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Old 01-28-2013, 08:57 AM   #16861
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can't sleep. been reading up on m3's like I should.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=433319
Only thing I would add is headers can be installed without removing the motor mount.

I've seen a few of these mounts fail but it was on more race prepped cars with solid mounts.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:05 AM   #16862
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So I think I've ditched the SC'r idea. From what I've read buying a used car/used supercharger is just asking for issues. Plus it seems they do more harm than good in terms of overheating and power delivery compared to NA.

I've now switched my efforts to finding a newer (04-06) car with semi low mileage, somewhere around 50k miles. I can pretty much find these all day long depending on color combo. The only downsides are that it would be pretty much stock and with the stock weight, which would make it much much slower than my old car. Although this will suck I'm very much looking forward to having a long term project, it was always my hope to keep this car and build it out to give to a child someday. I won't be going full retard with it in the near future but if my kids are into it then I might build it out as a racer in the distant future.

With that said the good part about going this route is I will immediately have around $10k (depending on purchase price) to spend on the car. On the mod list aready are some MCS remote 2-ways and PFC BBK. The rest will go towards all new bushings, inspection 2, and misc. maintenance.

I've tossed around so many ideas on what car to buy and why but this just seems to make the most sense as I will be dailying the car for the time being and I would like to own the car for many years.

Thoughts?
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:12 AM   #16863
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so does anyone have one of those stupid obscure drag link sockets for the CPV they want to sell me?

email me; tnord42@hotmail.com

thanks.
I ended up making a tool with my bench grinder, worked like a champ on the first try. Mine is thicker and doesnt taper along the bit. PM me, I'm happy to let you borrow it.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:34 AM   #16864
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I ended up making a tool with my bench grinder, worked like a champ on the first try. Mine is thicker and doesnt taper along the bit. PM me, I'm happy to let you borrow it.
That sounds like it would work much better. The drop links that I had seemed to slip out every time I applied torgue because of how much they were tapered.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:22 PM   #16865
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Looked at a 5br/3ba house with a 30x40 shop today. Lets hope it works out
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:47 PM   #16866
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woha, nice!
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:50 PM   #16867
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Still very early stages of looking at it, so no guarantees, but here are a few pics.





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Old 01-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #16868
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that doesn't look like mid town kcmo
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:54 PM   #16869
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That sounds like it would work much better. The drop links that I had seemed to slip out every time I applied torgue because of how much they were tapered.

Yep, exactly the same problem I had. Now I have another oil leak.. not sure if its some kind of vanos seals or valve cover seal. Its wet all along the side of the VC by the headers and dripping on the back side.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:05 PM   #16870
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...............is your oil filler cap securly on?

I accidentally threaded mine wrong once. oil everywhere.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:12 PM   #16871
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...............is your oil filler cap securly on?

I accidentally threaded mine wrong once. oil everywhere.
Haha, actually a couple of months ago my dumb ass left the oil cap off after an oil change and I drove to work.. from Olathe to the Plaza. I got to Shawnee mission pky and metcalf before I had enough second thoughts to pull over and check.. and yep - oil EVERYWHERE. luckily I didnt lose much oil on the dipstick.

Needless to say, I double check the oil cap every time I touch it now.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:14 PM   #16872
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Looked at a 5br/3ba house with a 30x40 shop today. Lets hope it works out
Baller dude. Congrats, hope it works out.
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #16873
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Haha, actually a couple of months ago my dumb ass left the oil cap off after an oil change and I drove to work.. from Olathe to the Plaza. I got to Shawnee mission pky and metcalf before I had enough second thoughts to pull over and check.. and yep - oil EVERYWHERE. luckily I didnt lose much oil on the dipstick.

Needless to say, I double check the oil cap every time I touch it now.
I had mine fall off at a track day and land on top of the headers. and mines billet aluminium.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:26 AM   #16874
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that doesn't look like mid town kcmo
Correct. Its on the west edge of lee's summit, around bannister/470. 10 miles from work.

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Baller dude. Congrats, hope it works out.
Thanks man, its actually not going to cost much more(monthly) than my current rent!
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:02 AM   #16875
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I've looked at so many cars I'm goin
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #16876
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wimminz be crazy...wtf-over.
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Old 01-30-2013, 07:59 AM   #16877
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wimminz be crazy...wtf-over.
No joke son. Buying a car is proving to be difficult with mine.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:05 AM   #16878
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This one still has a key and crawled in bed with me at 3am after work, too bad I had to get up at 5 for work...if I hadnt called out Monday I woulda just stayed home again. Damn.

Good luck on your car search buddy, I'm still debating on getting this house or not. I cant bring myself to get a nice car or project until I have a garage/shop, so this would be my first step towards having a fun car again.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:41 AM   #16879
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crazy bitch number one and I had to write a paper together in 60 minutes for english today. the teacher picks groups by counting off in the class room, but I always up up with her.

"andy when we get married and we have a house I'm going to buy so much cool stuff for it with your money" in a nutshell
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Old 01-30-2013, 12:26 PM   #16880
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If anyone local knows someone interested, I'm putting a feeler out for my car. I'll trade straight up for a 335i (may add cash as as well).

2002 M3 SMG. All options except Nav. Good maintenance records, I'm the second owner and it currently has 85k miles. Tasteful mods including a high end set of iForged wheels (MSRP is $1100 each, without tires). Also a MAJOR bonus, it has a SiriusXM radio hardwired with LIFETIME subscription.

$17,500.

PM me your email and I can send pictures if interested.
$16,500 to a local if anyone is interested...
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