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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 11-23-2012, 02:32 AM   #41
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Is the pump really hard to fix? $3000 is a heck of a bill.
Pump is about 2200-ish brand new I believe. I could see a dealer or shop charging 800 for labor. From what I have read, the job does take a few hours. But then again, I do tend to finish all the jobs in about 1/3 of the time that all the diy's say so take that with a grain of salt
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Old 11-23-2012, 02:38 AM   #42
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Old 11-23-2012, 08:25 PM   #43
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:30 AM   #44
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Great thread! I'm 1kmi into my 1st SMG. I've shifted ALL of my life. I've been a Track Day instructor for almost 15yrs with several car clubs including BMWCCA & PCA. With Porsche Club I teach heel & toe downshifting, and to think that I now drive an SMG!!! Well, I still do have a 3 pedal car & it' s still a blast to drive but I have to say that I got tired of having to always shift in traffic and to work and back and now I don't have to but there is an involvement required with this car that seems almost like a relationship with a woman! You can't always guess what the exact result of your input will be but you can generally be pretty sure... With a stick, it's more like a guy where there is not much guessing about what you're gonna get back! When you come to understand SMG and how she works, you come to realize that if you work WITH her, you can't drive with total abandon like you can with a true automatic, but then cool things can happen! My 1st experience with SMG was years ago in Cali where I had a student with one at a BMWCCA HPDE at Laguna Seca. I was amazed beyond belief with how NICE the whole track experience was with SMG doing all of the shifting! My challenge has come with driving one on the street much more recently! I knew I was tired of shifting but I heard all the woes about SMG but decided to take the risk because of what I remembered about the car and that there WERE some owners who had to balls to stand up in favor of the technology! I'm so glad that I got one...it's just so cool while still being a challenge to master this fine lady! Lovin' my SMG!
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:26 AM   #45
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Ive had both and prefer SMG. I also live in Honolulu and traffic is usually pretty thick. So that is most of my reasoning. Other reasons include exhaust blips, comfort, accelerating from a stop on sharp inclines without rolling back at all, the wife enjoyed driving it, hill climbs, down shifting, and uniqueness. Everything breaks but I only experienced a relay and 3k after 80k miles would not have been that big of a deal to me. It was worth additional cost IF I had incurred it.
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Old 11-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #46
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1. Heel and Toe available
2. left foot braking available (comparing to my other VW, which is DSG can't do left foot braking is no go)
3. Launch control mode and burnout mode available.

I just love the smg, too bad such a potential gearbox is replaced by dual clutch.
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Old 11-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #47
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1. Heel and Toe available
2. left foot braking available (comparing to my other VW, which is DSG can't do left foot braking is no go)
3. Launch control mode and burnout mode available.

I just love the smg, too bad such a potential gearbox is replaced by dual clutch.
That last statement is funny. DCT is amazing and far better than SMG. It is far faster and smoother.
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #48
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Old 11-24-2012, 02:09 PM   #49
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Oh yesterday I used S6. I'm still wiping the cum off of my dash.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:21 PM   #50
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S6 Sport Mode, just another reason to love SMG. Before the paddle is in all the way you're already in the next gear and accelerating.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:29 PM   #51
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Tire chirping in S6 never fails to put a smile on my face.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:35 PM   #52
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I love SMG so much and I haven't even had my car a full week.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:11 AM   #53
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Bump because I forgot about the shift lights. That's a nice little feature.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:34 AM   #54
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Enough said.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:16 PM   #55
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^^^^^totally forgot about that last one.
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Old 12-03-2012, 01:41 PM   #56
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I finally tried S6 yesterday. It feels so brutal.. I love it! Now I just need it to stop raining so I can try launch control
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:28 PM   #57
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Oh launch control is soooo good. Don't use it too often. But try it out!
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:49 PM   #58
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Congrats on your M3/SMG ANREC330!!

I bought mine in March of 2012, and haven't looked back since. But I have a confession that I might get bashed about.. lol

I still haven't pushed the car to anything over 6.5K rpm, been working too much and i've only made it out to one meet in the last couple months, Although these cars are beasts! just remember to maintain it well.
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Old 12-03-2012, 06:05 PM   #59
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Pretty sure that the manual transmission M3's have the shift lights too - not just a feature of the SMG..... But it is still an awesome feature (one that I stated as well in my original reply).
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Old 12-03-2012, 07:13 PM   #60
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Pretty sure that the manual transmission M3's have the shift lights too - not just a feature of the SMG..... But it is still an awesome feature (one that I stated as well in my original reply).
No they do not. Not factory.
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