:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation * M3 DIY Thread *

The OFFICIAL Best of the Best M3 DIY Thread

While many DIYs are the same as the non-M3 there are also plenty of M3 specific DIYs and this thread will be a resource to get you all the M3 DIYs you need.

Please email me (Tim@performanceIX.com) with your M3 DIY links so I can add them to the thread. If you know a non-M3 DIY works the same for the M3 send me those links as well!

Existing DIY thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=519743

Exterior


CF Roof Install
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483306

Fender Rolling
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=598528

Interior


Convertible Top Interior Trim Flap Repair
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=520323

Dash Removal / Replace
http://forum.E46Fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=628898

OEM illuminated gear knob installation
http://www.argyrides.eu/bmw/accessor...knob/shift.htm

Suspension/Brakes/Drive train/Engine



Brake Rotors and Pads
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=410638

Oil Level Sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=366659

Front Control Arm Bushing (FCAB)
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=140066

PowerFlex Rear Trailing Arm Bushing RTAB DIY
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=678004

Replacing Rear Differential Bushings Mounts
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=521636

Power Steering Pump
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575499

UUC Under Drive Pulley Install
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483472

02 Simulator install
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=654222

Installing Adjustable Lower Control Arms
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=675565


Lighting


Angle Eye Install
http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes.html

Corner / Parking Light Delete
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=278132

Corner / Parking Light Delete - without risking damage
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=694015

Taking your headlight apart
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609558

Changing Xenon Bulbs on 04+ coupe
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...66#post8288566

Changing Xenon Bulbs on all e46 models (except 04-06 coupes)
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609544

Installing LED interior lights
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=640683

Electronics/ICE/Stereo


Parrot Bluetooth using Connects2
http://www.bokchoys.com/differential..._bluetooth.htm

OEM Navigation Retrofit Guide
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=203145

BMW 16:9 Widescreen NAV Retrofit
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=121982

Carputer
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=409009

Maintenance



Fuel Filter Change
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=799622

Camshaft Sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ghlight=sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...sensor+exhaust

Belt Replacement
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=522832

Blower fan
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987

Rear Wheel Bearing on the Cheap
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=581164

E46 Front Wheel Bearings
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=610725

Manual Transmission Fluid Change
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=491209

Oil Change
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483444


General/Stuff that didn't fit into any other category


BMW E46 M3 DSC - How to disable it before a race! - VIDEO
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=761832

Window Regulators
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=104035
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=356847

Rim/Wheel Curb Rash Repair
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=556806

A bunch of DIYs
http://bimmerinfo.com/diy/

Airbag light - Seat Belt Pretensioner
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=565806

Final Stage Resistor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...34&postcount=7

Lock Beep - hear a beep when you lock your E46 BMW
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=687303

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:47 PM   #2
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Oh this is very nice! Thank you for putting this together.
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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This was a long time coming, it's funny because I was thinking about how there should be stickies in here with technical data/DIYs instead of just "the pic of the day"...
Maybe that pdf I posted, and the one I linked to from another member should be stickies as well? Thanks for putting this together.
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wow, that probly took a while. THANKS!!!
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:30 PM   #6
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this will come in handy
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:31 PM   #7
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:50 PM   #8
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Wow, good stuff. I often find non-M3 DIYs and always wonder what'll be missing/different!

Big thanks!
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Oh come on Tim, don't be so modest. You can go ahead and sticky this thread
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Good stuff! As other suggested, this should be a sticky
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good idea, this thread will make some of the diys easier to find.
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Tim, can you sticky this since there is really nothing stickied in the M3 forum? thanks
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Oh come on Tim, don't be so modest. You can go ahead and sticky this thread
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This was a long time coming, it's funny because I was thinking about how there should be stickies in here with technical data/DIYs instead of just "the pic of the day"...
Maybe that pdf I posted, and the one I linked to from another member should be stickies as well? Thanks for putting this together.
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Tim, can you sticky this since there is really nothing stickied in the M3 forum? thanks
its stickied
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Does anyone have a DIY with camshaft sensor replacement that is M3 specific? In particular the intake side?
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Great post... how about a DIY to replace springs/gear position sensor in SMG, anyone tried it themselves?
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