|08-20-2012, 03:20 PM||#1|
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Drives: AW M5
Join Date: Aug 2006
Street & Track E46 M3 | Sparco - Enkei - Stoptech & more!
A little about the car and it's history. If I recall, I'm the 3rd owner (dealership claimed as second owner). I bought the car as a daily/track car, but ended up only being able to go to the track 5 times. The engine is extremely strong and most of all the upgrades and maintenance has been done within this year. No expenses have been spared as I never thought I would sell this car. Most of the work has been performed by MiniCorsa in North Hollywood. They built & race BMW's and perform top notch work.
Mileage is high, yes, but I do not foresee any problems with it in the near future. I've listed what I recommend needs to be replaced by the new owner below, but aside from that, this car and engine just broke in. :thumbsup2:
As mentioned, I did about 3 track days last year and upgraded accordingly starting this year. I was only able to attend two track days this year, so the parts have barely seen any use. The car is track ready, but can easily be daily driven as it currently is. Getting in and out of the seats is the only tricky part.
Maintenance has always, always been done way before it was due. Oil changes always using TWS 10W-60, original clutch and drivetrain components still had lots of life left when upgraded, and all the maintenance items were using OE parts when appropriate and upgraded components where necessary.
2003 BMW M3
Clean Title (Title in hand)
There are many more minute items which I replaced that aren't worth cluttering the thread, but will make the new owners life a lot easier. Things like new trunk struts, coding the LED's, interior bits, etc.
The car does have the Vanos solenoid code and will need the DrVanos replacement. This is $300 and he refunds you $150 once you ship your stock unit back. The cold idle fluctuates a little due to it. There are no adverse effects on the engine.
The driver seat also has a rip from wear by the hip area, and the interior is missing the e-brake boot. I had bought an E9X boot as the seller promised it would fit. It didn't and I threw away the stock boot in process.
The sunroof slider is also making noises. I pulled the plug as I don't use it and don't want someone accidentally making it worse as it's a common part that fails on E46's.
I also had 2 small dents removed via Paintless Dent Removal from the guys at Beach Cities, Huntington Beach. One of the best out there. The front bumper does show some age, but it's not faded. A professional polish would make this car blend in fairly well with most of the "garage" queens out there. It's not perfect, but it's no eyesore by any means. It's a car that's meant to be driven.
Rear fenders are also professionally rolled and cut by Tony.
As previously mentioned, a lot of the interior plastic components had a nick or two were replaced with brand new OEM parts. From the sun glass holder storage, center console, and the euro tray. The rear view mirror has also been replaced with the revised version as the stock ones are problematic. The dash and doors are in great condition. A pillars have also been replaced with brand new OEM pillars as they cloth was starting to shrink in the far corner. The steering wheel does show a little wear on top and the passenger side door handle plastic has a little imperfection. I was planning on doing a 3M vinyl wrap, but never got around to it.
Radio works great, A/C blows cold, power windows all work great. The gauges and interior lights all function.
This car isn't for everyone and not everyone will find value in the modifications, I understand. I was planning on bringing the car back to stock and listing it, but I figured it was worth a shot listing it up the way I had it envisioned as someone else may be looking for just that. It would save them a lot of time and money wasted in process.
Also, I'm flexible on removing certain parts and adjusting the price accordingly. For example if you don't want the wheels or brakes, I can swap those out.
This car is located in Southern California, 91307.
Last edited by aznbo187; 08-27-2012 at 11:37 AM.
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