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Old 05-15-2012, 01:12 PM   #34001
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So do e46 m3's have longevity problems? I always see e46's roll around with high mileage. Anywhere from 120-200k. But I never see m3's around with that kind of mileage.
I found a decent deal on one with a little over 100k, but worried about dependability of it.
Anyone have any input?
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:18 PM   #34002
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Aren't you the one always *****ing about maintenance costs of the 330 and now u want a M3?
You know the parts cost a tad more? And have a few lip issues of their own.
Ie. valve adjustments, and their vanos issue. Along with the other E46 crap, cooling system, rear floor, shock mount.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:03 PM   #34003
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That's why I was asking, to see if they had other issues. Was just a good deal. 03 m3 topaz blue or whatever it is. It has a little over 100k and his asking price is 11.5
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:19 PM   #34004
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I mean it's not like a E60 M5 expensive. But will be more than your 330. Much more if you don't DIY a lot.
Care to share a link. I want to has M3 too.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:20 PM   #34005
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Oh btw, a local cat is selling top of the line FK coilovers in the classified section. Jump on that playa.
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Old 05-15-2012, 04:18 PM   #34006
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Also.... if it has a stock exhaust it rattles... all the time, on hard accelorations... until you replace it. Its just something in the stock exhaust.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:23 PM   #34007
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It's a fellow I work with. I will see him again Friday and get his number and such if your interested. I think ima stay away for now. At least till I make more money.
However, there is a similar deal on Craigslist.
http://norfolk.craigslist.org/cto/3017111365.html
Same color, smg, slightly higher asking price. But I've never had any problems talking anyone down

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Old 05-15-2012, 09:21 PM   #34008
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ugh, gray interior. disgusting.

he's a member on here, doesnt post much, and i couldnt tell u his username, but ive seen that plate several times before at meets back in the day, before the M6 rep wheels.

If its the guy im thinking of, its probably well taken care of. but gray leather, yuk.
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Old 05-16-2012, 07:18 AM   #34009
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:20 AM   #34010
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:00 AM   #34011
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Oh, never looked at those, lol. That I was going crazy for a sec
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #34012
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And I cannot find the fk's in classifieds from local guy. Went through a few pages
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Old 05-16-2012, 09:22 AM   #34013
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It was about a 3rd way down on the 1st page.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=921721
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:08 AM   #34014
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Oh, that's for m3 though. Will they work on 330ci?
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:10 AM   #34015
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Never mind. He said in thread they will not fit non-m
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Old 05-16-2012, 11:35 AM   #34016
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Are there any body shops in the area that do wuality work? Im finally in the position where I can add new bumpers to my car
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:18 PM   #34017
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i dont know why people say M3 suspension wnt fit a non M.
The rear will work, and as far as i know the fronts the same, if anything the top hat is different, cant think of anything else thats different. BUt thats just me tho...

everyone always says it wont work, but no one ever says why. They said the same thing about the M3 rear end on a non M too.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:53 PM   #34018
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E36 M3 vs non M is just the sway bar end link points. I technically have M3's on my non-M but I also used the supplied end links to mount my sway to the strut. Non-M E36 fit M3 with correct end links, non-M will NOT swap to an M3 for lack of end link connection points. Dunno if E46 is the same or not.
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:55 PM   #34019
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Doubt its different, as the strut design changed from E36 to E46. If thats the only different thats minor.
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Old 05-16-2012, 04:19 PM   #34020
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Anyone want some E46 PSS's

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