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Old 04-01-2014, 11:25 PM   #41
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i have said enough, unlike some im not here to measure ego or cOck size, some of us dont need to. if i am adamant about something its from experience not hearsay or something i read somewhere.

ive helped plenty of members and will continue to help where experience and time allows on builds which which some could only dream about. people conducting such work know exactly where to get help from.
I am asking you to help me find parts for an E46 M3 gearbox but you can't point me in the right direction. So I am supposed to take your word however?
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Old 04-02-2014, 03:26 AM   #42
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I am asking you to help me find parts for an E46 M3 gearbox but you can't point me in the right direction. So I am supposed to take your word however?
fair point.

detents, plungers, seals, springs and caps - bmw can supply
bushes - the wont but you can use the zf 320 ones which they will - same.
synchros - hollinger can fix u up here. The have the equipment to reco them. there are a handful of others in AU but they are the bomb
gears - in the unlikely but possible event you need gears - contact albins. They will make them for you. Send your gear in and they make what you want. I havnt used them but know people who have, only heard good things.There are others also.
bearings - depending which/what - when apart measure and skf will match otherwise f_a_g is one of the oes contact schaeffler
With box apart and issues established, measure and cross check with v160 box. Largely same components, input shaft different gear ratios and hubs slightly different, can all be modified to fit and toyota supply all new-check catalog. your builder will know exactly what to do. avoid heat to main shaft - 5/6 are 50+ tonne, really requires something to be turned up.
ppgearbox make a full dogleg gear-set in Australia - circa 9k - some serious kit. i dont own one but have been in one with stupid power. very serious kit.

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Old 04-06-2014, 10:17 AM   #43
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So, test drove Declan's M3. I think I could really like the SMG.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:04 PM   #44
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Does anyone know what's going on with this car?
http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d.../?Cr=4&sdmvc=1

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour. But its been on carsales for so long now.
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:18 PM   #45
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Does anyone know what's going on with this car?
http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d.../?Cr=4&sdmvc=1

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour. But its been on carsales for so long now.

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Old 04-10-2014, 09:21 PM   #46
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Unfortunately its in a different state
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Old 04-10-2014, 09:24 PM   #47
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See how much of that paint is missing on the front right side.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:30 PM   #48
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Does anyone know what's going on with this car?
http://www.carsales.com.au/private/d.../?Cr=4&sdmvc=1

LOVE LOVE LOVE the colour. But its been on carsales for so long now.
Apart from the 1/2 & 1/2 seats, I really like the look of it.

Does anyone here know anything about it?

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Old 04-11-2014, 03:01 AM   #49
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See how much of that paint is missing on the front right side.
que?
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who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?
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Old 04-11-2014, 03:31 AM   #50
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Pulled the service history for the car
excessive oil leaks from engine and engine has excessive noise
Oh, its also been keyed and rear has been scratched in addition to the front right

That poor LSB

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Old 04-11-2014, 04:29 AM   #51
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The prices of M3's are too high.. i wouldnt buy one
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who da F done that?
prestige warehouse or who?

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Old 04-11-2014, 05:36 AM   #52
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The prices of M3's are too high.. i wouldnt buy one
Yeah, just get a lancer instead..
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Old 04-11-2014, 06:19 AM   #53
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Yeah, just get a lancer instead..
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Old 04-18-2014, 10:39 PM   #54
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my advise is .... dont over think it .... if a car has a perfect history with low klms nothing replaced on it then chances are its going to need it soon.

But on the other hand if a car has had higher klms and a lot of work and things replaced then you might shy away from it.

if it drives straight starts and stops goes through the gears and all the buttons work then dont loose sleep over it. buy it

At the end of the day a full purchase roadworthy by any licensed mechanic will pick up anything major, Aussie roadworthy mechanics are bound by the report they give you that the car is sound and roadworthy. if the car isnt as they say in the report then they are liable. Its a big deal to there license and they get big fines if they get it wrong.

A second third or fourth hand car is just that and WILL need things replaced and things fixed if you intend to use it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 03:12 AM   #55
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Put down a deposit on an M3 today, pending a pre purchase inspection. Iv decided to go with Advan performance in Auburn as they are quite local. They seem to specialise more with 335i/135is however. Can anyone suggest anywhere else.

The car is a early 2003 SMG, in reasonable condition, however has the usual leaking mirror issue and some of the fabric on the door trims and A pillar is loose (I should be able to fix this easily). The leather inside the car is actually in really good condition.

I checked the SMG. When the doors were unlocked for a cold start, the pump primed up for about 5-10s with no delays, or slips. Changing gears with the foot on the floor in S6 felt right, and the dashboard did not make any flashes with the gears

I was unsure how to check for VANOS issues. However there was no "truck sound" as seen in the VCT rattles of S15s and the like.

Lifted up the boot and it doesnt look like there are any cracks. Obviously I will be getting the subframe reinforced as preventative maintenance.

Is there a way to check that the kilometres are genuine and hasn't been tampered with, and that the car has not had any damage in the past?

It has had a full BMW service history until the last owner, so I plan on re doing the inspection 2 that he last did.

It's not the colour that I want, but hopefully I can grow to like it.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:01 AM   #56
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It's not the colour that I want, but hopefully I can grow to like it.
I'm going to bet you wanted AW and got CB.
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:18 AM   #57
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Put down a deposit on an M3 today, pending a pre purchase inspection. Iv decided to go with Advan performance in Auburn as they are quite local. They seem to specialise more with 335i/135is however. Can anyone suggest anywhere else.

The car is a early 2003 SMG, in reasonable condition, however has the usual leaking mirror issue and some of the fabric on the door trims and A pillar is loose (I should be able to fix this easily). The leather inside the car is actually in really good condition.

I checked the SMG. When the doors were unlocked for a cold start, the pump primed up for about 5-10s with no delays, or slips. Changing gears with the foot on the floor in S6 felt right, and the dashboard did not make any flashes with the gears

I was unsure how to check for VANOS issues. However there was no "truck sound" as seen in the VCT rattles of S15s and the like.

Lifted up the boot and it doesnt look like there are any cracks. Obviously I will be getting the subframe reinforced as preventative maintenance.

Is there a way to check that the kilometres are genuine and hasn't been tampered with, and that the car has not had any damage in the past?

It has had a full BMW service history until the last owner, so I plan on re doing the inspection 2 that he last did.

It's not the colour that I want, but hopefully I can grow to like it.

*opens boot.
"yep seems ok to me."
*closes boot
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Old 04-27-2014, 05:20 AM   #58
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Obviously it will be going on a hoist to be inspected
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:23 PM   #59
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*opens boot.
"yep seems ok to me."
*closes boot
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Make this a sticky on how to inspect an M3



In all seriousness though....congrats menty - looks like you finally got one
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Old 04-27-2014, 07:28 PM   #60
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Just asked Pete and Stu at Advan Performance to have a look at the car. (booked for tomorrow).

They use a Autologic, which from my quick google research , does have a Vanos test built in, similar to the GT1 that is used by BMW.
SMG would be difficult to diagnose if there are any issues as most problems would be at low speed?
Obviously rear subframe would be looked at.
Car will be dynoed (what should I expect from a stock SMG vehicle?)

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