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  1. M3_Power

    FS - 2002 E46 M3 CSL replica

    It’s ok I don’t mind personally with the off topic comments.
  2. M3_Power

    Deja Vu - NZ Health System

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12099111 Read the above article today and it gave me a sense of deja vu with what has been happening with my family. We saw 5 different GPs for my son who all flogged us off as crazy parents before I self diagnosed him after reading countless number of medical journals and articles (luckily for me I had friends in the medical community that could access Doctors only material for me) and then finally an overseas diagnose we were able to obtain via video link and subsequent travel overseas for a specialist to see him. If we waited around for either private or public system we’d not even get an appointment for a good 6 months+ for a paediatric neurologist. I have come to the conclusion that the NZ healthcare system is beyond broken, the GPs are undertrained, lack the desire and drive to dig deeper with patient concerns. My suggestion to all those out there seeking medical help - google the hell out of it and keep querying the “professionals” - not everyone can know everything even with a decade of medical training. Arm yourself with knowledge and don’t take one diagnosis at face value. Always be skeptical and follow your instincts. If a doctor tell you to stop googling, find another. Rant over!
  3. M3_Power

    FS - 2002 E46 M3 CSL replica

    If you were actually intending on purchase then I can understand your comment. But I am just going to give you the benefit of doubt that you are not yet a parent and don’t have the capacity to grasp what this all means for me and my family. one day when you are I want you to reflect back on this post and you will realise what I am talking about. I sincerely hope also you or anyone here never experience what we are going through ... when no material possession matters or mean anything any longer and you are constantly in tears at the thought of what the most precious thing in life really is.
  4. M3_Power

    FS - 2002 E46 M3 CSL replica

    It is with great sadness that I must part with this half completed project, but I am forced to do so due to my son’s illness and the impending bills that will come as a result. Loads of money spent on it, but obviously still work to do - over $15k spent or more 178k km new parts: Genuine LuK clutch, flywheel, release fork, bearings, metal pivot ect - everything needed and more when you drop the gearbox. gearbox selector indent springs all brand new and replaced with BMW items new engine mounts, gearbox mounts, rear trailing arm bushing Brand new subframe carrier bushing also including front differential mount new idler and tensioner and idler bearings (will also include a new alternator - when it gets to me - as the bearing is noisy with the current one) new exhaust hanger rubber new sump gasket new power steering hose New Carbon fibre engine cover Genuine M3 csl aluminium lower control arm (spherical bearing) - very rare Full M3 CSL front brakes 345mm with CSL specific brake pads (NLA) GENUINE M3 CSL airbox (main box only) air rail (Green one) and map sensor with full complete CSL HP dme - not a conversion!! (including controller chips for motor flap all done - aka H Bridge - should you wish to run the csl flap setup) has been tuned to work without the flap control. CSL SMG control module Genuine near new (fresh rebuilt in Germany a few years back) KW 2 Ways competition shocks and springs (two sets for semi and slicks) plus additional brand new front spare shocks - adjusters ect all included near mint standard M3 leather interior Alcantara Steering wheel CSL door entry sill plate CSL side grills Genuine LED rear tail lights (sought after!!) Original dme and smg module will go with the car BMW NZ strengthened rear subframe floor with Redish plates - fully welded and primed (we did not install sound underseal as the original intention was to turn the car into a racecar) UK imported rear GTR subframe strengthening brace bar - picks up rear subframe points and braced against the tower. FULLY certified for rear floor strengthening and coilovers - other items do not require certification as they are OE equipment. Has had recent oil and filter service and new fluid in Gearbox and diff also. Full main dealer service history also This is a well sorted car with all the hard work already done priced for a quick sale hopefully due to circumstances - you WILL not be able to build something like this for this money I promise you! $30k firm - please don’t make me offers I simply don’t have the emotional capacity to deal with haggling right now. I believe the car is fair priced on the cheap side for all the work - less than 300km since all the work was done. $100k less than you will pay for a CSL and this is just as good or better ps paint does need some tlc!!! It didnt bother me when I got it but no rust, just peeling clear!! This car made more power than a genuine CSL on recent dyno day and I can guarantee it drives like the real thing or better will come with two sets of wheel - csl replicas and stock oe 19s less than 300km since all the work above was done. 2 keys! You will get everything seen in this engine bay except the map sensor rail will be a brand new green one in my other for sale post (ie the carbon intake pick up is included)
  5. M3_Power

