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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 05-19-2015, 09:48 AM   #1
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Attention all experts and Alan too!

Hey guys I'm getting close to buying a M3 and wanted an average yearly maintenance budget.
I will definitely be getting a PPI done first but wanted a yearly budget to work with as well.
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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I would say that you should set aside a fund of $5,000 each year. You will NOT spend that much on routine maintenance (plan on replacing rear tires every 10 - 12,000 miles), but all it takes is one major repair to get you there or beyond. The proper oil (which you should change every 5,000 - 7,000 miles) costs between $14 and $18 a quart, and you shouldn't skimp on this item. Also some scheduled maintenance items will be expensive (but shouldn't blow your budget).
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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That's probably a fair number if you want to keep your M3 in top condition with a independent mechanic. If you do most of your own maintenance you can cut it in half.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:05 PM   #4
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Great thanks!
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