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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 03-23-2015, 06:25 PM   #1
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Some help needed in diagnosing problem , 02 M3 coup " SMG" 95k .. I put the key in , foot on break , all icons go threw normal procedure after putting to position 1 , 0 on gear light I hear all priming go through its normal cycle and yes foot still on break , turn the key to 2 to start and nothing , dead key turn , no codes pop up and after trying it 4 to 5 times it starts as nothing is wrong , this has happened 4 times in the last three weeks , can anyone give me there input , it would be greatly appreciated
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Old 03-23-2015, 11:17 PM   #2
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Bad starter... That happened to me a few months ago. Starting car got harder and harder every time... Check all connection first.
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Old 03-24-2015, 02:42 AM   #3
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Next time it does not start, try rolling it forward/backward a bit (hopefully you have a 6 speed). If it starts right away, you have a bad starter. Starters develop dead spots, rolling it moves the dead spot out of the way.
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Old 03-24-2015, 07:48 AM   #4
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Will do and check , thank you and when it comes to help you folks are greatest Community to help one another
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