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Old 07-21-2008, 05:57 AM   #1
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M3 Motor in E46

Hello BMW freaks

Well ive gone mad, ill post some pics of my new project car.

First I wanted a M5 v8 motor but could not find one - now ive stumbled accross this and grabbed it.

I have purchased a NEW m3 motor with +/- 800km on the motor (+/- 500 miles) so you can see its still brand new. Price was About 10000 dollars us (converted) thats for the motor, gearbox, and all electronics.

herewith find pics of donor car.......We will start with the transplant within the next month or so..Will keep you updated cant wait anymore.
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:01 AM   #2
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:02 AM   #3
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Old 07-21-2008, 06:16 AM   #5
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Old 07-21-2008, 07:32 AM   #6
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omg this is the best thing i've ever seen on this forum! Made my monday!
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btw How terriable is it to total a new m3! Guess one kid's loss another man's gain!
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omg this is the best thing i've ever seen on this forum! Made my monday!
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btw How terriable is it to total a new m3! Guess one kid's loss another man's gain!
I think he is not from the US Johannesburg (he's converting everything... mileage, price). So it's not the car of the tool who flipped his car into the neighborhood garden
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Help us fanatics (me) find a new M3 motor for my M3

Though HPF doesn't make a kit for it.....but

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At first when I saw the title I thought not another M3 motor swap thread..

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jesus! that m3 got furkkkkkkked up. cant wait to see this happen
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I think he is not from the US Johannesburg (he's converting everything... mileage, price). So it's not the car of the tool who flipped his car into the neighborhood garden
Im from South Africa, had a couple of conversions done before, but nothing like this. The previous owner of the M3 apparently raced a M5 v10 something happened that the M5 touched the back of the M3, lost control and yes u can see the result. The plastik protective film was still on the pillars thats how new the car was.
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Question ? An M3 motor can easly fit any e46 model of bim ? whats required for the swap , would an m3 motor fit In a 2000 e46 323 i sedan ?
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Im from South Africa, had a couple of conversions done before, but nothing like this. The previous owner of the M3 apparently raced a M5 v10 something happened that the M5 touched the back of the M3, lost control and yes u can see the result. The plastik protective film was still on the pillars thats how new the car was.
Wow, sorry to hear. I hope no one got hurt. I think some people here are mixing up that totaled M3 with THIS ONE.
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