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DCPTYM3 Tue, Oct-11-2016 11:39:24 AM

My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Hello All !
I'm Danny, I'm the proud owner of a 2005 E46 M3 Titan Silver USDM. I'm Based on Panama City, Panama (a little country with a big heart, located on Central America).
Bought the car from a friend around a month ago, and I love it.

Mods

-Koni adjustable shocks
-Vanos replaced
-Stainless Steel Brake Lines
-OEM ZCP M3 Competition Package Rear Cross-Drilled Rotor
-OEM ZCP M3 Competition Package Front Brake Carriers
-OEM FCABS & RTABS
-H&R front and rear sway bars
-Carbon Fiber Side Mirror Covers
-AFE drop in filter
-Hoen HID w/ matching Fog Lights
-Racing Brake two piece front rotors
-CSL Front Bumper Conversion
-CSL 19" Staggered Wheels
-Carbon Fiber dash trim
-Eonon E46 DVD Screen

I have made basic maintenance ( Oil Change using Castrol TSW 10w60, OEM Oil Filter). I have to change some bushings (Differential bushings), Differential fluid change, change differential seals, front links replacement, Rotoflex Replacement and finally, install the shifter rebuilt kit and the short shifter.
I checked the subframe and it was OK, no cracks (Lucky me !) but I'm thinking on buying the subframe reinforcement kit, just to be sure I will not have any problems in the future.

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Future mods
-KW Suspension kit
-New headlights
-Status Gruppe Exhaust
-Race Marque System Intake

I stepped into the dyno with the M3, I think I got good numbers, since it is a 11 year old car. Hope to improve this in a couple of months with some bolt on mods.

DCPTYM3 Fri, May-12-2017 08:30:46 PM

Re: My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Maintenance until May 2017

-Shifter rebuilt Kit (ECS Tuning kit)
-Differential OE Maintenance (oil change (redline Oil), new cover, bushings, input shaft seal, cover gasket)
-New OE Flex Disk (GUIBO)
-New OE Front sway bar links
-New OE Fuel Pump & Filter
-New OE Radiator
-New OE Crankshaft Speed Sensor
-New Transmision Mounts (UUC)
-Oil Pan Gasket (Victor Reinz)
-Oil Lever Sensor (Hella)

DCPTYM3 Sat, Sep-16-2017 12:45:41 AM

Re: My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Currently between jobs, project has been delayed for now. Planning to add a new steering wheel and shifter for Dec 2017. January will begin with the search for the S54 Euro Headers and looking forward to replace all the OEM exhaust pipes (Section 2 and 3, before the actual exhaust) with a custom stainless steel dual pipes, to reduce weight and remove the CATs.

M3 is being used as a DD, just to make some errants and going to work.

tjkenny15 Wed, Oct-04-2017 01:24:48 PM

Re: My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Great car! Hopefully there are a few good BMW resources in Central America just in case something goes wrong.

vividracing Wed, Oct-04-2017 05:35:19 PM

Re: My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Very Nice and Welcome!

DCPTYM3 Fri, Feb-02-2018 04:13:42 PM

Re: My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tjkenny15 (Post 1067727945)
Great car! Hopefully there are a few good BMW resources in Central America just in case something goes wrong.

Well, to be honest, we have BMW Panama here, but they donīt have a lot of spare parts for my m3, just regular maintenance supplies. I use ECSTunning.com or FCPEuro a lot, shipping from US to Panama.

DCPTYM3 Fri, Feb-02-2018 04:14:09 PM

Re: My E46 M3 From Panama City, Panama
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by vividracing (Post 1067728141)
Very Nice and Welcome!

Thanks!


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