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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 02-07-2013, 01:51 PM   #1
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How can you find out that your smg pump was replace

I would like to know if you buy a used smg m3 like me is there a way to find out that the pump was ever replaced
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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Start by your routine maintenance records check.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:52 PM   #3
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This can always be tricky..

If it was replaced by BMW under warranty, any dealer should be able to tell you if you can provde your VIN#. I don't think this is a guarantee though as I'm not sure if dealers are obligated to find that information for you.

If it was done independently at a shop, there is little chance this was reported to BMW, but you never know.

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Old 02-07-2013, 08:01 PM   #4
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Mine was replaced at the dealership And I know they keep a history of maintenance/service records. I believe any BMW dealership can provide information by entering the VIN. But being that the car is not yours yet, I'm not sure if they would, but you can always call and ask. Good Luck!
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Old 02-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #5
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Once you are the registered owner you should be able to call a BMW dealership and they can give you the service records they have on file for the VIN #. The problem is if the work was done at an indy shop it gets very difficult to track service history unless you were informed of the indy shop(s) that the previous owner(s) visited. Unfortunately not all of us are as meticulous as we should be - the first e46 M3 that I bought had very little service history documentation and was nearly impossible to acquire, the second thankfully was very very well documented and has stayed that way since my ownership
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Mine was replaced at the dealership And I know they keep a history of maintenance/service records. I believe any BMW dealership can provide information by entering the VIN. But being that the car is not yours yet, I'm not sure if they would, but you can always call and ask. Good Luck!

If the OP doesn't care enough to show up and ask in person - I doubt a dealership is going to give detailed maintenance info to a non-owner they don't know... over the phone - just because he wants it.

I wouldn't.
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Most dealerships will require you to be there in person and with the VIN# and preferably the key also. A SA can run a service / recall / maintenance history report on your vehicle. Some dealerships will print it out, while others won't. You might have to build a relationship with the dealership / SA to get these things now and in the future.
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Old 02-08-2013, 01:13 AM   #8
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I've owned the car for 2 years its just that the car just turned 80k miles and was reading that long thread about smg failure and just kinda worried call a Beamer dealer but they really don't return your calls unless you want to buy something from them but anyway I guess when I get time I'll just stop in a dealer
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The dealership won't know you from the myriad of people that call on a daily basis asking all types of questions. Now if you had a relationship with a SA, you could speak with him/her and get your information. When you go to the dealership, go to the parts department and find out if anyone of the SA's are true enthusiasts. Talk to that SA.
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If the OP doesn't care enough to show up and ask in person - I doubt a dealership is going to give detailed maintenance info to a non-owner they don't know... over the phone - just because he wants it.

I wouldn't.
Let me refraise what I meant . You can call and ask if they would be willing to check the history of the car if you were to bring it in. And of course they will probably charge you.
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Keep launching your car until the pump goes kaput. The sooner it goes, the more likely the pump has never been replaced.
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