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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 09-30-2012, 05:42 PM   #1
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My S/C'd M3 just "blew up" on me. Fun times.

A little background. I have a 2001 M3, AA Stage 2+, dynoed at 490 to the wheels, upgraded intercooler, water meth kit, and lots of other fun stuff.

So today, I rolled out of my garage in downtown Chicago, opened up the sunroof, and cranked up the system. Came off slowly at a stoplight, when the car jerked, made a ZZZZZT sound, and the battery light came on. I lost power steering, idle still active, and rolled to a stop on the side of the street in front of a fire hydrant.

I popped open the hood and I find the drive belt all over the place, peeked down and saw and heard liquid just gushing out of somewhere. I start thinking that I'm going to have oil or coolant all over the place, but when I touched it, I realized that it was water, so I guess that's better than the alternatives.

I then call Allstate Roadside Assistance, and get connected with some girl in a call center in the Philippines. She asks me all the questions on the script, and kept asking me what happens when I try to start the car. I keep explaining to her that I'm not going to start the car bc it won't work anyway. At one point I just wanted to start yelling at her in Tagalog (Filipino language), since I'm Filipino too. I tell her that I need a flatbed bc the car is an inch from the ground.

30 minutes later, flatbed comes, and we can't get car on bc he didn't bring any wood to create a less steep curve. There was a construction zone across the street, so I look around and find some 2x4s and small sandbags. 1 hour later, we get the car on, and I find an empty lot to leave the car in.

I broke down in the middle of tourist-destination Chicago, so I got a lot of looks and comments from passers-by, including 2 older guys that said, "no way....a broken down, highly modified BMW? that never happens!" lol

Anyway, I'll get it looked at tomorrow. Sucks that today is Sunday, which made my options to tow to limited. Hopefully it's nothing more than the WP. The fact that the supercharger is there makes it more complicated, but those are the breaks when you have this kinda car.

Anyway, thanks for listening. Hope you're having a good day. Here are some pics!
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Old 09-30-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Sucks to see your car on a flatbed, especially one that says we buy junk cars!
But seriously sorry to hear your misfortune hope its nothing too serious.
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Old 09-30-2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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Worse case your charger siezed and that's why the belt was eaten up. Happened on my cousins AA E46 M3.

Hopefully it's just worn motor mounts (engine fan tags a coolant line and grenades) or a failed water pump bearing. The S/C issue is around $3k to replace out of warranty.
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:05 PM   #4
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It has 61K miles. SC installed 2 years ago at 48K. How does SC seize? Oil dries up?
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:17 PM   #5
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It has 61K miles. SC installed 2 years ago at 48K. How does SC seize? Oil dries up?
His was a rotrex unit and just bad luck. I've killed off the Vortech on my E36 for no apparent reason too.

Not trying to worry you, but it's crucial you look at everything to fix it properly.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:38 PM   #6
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That sucks. Pretty car expect for the tailights. Keep us posted!
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Old 09-30-2012, 10:49 PM   #7
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Nice car. The tail lights are the best part. I like your side skirts too.
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:38 PM   #8
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Sorry to hear about your car bro. Hopefully nothing too major. what part of the Philippines are you from? I'm from Cebu.
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:07 PM   #9
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Tailights are cool/suck bc they are LED or bc they are tinted?

In terms of the Philippines, my mom is from Malabon/Manila, and my dad is from Cotobato, Mindanao.

On my way now to tow it to the shop
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:36 PM   #10
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Haha 'we buy junk cars'

GL with the fix.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:53 PM   #11
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Well, hopefully, this is the extent of the problem....
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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damn that sucks bro...hope you get it back up running soon.
sell me your front lip? lol
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:34 PM   #13
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:18 AM   #14
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waterpump, fan & belt?
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