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  1. M3_Power

    One girl, one Braverian

    The actual product was designed and utilised in Formula car applications for bonding suspension pick ups and void area filling. It is Hard throughout and is both a structural adhesive and gap filler. Bond a bolt to it and you’ll struggle to remove it once set.
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    Anyone know where to import E46 M3?

    I am sorry to say that those that think that’s a $32k car are deluded ... more like $45k by the time you do all the necessary repairs and upgrades needed for this type of mileage assuming nothing has been done at all.
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    Anyone know where to import E46 M3?

    Without trying to sound self promoting but I fail to see why any of the current crop of E46 M3s for sale is actually good value for money ... potential owners really have no concept how much these things cost to bring up to standard properly. $30k I am asking for mine and it’s a full CSL clone and not a single interest with all the expensive hard to do items all done. And then I get messages from all these new owners about how to fix things on the cheap because they’ve decided to buy something on trademe without doing any research. Maybe I should start to charge for my services and advice to others ... Ignore me just having a bad day : P
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    FS - 2002 E46 M3 CSL replica

    Still for sale Christmas pressie for someone?
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    Karter 16's E46 M3 Journal

    I am impressed how you were able to remove those black plastic tail light pieces without damaging them! I took one off the other day and it was a royal pain in the backside to not do any damage!
  6. Kyu “babe, can I borrow your F20 tonight to go and pick up a big box of parts from Tom? And you come and help me load it also?” oh wait 🤔😂 Seriously, she’s a keeper! My wife would slap me around senseless if I asked her to do the same 😝😝😝
  7. Your girlfriend would not like it! She’ll miss all that quality romantic time where she is all dressed up for a night out just so she can help you move car parts in and out of the F series! Don’t do it! Wait for the F80 M3 to come down and buy that ... much better car.
  8. M3_Power

    E46 M3 SMG Issue

    No it doesnt that reservoir is exactly that an expansion tank. Unless it is completely empty it won’t cause an issue. Get INPA and get live readouts of the pump pressure and temp ect it will give you all the readings you need to see including adaptation readings for each gear. If you don’t know what you are looking it bring it to me or take it to Ray at Hellbm.
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    E46 M3 SMG Issue

    Doubt it would be a brush issue If pump motor fails to build pressure it will go into neutral and fail to engage any gear usually. The symptoms sounds like it is getting pressure resistence so it does not go up or down (1 and 4) along the travel but it rotates fine. four possibilities by what you have described - gearbox readaptation required as it is struggling to find the correct gear so it is experiencing resistance beyond the maximum value for it to travel up or down (ie north south engagement) but not left or right or vice versa. temperature sensor issue on the smg pump unit - these fail like the rear subframe and if experiencing high temperature you will get temperamental issues with gear engagement. But the programming for this in the module is for it to drop into neutral so unlikely. Third possibility - broken indent spring in the gearbox (one of three but likely one only) - very possible as you described 1st gear and that’s the big indent spring on the top of the gearbox and that breaks all the time. Lastly clutch issue so the clutch isn’t disengaging completely for the gearbox to engage gears - most likely if the clutch is old - most likely failure is the cheap plastic pivot pin on the clutch release fork - when this fails the clutch does not diaengage 100% (more like 60%) with the clutch fully in ... this will result in pressure resistence in the system and cause it to not engage selected gear. My money is on the last one if old clutch. A scan and readaptation will tell you exactly what is wrong.
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    One girl, one Braverian

    You are in good hands with Peter he works on all my cars exclusively and did majority of the subframe work on my Yellow car - find my post if you like for photos. Depending on the length and location of the crack the epoxy might not be suitable (stop calling it a foam people!!! It’s a bloody structural epoxy that you soak in boiling water to activate for crying out loud!). For cars without any previous cracks the epoxy has proven to work as a preventative as I stated 13 years ago. looking at the photos I think you will need welding given where that crack is and ita length. There will be more when you drop the subframe. Expect a big bill if you want it done properly.
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    Anyone know where to import E46 M3?

    I wouldn’t chance that the rules won’t change in 2023 even if it meets the criteria now. fairly sure the immigrant vehicle status doesn’t mean you can hold it for that many years till it complies. It will fail emission rules now even if it doesnt change by 2023.
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    E60 M5 6pd manual. i want one !!!

    Just convert one locally it uses the same gearbox as the e92 m3. the coding probably not difficult either.
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    Sharply Priced E46 M3 (SMG) - $22k

    I fail to see how any of these are good value for money knowing what needs to be spent to keep these going for another 200k km I priced mine at $30k with “everything” done including genuine CSL airbox and some of the best suspension money can buy and no one even batted an eye to see it lol!! Must be the babyshit yellow lol!!
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    E46 M3 CSL Style Trunk/Boot

    https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fulk%2Fitm%2F264027211753 I honestly wouldn’t bother with a replica.
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    Anyone know where to import E46 M3?

    E46s will meet the frontal impact rules it seems as it has dual airbags and traction control, however I highly doubt many would meet emission standard required for import. At least not euro variants. US versions would as it had LEV standards from quite early on but being left hand drive it won’t meet the rules either. I just double checked and EU4 did not happen for Euro spec E46 M3s till late June 2005. I can’t imagine too many of those being made at all. M3 CSLs would be easier to import and register under the SIV rules than a standard E46 M3 in my opinion.
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