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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 06-08-2013, 04:39 PM   #21
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I can relate to you friend.. the body shop just a few days ago blew up my m3 engine and now I have to get a new one, or do a swap or something.. Sorry to hear of your problems.. I can totaly relate even tho people hate my grammar..... grrrrrr sorry I suck at it.. doesnt mean I am not a good guy or try and help!
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:49 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by vaughan counts View Post
My local garage (non dealer) says $23,000 +/- for a new engine and I will go that route if necessary. Also, I am not attached to my year or color (white) or to the SMG.
What you should do it buy a better m3 for 23g's... or source a used motor (ebay)

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Old 06-11-2013, 12:39 PM   #23
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23K is not the way to go!

Buy an engine on ebay with low miles, change rod bearings etc. and do other upgrades to it before you put it in your car. Also, you can buy a whole car that's wrecked for about half!

I could have helped you if you were closer to Dallas.

Here is an example of a wrecked car:
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