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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 03-29-2013, 08:25 AM   #21
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$2k a year sounds reasonably accurate. More for years that have an inspection. Then it comes down to stuff that breaks, which is luck of the draw. At that mileage you'll most likely need FCABs and RTABs. Best bet is to take it to a good indy familiar with M3's and have it looked over so that you don't get hit with any surprises. Have the VANOS checked out, too. That's where most of our expensive repairs come from.
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:31 PM   #22
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What about the electric option, like sunroof, power windows... etc
Air conditionned
Xenon Head light?

There some problems with that stuff?
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Old 03-29-2013, 01:49 PM   #23
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What about the electric option, like sunroof, power windows... etc
Air conditionned
Xenon Head light?

There some problems with that stuff?
Those items are not replaced as a part of any maintenance schedule. Although you will have to replace the cabin filter for the a/c. Those parts are usually replaced as they break, and all parts in the car will break eventually given enough time (although none of those items break at a higher rate than normal).
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:38 PM   #24
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Almost 2 years I dropped 5 grand that's just because my SMG pump went out. With out that happening -3,700$ out of the 5
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:39 PM   #25
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I'm so excited to get the M!

Just to know;
I have also a TL SH 6 speed.
Its a great car, but when you push it,
its hard to keep the car in is way.

Firstly fwd then awd, but
from that, the m3 it is a beast on acceleration and feeling?

Like i said, i never test drove an m3
I'll receive the car this week, bought new set of tires, have to do some minor esthetic and tune up, then go!!

By the same way guys,
i'm very happy to exchange with everybody here!

Very friendly forum!
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:56 PM   #26
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What about the gaz consumption??

Reasonable or outragious?
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Old 03-30-2013, 05:57 PM   #27
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"Reasonable" i mean in regard of the perfomance of the car of course.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:03 AM   #28
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What about the gaz consumption??

Reasonable or outragious?
Average about 13
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:57 PM   #29
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Hi

I finaly got my M'!!!

It drive so nice and what a power!!!

150km/h in a snap...
Its a ticket machine.
Only one thing after the first ride,

I have the cross drilled oem brakes discs and when i push the brake,
there a litlle vibration in the steering?

Is it absolutely necassary to replace the front brakes, or what?

Thansk again!
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Old 04-07-2013, 04:47 PM   #30
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my master mechanic said you really don't need to do the valve adj on the S54 for whatever that's worth
You should stop going to that mechanic
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Hi

I finaly got my M'!!!

It drive so nice and what a power!!!

150km/h in a snap...
Its a ticket machine.
Only one thing after the first ride,

I have the cross drilled oem brakes discs and when i push the brake,
there a litlle vibration in the steering?

Is it absolutely necassary to replace the front brakes, or what?

Thansk again!
Replace control arms and control arm bushes.

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-M3-...n/Control_Arm/
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Old 04-11-2013, 08:43 PM   #31
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Where i can find a carbon fiber trim
for my steering wheel?

I triedto search online, but its hard to find... especially for a CsL/ZcP
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:32 AM   #32
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Where i can find a carbon fiber trim
for my steering wheel?

I triedto search online, but its hard to find... especially for a CsL/ZcP
Have you tried Colby wheel?
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Old 04-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #33
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Yeah its nice.. but they have only the "lower" trim...

I absolutely need the entire part.
Also its impossible to find an original
steering In Alcantara for a competion package. ( only one button )

I found one, but smg... mine is manual.

But thanks again
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:14 PM   #34
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I found an oem one on ebay!

Other question;

i want to add a Borla catBack

What is except the price, the difference
between the Attak and the regular one?

i want to have a good sound, but not too loud...

I know there lots other brand,
but i have a very good price for the Borla products.
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