    E46 M3 Alternator

    Thank you!! That’s well priced for sure! The wholeseller list them for about $780+ Cheers!!
  6. M3_Power

    E46 M3 Alternator

    Mind if I ask how much you paid for a new Valeo unit locally? Do you know if there are any more in stock locally? Thanks
  7. M3_Power

    E46 M3 Alternator

    Yes am aware and probably going to do just rebuild it myself ... I was simply thinking of downtime parts listed in description https://youtu.be/13O6jgm6xag or if you can find a Rover 75 with the 2.0CDT engine or Land Rover Freelander 2.0Td4 engine it shares the same alternator as the mighty M3 lol!
  8. M3_Power

    E46 M3 Alternator

    I’ve been investigating this personally as mine’s got a bearing issue on it and in my opinion it makes more sense to get a new unit from the States. The factory unit is made by Valeo and they are on special at ecstuning at the moment for usd$189. Shipping is expensive from ecs however ($130+) but in reality true shipping cost should be about us$89 with usps standard express box. - if you use someone else with an account with the likes of ups ect it’ll be cheaper again still, I actually think if you pack it tightly it might be cheaper still or if you ocean it with kiwishipping. There is a catch however, through my investigation Valeo makes 3 tiers of this unit and it seems one is a remanufacture, one is OE (ie BMW) and one is Valeo branded. Without seeing all the units side by side it is very hard to judge if they are exactly the same. My opinion however is alternators are not complicated units and they are all much the sameness really - so any good branded replacement will be just as good as the original unit - ie anything from Bosch, Valeo, Lucas or Denso is a good alternative if you can find them cheap and only slightly more expensive than a rebuild (which probably uses Made in China internals)
  9. M3_Power

    M TOY M3

    You need better tools!!! I’ve never had to drop the bumper to drop that muffler and I’ve done it more times than I care to count. You don’t even need to remove the diffuser. Easily done by one person with all four limbs supporting the bloody thing and a good jack : )
  10. Facelift E46 coupe LED tail lights What you see is what you get minor defect (see photo - interior crack or scratch not broken) $300
  11. M3_Power

    CSL time again

    I enjoy being a grumpy old man, I thrive on it lol! Everyone’s entitled to a general value opinion, but how many are actually in the market for one? Or can afford the asking price. Cars like this will yoyo in value depending on what’s out there and the demand for it - Heck I think the person that paid $100million for that Classic Ferrari is crazy, but I am not even in the same league as those bidding on that Ferrari (not even close) so who am I to say it was overpriced or not? Reality is you can’t build a 1:1 replica CSL for the price of buying one now days assuming you can source every single part. Sure you can build a replica using replica parts for cheaper and get the same thrill so there’s always that route. But it’s not the same - different strokes for different folks.
  12. M3_Power

    CSL time again

    Everytime one of these comes up for sale the amount of crap comment that gets generated blows my mind. I am going to bury mine with me when I die just so I don’t have to deal with these type of comments 😂😂😂
  13. M3_Power

    My New Trolley

    Technically a BMW M given the ex-head designer for M is now at Hyundai 😂
  14. M3_Power

    Replica M3 CSL 19inch wheels

    Not really as I have a set if genuine 19s
  15. Near new genuine M3 CSL air balance rail aka Map Sensor rail. powder coated in hell Green : P only used for about 2000km bare rail only NO sensor or mounting screws or bolts. $500 what you will get As new
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