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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 09-02-2015, 07:32 PM   #21
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Dude if you can do it, I will love you forever, yes the heat resistor. I will look now to order the relay. I'll PM you and let me know the damage, if you are capable of the mod!

I am in the Sylmar, Eldridge Ave area.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:34 PM   #22
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Don't order just yet. Give me a few minutes. Let me check to see if BMA has the salmon relay. If they do, I can pick it up on my way there.
PM with your number. I'll shoot you a text.
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:38 PM   #23
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Just did! Awesome!
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:40 PM   #24
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Just did! Awesome!
Texted you just now!
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Old 09-02-2015, 07:46 PM   #25
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Yup, got it.
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:19 PM   #26
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Old 09-02-2015, 08:48 PM   #27
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Old 09-02-2015, 11:42 PM   #28
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6E is a dude.
Definitely not a girl
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Old 09-03-2015, 10:35 AM   #29
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Personally I'd spend the $4k towards a manual transmission conversion.
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Old 09-06-2015, 09:52 AM   #30
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Thanks MAN!

I met with Mr. 6th Element. Firstly let me start by saying, thanks man, you are awesome!

He was very kind to come and see my car to do the heat resistor mod.

BMW Sevice told me that SMG Pump needed to be replaced and that it would cost 4K to replace. I was deflated to say the least when i heard the number.
I had purchased the SMG Pump on my own at GetBMWparts.com, but the item was on back order, and to this date still that way. I cancel the order and last week I searched around to order the elusive component.

After no success with finding the Pump new at a reasonable price I made this thread. '6th Element ' started with some suggestions that I could implement on my vehicle, but due to my lack of mechanical knowledge he offered to help me out.

He checked for codes, and did a pretty good check of the M3. It turned out that it was not the pump itself what was the problem, but the "Pressure Accumulator". It is still not cheap, but it is a lot cheaper than purchasing the Pump.

He also suggested to change the break pads and some other minor things. He was kind enough to check the sub frame and the Vanos, and all looked good. There seems to be a minor leak although I will need to take the vehicle to a proper mechanic.

The fella is really a nice guy and fun to converse with. Always humble and honest. Really a diamond to have around.

Next step will be to get the components to be replaced and get them installed.

Thanks for the help!

Cheers!
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Old 09-06-2015, 04:04 PM   #31
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I met with Mr. 6th Element. Firstly let me start by saying, thanks man, you are awesome!

He was very kind to come and see my car to do the heat resistor mod.

BMW Sevice told me that SMG Pump needed to be replaced and that it would cost 4K to replace. I was deflated to say the least when i heard the number.
I had purchased the SMG Pump on my own at GetBMWparts.com, but the item was on back order, and to this date still that way. I cancel the order and last week I searched around to order the elusive component.

After no success with finding the Pump new at a reasonable price I made this thread. '6th Element ' started with some suggestions that I could implement on my vehicle, but due to my lack of mechanical knowledge he offered to help me out.

He checked for codes, and did a pretty good check of the M3. It turned out that it was not the pump itself what was the problem, but the "Pressure Accumulator". It is still not cheap, but it is a lot cheaper than purchasing the Pump.

He also suggested to change the break pads and some other minor things. He was kind enough to check the sub frame and the Vanos, and all looked good. There seems to be a minor leak although I will need to take the vehicle to a proper mechanic.

The fella is really a nice guy and fun to converse with. Always humble and honest. Really a diamond to have around.

Next step will be to get the components to be replaced and get them installed.

Thanks for the help!

Cheers!
Thanks for the kind words bud. I try to help as much as possible

As I mentioned to you yesterday. You have a code for "Loss of pressure" Which I think would be a faulty pressure accumulator based on other people having similar problems to yours and fixing it by replacing the accumulator, and not the pump.

The dealer usually just advises changing the whole unit, either because it's easier for them to replace it as a whole, or they figure since both, the pressure accumulator and the hydraulic pump are at the same location, and require the same amount of labor, they might as well change the whole unit.

I'll call a couple of places I know on Tuesday that work on M3's, that are familiar particularly with the SMG, and try to get their advice as to what they think might have failed, and I'll get back to you.

Your engine definitely sounds healthy. No noises out of the ordinary. Just a minor oil leak that I could spot while I was under the car. Your belts and pulleys were in good condition. your FCAB and RTAB's were also good. All your fluids were clean and full. Your front brake pads and rotors definitely need to be changed. Your rear pads and rotors are still good.

I'll shoot you a text as soon as I get on the phone with them on Tuesday!
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Old 09-06-2015, 05:42 PM   #32
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Yup, Thanks!
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Old 09-10-2015, 08:01 PM   #33
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Not many places have the 'Pressure Accumulator' available. I sent two more inquiries, lets see what the reply tomorrow.
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Old 01-05-2016, 11:43 PM   #34
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Smg pump

Did you find a source for a reasonably priced pump?
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