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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 09-03-2014, 11:12 PM   #1
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E46 M3 with 80k miles for 5k.!.

I know a guy who has a E46 M3 with 80k miles with SMG. One day he was driving and his car started knocking at the back Probbly the Difrental but it still goes in gear... The Dealer gave him a mark up of what needs to be done... Here it is..
Rear Diff $2794
Glbo Joints $190
Trans $6448
Smg unit $2529
Slave Cylinder $319
Clutch kit $644
Total $1098...
The guy said it still goes in gear and the diff is ****ed I think the delaer is over reacting...
My real question is it worth it to buy the car for $5000.... Please let me know. The motor is strong..
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:15 PM   #2
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:25 PM   #3
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:48 PM   #4
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Can you perform the major maintenance? If not and the rear dif is fubar'd, that will cost on the labor side as well as the possible SMG pump / clutch / tranny issues.
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Old 09-03-2014, 11:57 PM   #5
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I just got rid of one last weekend 2004 m3 with the SMG pump was out and they wanted 4000 to fix run as far as you can from the SMG!!!


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Old 09-04-2014, 01:02 AM   #6
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$5k? Yes it's worth it. I'd tow that thing across the country at that price. Even if the rest of the car was in OK condition it is still worth it.

Having a shop fix the issues can cost you a lot of money. Fixing them yourself and possibly even converting the SMG to a manual (selling off all the unused or broken parts) can keep your overall costs extremely low.

The question you should be asking yourself is; are you capable of repairing this car yourself?
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Old 09-04-2014, 01:41 AM   #7
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****, isn't that motor worth more then that as a pull out? I.E.- Sell it to someone whom wants to upgrade their E36 or blew their e46 motor. Actually the whole car is worth more then that parted out. Question is, do you have the time or money to repair or part it out.

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Old 09-04-2014, 02:46 AM   #8
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Even if you don't fix it you can part it out and make money off of it

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Old 09-04-2014, 03:13 AM   #9
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****, isn't that motor worth more then that as a pull out? I.E.- Sell it to someone whom wants to upgrade their E36 or blew their e46 motor. Actually the whole car is worth more then that parted out. Question is, do you have the time or money to repair or part it out.
The motor is worth ~$3k
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Old 09-04-2014, 03:15 AM   #10
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Motors with over 100k sell for like 4k

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The motor is worth ~$3k
I think I'm about to do it.
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:46 AM   #12
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You can get an entire motor with transmission plus more on eBay for 4k right now. Look it up.


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Old 09-04-2014, 10:30 AM   #13
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So the dealer said that his SMG unit, trans, diff, and clutch all went at the same time ? Sure. Why don't they quote him on the entire engine while they are at it. Please send me your friends contact info if he really wants to sell this car for 5k.
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Old 09-04-2014, 10:42 AM   #14
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So the dealer said that his SMG unit, trans, diff, and clutch all went at the same time ? Sure. Why don't they quote him on the entire engine while they are at it. Please send me your friends contact info if he really wants to sell this car for 5k.
If I don't buy it I will put it on here.
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Old 09-04-2014, 11:29 AM   #15
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Old 09-04-2014, 05:13 PM   #16
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I would buy it for $5k regardless of the title. engine $3k, trans $1k, black interior $1k, trim $300 +, radio/nav, rims and tires, misc parts. It is likely worth $6k to $7k in parts alone. Personally though I would double check the "broken" parts and try to repair it myself. Year? Ext color? Int color? any mods?
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Old 09-05-2014, 12:18 AM   #17
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I would buy it for $5k regardless of the title. engine $3k, trans $1k, black interior $1k, trim $300 +, radio/nav, rims and tires, misc parts. It is likely worth $6k to $7k in parts alone. Personally though I would double check the "broken" parts and try to repair it myself. Year? Ext color? Int color? any mods?
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