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Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Feb-22-2019, 08:05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 245
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-21-2019, 10:06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,406
Posted By simon_c
Re: '04 M3 - Alpine White/Black - OEM CSL Mods - One Owner - California Car

GLWS and seems like a great price for what one is getting. Do you still have the OE front bumper? If so, I might be interested if it's in good condition and I'm local.
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Feb-20-2019, 10:13:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,736
Posted By simon_c
Re: New updated pics of my Imola

Legit. And what a nice coincidence lol :thumbsup2:
Forum: Member Photos and Videos Wed, Feb-20-2019, 06:45:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,736
Posted By simon_c
Re: New updated pics of my Imola

Awesome build and pics. Was the last shot with the M3 sign photoshopped in?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Feb-20-2019, 06:34:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,615
Posted By simon_c
Re: Porsche 992 Thread

PDK lever looks like a micro peen
Forum: Off Topic Tue, Feb-19-2019, 08:50:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 495
Posted By simon_c
Re: Official Thread: And then there's China....

Is there enough sunlight in Oregon to do this?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-19-2019, 07:06:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By simon_c
Re: HELP: Car went into a Limp Mode 2 days in a row

My first time experiencing limp mode was due to a faulty ignition coil. Plan to change out all of them at the same time if one is bad for peace of mind.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 09:00:52 PM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,745
Posted By simon_c
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Would be interesting to see a before and after shot with the valve cover off after using the engine flush stuff to see if there is a visible difference.
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Feb-17-2019, 08:18:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 861
Posted By simon_c
Re: Porsche Taycan thread

Have they released plans on how owners will charge their vehicles outside of their homes (ie. Tesla supercharging stations)? Although some people hate on Tesla they have built out a fairly robust...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-17-2019, 08:02:19 PM
Replies: 9,671
Views: 645,745
Posted By simon_c
Re: What did you do to/for your ///M today?

Any negative effects of using the Liqui Moly engine flush stuff? Think I might as well do it on the next oil change.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-12-2019, 05:18:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By simon_c
Re: How Long Did Your Original Alternator Last? (Alternator Lifespan Poll)

The tap on the nut is the KEY. First time I tried to install this I could not get the holes to line up for the life of me but when you tap the nut it makes it x1000 easier.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-11-2019, 10:49:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,247
Posted By simon_c
Re: How Long Did Your Original Alternator Last? (Alternator Lifespan Poll)

Replaced at bout 80k miles. Went through 2 bosch remanufactured units since then (currently at 86K) and now on a Valeo. Haven't driven much so we'll see how well the Valeo holds up.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Feb-10-2019, 06:49:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,954
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2005 M3 ZCP in Interlagos Blue 67700m

This is a great deal. Someone is going to get a solid car.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Fri, Feb-08-2019, 03:23:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By simon_c
Re: 1997 Estoril M3/4/5 63k miles

GLWS. I've been looking for an Estoril E36 M3 6MT coupe for awhile now and they're tough to find. Can't image there are many estoril sedans floating around.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-07-2019, 10:33:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 688
Posted By simon_c
Re: Silver grey or silver stone?

It's TiAg imo. I doubt anyone with silverstone would turn their car into a track car anyways.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-07-2019, 09:58:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By simon_c
Re: A game of guess my repair bill?

Why not get a new quote at a different shop? You'll save by not paying the $1K out of pocket and will be a fraction of that price.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Feb-07-2019, 07:47:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 844
Posted By simon_c
Re: 1997 Estoril M3/4/5 63k miles

Title states 63K miles.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Thu, Feb-07-2019, 07:20:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 933
Posted By simon_c
Re: E36 Coupe Floor Mats

I've been in the market for an E36 M3 for awhile now and always notice that when a car has a dove/mulberry interior that carpets are almost always black. Drives me nuts when they don't match but...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-31-2019, 05:47:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

But $20K isn't that much for these cars anymore if you want a decently sorted one. The cars that you mentioned "low mileage 04 LSB, 06 IB ZCP etc.." are certainly not $20k cars but more in the 30K or...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-30-2019, 06:49:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,850
Posted By simon_c
Re: the best stuff.

But you may not pass visuals.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 11:28:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

Pretty good deal imo. However, we need more details. How many owners, any accidents, and did it have full maintenance history? Did it have beisan vanos overhaul completed? Did it come with new top...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 09:07:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

When did you buy yours and was it a 2 owner car with full maintenance history and new Michelin PSS tires? Just trying to make a fair comparison here :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 08:05:38 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

OP has reached out to the seller and confirmed (at least verbally) that this is indeed a full Beisan rebuild.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 03:42:51 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

I don't think it's a great deal either but it's still a solid car so you'll end up paying up either way. If you value no stories, complete maintenance history, 2 owners, no accidents, fresh top tier...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 03:37:34 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

True and the receipts/maintenance records will tell it all. I would think the seller would've done more than just the solenoids given how the ad reads and the fact that he mentioned "system" and not...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 03:35:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

This seems like a solid example. Complete record history and sounds like it was taken care of properly. 2 owner car and from the pics (of the garage), looks like the owner isn't some degenerate....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-29-2019, 03:28:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,819
Posted By simon_c
Re: Is this e46 m3 a good buy?

Seller stated it has Beisan system so it's likely that the vanos is taken care of.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-28-2019, 05:44:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,110
Posted By simon_c
Re: What would it take for you to sell your E46 M3?

2001, 100k, silver with rebuilt title... holy hell I couldn't sign over the title fast enough. The rebuilt title is thing that devalues the car the most here imo.

