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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 12-18-2013, 06:49 AM   #1
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Small projects!

Having a few small projects at once is always fun. I try to keep myself busy tinkering with my car in one way or another at all times.

I'm beginning to assemble my cooling system overhaul goodies while its cold out. Put the original system through its last tough season.

I sprung for the BMW OEM Water Pump w/ composite impeller and all new gaskets.





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Which is worth it, as i truly believe this is just one of those parts in which you don't stray from OEM. I have also purchased a new OEM thermostat and lower coolant hose sensor. I plan to go silicone hoses, OEM radiator, OEM fan clutch, OEM expansion tank and enjoy my next 100,000 miles worry free.


Some of you may have seen the OEM 19"s i was attempting to sell. Lets just say it didn't work out....Anyways, started up a project to have decent looking winter wheels.

From this very, very badly rashed wheel.



To this:





Apparently its an OEM GM color. Perfect Gunmetal in my opinion, made by duplicolor. 5 coats of color and 5 coats of clear. Im impressed by how much rash i was able to "cover" per say. The dark color definitely helps.


Lets see some of the projects you guys have going on!
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Old 12-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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Old 12-18-2013, 10:18 PM   #3
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:55 PM   #4
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Re: Small projects!

Water pump shoudnt be that hard. Just did it less than 200 miles ago 3 hour job! Goodluck
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:31 AM   #5
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Did yours fail? Replace anything else while you are in there??

Nice plate, man!
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A little thing would be to replace the expansion tank bleed plastic screw withe the one made of brass. When I did my overhaul mine broke off the top. Had to use easy out to remove it.


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A little thing would be to replace the expansion tank bleed plastic screw withe the one made of brass. When I did my overhaul mine broke off the top. Had to use easy out to remove it.


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That's terrible. BMW plastics are dreadful.

Just ordered a new fan clutch and hoses

Getting there!
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