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Old 05-15-2015, 12:41 AM   #1
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My Ride: 2004 6MT M3
My 2004 Carbon Schwarz Metallic 6MT M3

After searching for over 12 months, I finally found a 6MT E46 M3 with very low mileage. Once all the formalities were finalised, the car was transported from Darwin to Perth. By early March 2015 I had the car inspected for roadworthinessand paid registration/insurance.

My baby was 100% stock when purchased, and best of all, she only had 50,000KM!

-2004 6-speed manual
-Carbon Schwarz Metallic
-Kiwi leather
-19" Style 67 alloy wheels
-Sunroof
-50,000KM

The very first job was detailing the car inside & out. Travelling from Darwin to Perth via open-top transport meant the car was absolutely filthy when I picked it up. It was covered in red "desert" dust. Took me few days, however she turned out perfect after an extensive detail. So far I have only waxed the paint once. No need to do it again anytime soon as the paint is immaculate.

Next thing was a service; engine oil/filter, gearbox & differential oils, spark plugs, cooling system flush, air filter replacement, etc. Amazing how much smoother the engine runs after a major service.

In the last few months I have performed a few subtle mods;
-Megan Racing axle back muffler (http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=899156&page=6)
-CSL replicas 19x8.5 +45 front & 19x10 +25 rear
-Matte black front & side grilles
-Auxiliary cable install
-Angel eyes (being installed tonight)

Future mods;
-H&R or Eibach lowering springs
-Carbon fibre front lip
-CSL carbon fibre rear diffuser
-Replica CSL intake (maybe)

Here are some photos. Enjoy!















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Old 05-15-2015, 10:21 AM   #2
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Looks way better with the CSL reps in my opinion. Nice M3!
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:30 PM   #3
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good luck with your new baby

love that color if im not wrong that is carbon black...like my ride drive her well
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Old 05-17-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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Looks way better with the CSL reps in my opinion. Nice M3!
Thank you! I like the CSL reps. I may get some 10MM spacers for the front and rear so the wheels sit flush on the guards

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love that color if im not wrong that is carbon black...like my ride drive her well
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It might be Carbon Black for your guys? There is a sticker in my engine bay that says "BMW-CARBONSCHWARZ METALLIC".

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Old 05-17-2015, 10:09 PM   #5
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Mounted and wired up my China-spec CCFL angel eyes Friday evening. Very easy to do! THe ballast and wirining is all taped up and mounted securely behind each headlight. Took me approx. 2 hours.









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Old 05-18-2015, 01:28 PM   #6
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Awesome! Love the CFCL's. Are they wired up as your DRL's now?
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:43 PM   #7
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No, I could not be bothered following the wires and splicing them in order to have them as DRL's. I just wired them into my park lights. Much easier
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Old 07-15-2015, 08:31 PM   #8
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Took part in a track day last weekend. Love the way the M3 responds to driver input. Such a rewarding machine to pilot!

Car was perfect! Learnt a lot about the car's limit and most importantly, my limits. Can't wait to do another track day!







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Old 07-15-2015, 10:39 PM   #9
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carbon black FTW! looks good!
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Old 07-17-2015, 07:56 AM   #10
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How about some pictures of that Kiwi Interior
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Old 07-20-2015, 02:08 AM   #11
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Haven't taken any since I've owned the car, but here are the pics the previous owner sent me (approx 6 months ago).

Also serviced her on the weekend. Genuine oil filter, Liqui-Moly Race-Tech 10w-60 and Bosch YR6LDE spark plugs. Runs a lot smoother with the new plugs. Old plugs have not been changed since brand new (11 years & 58,000KM).



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