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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 04-27-2013, 11:59 AM   #501
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just clicked over 50k miles on my 2003 m3, I bought mine last year this month at 40k miles. Drove it down to Florida from Illinois. It had basic maintenance done before I bought it not sure if it was Inspection II and all that but I have had no issues *cross fingers* My SMG light has turned on once but it was for a brief 20min period when it was very hot outside. When I restarted the car it turned off.

Question, I have only done an oil change and I changed my air filter as it seemed to be the original one in there. What would one more experienced suggest I look into doing? I took it two a trusty mechanic down the road to let me know what I needed done and it was basically my brakes, that's about it. Should I change my SMG fluid? Should I look more into inspection II??

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Check your bushings, subframe, maybe a valve adjustment (if needed), diff seals, cabin filter, other small maintenance pieces

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:18 PM   #502
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your factory fuel pump lasted 141k??
yep!
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:20 PM   #503
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If the pump sees inadequate pressure codes will be stored and do not always give the yellow cog of death. You will need a BMW specific tool to read the SMG codes - Peake RC3 at a minimum but a GT1 would be preferred. The generic OBD2 tools will be of no use for the SMG.

My guess is the gear position sensor, accumulator leaking pressure or the actuator is getting grumpy.

All fairly easy DIYs and fixes.
Yeah I need to dive in and see what codes are in there, my SES has been on and off for a few months now, maybe it's related. Good advice!
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:17 AM   #504
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134,000 miles: original fuel pump, alternator, just tuned by FS, 300rwhp and runs perfect. Just replaced the original shocks w/Koni yesterday.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:58 AM   #505
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Just past 165K and on the original clutch. There, I've said it. Fate tempted!

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Old 12-09-2013, 08:37 AM   #506
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thanks for all the great input!
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:55 PM   #507
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