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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 12-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #61
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You don't have a M3 though. Even non-BMW is over $200 for rotors.

It's gets more brain damage for rotors on the ZCP.
I understand, but 6000 dollars? Thats ferrari dealership costs.. You technically could buy another car for that. Bmws are expensive to maintain and the m3 especially! 25 hours of labour and all parts for an auto to manual swap on my car was 3800 dollars with a new clutch and coding. Go back and bitch at them
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #62
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You cannot compare the cost of parts for a 323i to that of an M3. Despite the fact that both cars are BMW's and are loosely based on the same platform, there is a world of difference between them, and virtually none of the parts is interchangeable.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:22 PM   #63
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You cannot compare the cost of parts for a 323i to that of an M3. Despite the fact that both cars are BMW's and are loosely based on the same platform, there is a world of difference between them, and virtually none of the parts is interchangeable.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #64
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holy crap that is expensive.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #65
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**All prices include tax and labor**

Tune Up/Inspection Service - 1,778
Wash fluid pump - 227
Rear Brakes (Rotors) - 781
Rear Control Arms - 667
Rear shock mounts - 460
Alignment - 300
Drive Belts - 276
Replace all hoses - 1,598

Total Cost = 6,087

Oh lord help me!

OP, you don't need to be handy to do lots of this. Plugs...lefty loosey...get the right ones. Coolant flush--$20. Belts..$40-50 maybe.

Air, cabin air filters...take 5 mins. fuel filter--don't smoke! Oil...1 hour if you let it drip.

If you don't have a brake pad warning indicator, but $10 caliper and see how much pad material you have left. I think the indicator triggers at around 3 mm of pad material...rotors are easy.

$100 in tools saves you a few thousand against the dealer. A few sleepless nights studying diys/watching vids...you've got a bit of this done.

I haven't done plugs on an M...sounds like it'd be fun! How far are you from the city?

Some fluids take some work, but most are easy.

Oh, and the hoses. I replaced my final engine cooling hose 1,000 miles ago or less...240K miles...mmmmkay?

The hoses don't fail ever, really...the 0-ring might leak at some point...and you should replace them when doing cooling system work since you're there anyway, but if they're not leaking...and they're not...just read cooling threads. You can replace your entire system in parts for $700 I think...and you don't need to anyway. When you learn enough...do the therm, ET, wp, and get the hoses then. Also, btw, by 'all the hoses' I guarantee you they meant 2-3 hoses...not the six you have (I'm pretty sure anyway).

I bet you have $2,000 in parts there if you did everything...less if you find prices at some of our well known sources like bmaparts.

think about it. A 150 piece craftsman tool set gets you to most places you'd go.

Idiots and pregnant women work on their cars here...I think you have the skills even if you don't think you do.

But, if you do give in stupidly to this fantasy wish of the dealer, please videotape your SA's face when you say "okay."

It's a trap!
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:26 AM   #66
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I am nearly positive at this point that this is where all the newbies come to before they start posting on M3F. I like it though.
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Old 12-16-2012, 01:49 AM   #67
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A wash fluid pump is over 20 dollars!!?? Rip offs!
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:51 PM   #68
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lmao at those prices- that's disgusting. please do us all a favor and post the name of the stealership so itcan add it to the 'stealerships to avoid' list. in all seriousness good luck with you car, but next time ask around before doing what you just did.
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