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Old 01-04-2017, 05:57 PM   #11
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Always loved those alloys
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Old 24-05-2017, 08:04 PM   #12
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Cars still running great.



Took advantage of ECP discount and bought a pair of new front discs, I'll be cleaning up and painting all the calipers etc.

Also bought the updated differential bolts to stop the annoying clunk all e46 M3's seem to suffer with.

Still puts a smile on my face every time I get behind the wheel.
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Old 24-05-2017, 08:07 PM   #13
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What is your rear subframe like, I've seen a lot that need a lot of welding as there cracked and rotting
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Old 25-06-2017, 10:17 PM   #14
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What is your rear subframe like, I've seen a lot that need a lot of welding as there cracked and rotting
It's all been replaced

Decided to clean it today.

My car cleaning kit consisted of a cheap bottle of wash and wax, a can of car pride black to black and a sponge, so definitely not any good lol

So I went to halfords, they have meguiar's on 2 for 3 so bought some bits and bobs and had a go, the car hadn't had much of a clean other than a quick once over since Id had it.

Cleaned the engine bay, replaced some nuts on the strut brace with some domed nuts, and cleaned and degreased it, I didn't have anything decent to spray over except car pride back to black but it didn't look too bad for what it is.

I then used meguiar's leather stuff and did the interior, vacuumed and cleaned the plastics.

I snow foamed the car, used the iron stuff on the wheels, done the exhaust tips, the dried and used some meguiar's spray polish and some meguiar's tyre gel,

I'm happy with how it turned out, nothing like what some of you guys can do.







Now I've had the car three months I have a list of things I want to do,

Diff oil and diff bolts, bought
New inner rear lights
Csl style rear diffuser
New headlight lenses, bought
Fix few bodywork issues
Illuminated gearknob
Rubber propshalf coupling
Possibly have the rod bearing changed for peach of mind
Wheel refurb
New front disc and pads, bought
Caliper paint
Possibly strip and paint/powdercoat all suspension items
Headlight level sensor snapped
New kidney grills

Quite a list but it will be 100% sorted when done.

Just enjoying it for the summer.
Paul

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Started on some winter jobs.

Plan to strip the suspension off the weekends, then treat and protect the bodywork as there’s some rust patches coming through.











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Few bits removed. Power steering pipe must have a small leak so will have to get a replacement.

Stripped and painted some bits.
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Calipers look good. Ended up sending my mine to BiggRed as they needed new Pistons.
Just in the process of replacing rusted break lines and a leaking diff input seal on my 2001 m3. Exhaust and tank all out, just spending a bit of time doing a bit of rust repairs whilst it's on show.
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Calipers look good. Ended up sending my mine to BiggRed as they needed new Pistons.
Just in the process of replacing rusted break lines and a leaking diff input seal on my 2001 m3. Exhaust and tank all out, just spending a bit of time doing a bit of rust repairs whilst it's on show.
My calipers are ok. So just painted for now.

Get some pics of your m3 on here. Be good to read what your up too.

Few pics of the car and few other bits I’ve bought.





With my car aluminium cube trim. I quite fancy a set of aluminium pedals for it. Should set it off nice, as the Bmw pedals are quite dull and they have been using the same style for years.

Pedal Haus do a nice set. So have told my mrs to get them for Xmas



I had a plaque designed to match other Bmw plaques for the silverstone editions and another silverstone owner found a company to make them.



Got some bilstein shocks.



And some drop links and anti roll bar bushes.

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I love these cars and it looks like you have a very nice example there. I am thinking of investing in one early next year and keeping it long term as a bit of a toy and project but I keep hearing horror stories about rust and the rear subframe. I realise that these are never going to be a cheap car to own and run but are they really worth the risk? I would be interested to know your thoughts as an owner and enthusiast.

Keep up the good work
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I love these cars and it looks like you have a very nice example there. I am thinking of investing in one early next year and keeping it long term as a bit of a toy and project but I keep hearing horror stories about rust and the rear subframe. I realise that these are never going to be a cheap car to own and run but are they really worth the risk? I would be interested to know your thoughts as an owner and enthusiast.

Keep up the good work
I had a MY2000 328i that had the subframe problem. It affected the higher power models because of the extra stresses that the mounting points were subjected to - if the floor pan was weakened by rust or corrosion, big holes were ripped in the metal. My car had holes so big that the back end was out of alignment with the front and was going down the road like a crab! My BM indy took photos and sent them to BMW - the repair was paid for by them even though it had not got a full factory history (they accepted that there was a basic design fault) but this was back in 2008, so the car was only 8 years old, and although high mileage, had been well looked after. I heard that BMW had stopped accepting claims some time ago. Check further on E46 forums - I'm sure you'll find quite a few threads about the problem if you do a search.

If you're going for an E46 with a 2.8 or 3.0 litre engine, particularly an M3, I would get an independent inspection carried out to make sure that everything is OK with the subframe mounting points and the floor pan around them. Better safe than sorry!

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