I don't think anyone in their...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 10:43:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 279
Posted By simon_c
Re: Looking to get my first e46 m3

Mid teens will get you plenty of options for what you're looking for (vert + manual). You will have your pick of the litter. High teens/20k's will certainly get you a solid coupe/6MT as well. I would...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-25-2019, 04:35:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By simon_c
Re: A game of guess my repair bill?

OP - are you able to take this to another shop? Agreed that you're getting hosed on labor where they should be able to group labor costs.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-25-2019, 01:38:26 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,493
Posted By simon_c
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-24-2019, 05:26:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,790
Posted By simon_c
Re: A game of guess my repair bill?

Lol damn. Off the bat you could save on the following parts:

- Used muffler for $50-$100
- OE Valeo alternator (FCPEuro) = $183
- Clutch (Luk):$300
- Flywheel (Luk): $300

Labor is a tad...
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-21-2019, 06:14:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 737
Posted By simon_c
Re: Lincoln Continental with Coach Doors : 80 new cars for $100,000 each

Can't wait for the Matthew Mcconaughey commercial for this car lol
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-20-2019, 07:01:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,435
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2003 M3 6MT Coupe Dinan S

This seems like a great buy with the quality mods and lowish mileage. I'm sure this will sell soon.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-16-2019, 03:28:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,945
Posted By simon_c
Re: Should i buy this m3? Techno violet

I would not buy a car from someone that misrepresented a clean title car for a rebuilt car. Period. That doesn't seem like a slight misrepresentation to me. You have no idea how that thing got the...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-14-2019, 10:59:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,377
Posted By simon_c
Re: CSL Wheels + Michelin PS4S (less then 500miles)

Are you ever up in the Bay Area? If so, I might be interested since I don't make it down to LA very often
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Jan-14-2019, 12:42:40 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,928
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2006 Interlagos Blue/Black BMW M3 - Slicktop - Manual - ZCP

No doubt it could but I think this would sell much more quickly if it was stock (it has main issues addressed and looks well cared for) and mods are quality so those would sell quickly as well.
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Jan-13-2019, 10:57:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,928
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2006 Interlagos Blue/Black BMW M3 - Slicktop - Manual - ZCP

Put it back to stock (or mostly stock) and I think it would sell for $23-25K. Mods would probably sell for $7-10k and then you're right around your ask but with a bit more effort.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Jan-11-2019, 06:44:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,148
Posted By simon_c
Re: A What's it Worth Thread

Jesus. If the guy doesn't sell tell him what the real value is and have him list on BaT so he can get fair market price for his dedication! Always love to see original owners benefit.
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Fri, Jan-11-2019, 06:36:15 PM
Replies: 966
Views: 91,235
Posted By simon_c
Re: GB: WPC Treated OEM S54 Rod Bearings

These were $300 not too long ago. BMW suck! But still relatively cheap for peace of mind.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Jan-11-2019, 03:16:40 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,726
Posted By simon_c
Re: Every CA guy trying to get stock exhaust

How is the noise tested? Obviously they put a decibel meter by the exhaust pipe but do they take the sound at a specific rev?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-10-2019, 11:30:08 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,726
Posted By simon_c
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 09:49:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By simon_c
Re: Vanos starting to go...

Kaiv aka Kevin.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-08-2019, 09:40:01 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 13,726
Posted By simon_c
Re: Every CA guy trying to get stock exhaust

I hope my supersprint sprint sport doesn't catch anyone's attention. It's low key enough during cruising but you never know... $1K fine is steep.
Forum: Off Topic Mon, Jan-07-2019, 06:01:23 AM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 721,141
Posted By simon_c
Re: What was the last movie you watched and would you recommend it?

Watched A Star is Born tonight and it was really good. Crazy how good Bradley Cooper's voice is. Lady Gaga killed it.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-05-2019, 05:10:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By simon_c
Re: So I decided to consider a Tesla today... OMG...

Absolutely only for Tesla vehicles. You can't charge non-Tesla EV's due to the fact that the superchargers won't recognize non-Tesla's. Plus, it wouldn't sense for Tesla to allow other makes (unless...
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Jan-05-2019, 01:00:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By simon_c
Re: Should I pull the trigger on this bad boy?!

I'd rock the Mazda 6 since you're only $8K from owning it outright. It's a solid daily. This vette will be worth $30K in no time.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-04-2019, 11:31:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By simon_c
Re: So I decided to consider a Tesla today... OMG...

I'm all for new competition from the big brands but my question is... where will you charge you car on longer trips? Tesla has built out a decent supercharging network and I don't see the other...
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Jan-04-2019, 09:35:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,260
Posted By simon_c
Re: So I decided to consider a Tesla today... OMG...

Disagree here that Tesla hasn't succeeded at anything. They brought electric vehicles to the main stream and forced others automakers to jump into the game.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-03-2019, 10:47:55 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,751
Posted By simon_c
Re: ECS Scan Tool, Do you have it ?

I still haven't been able to register my device since the serial number shows as invalid. Am I missing out on anything? Otherwise, seems to be working fine and even registered the battery on my...
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Jan-02-2019, 05:44:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By simon_c
Re: Bought over Built Round 2 - 1998 Estoril Blue Eurosport Twinscrew

I've been on the hunt for an estoril E36 m3 and it's tough to find anything at all. Congrats on the buy!
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Wed, Jan-02-2019, 03:53:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 229
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-30-2018, 10:02:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,991
Posted By simon_c
Re: WasUp M3F (Ekaru V10 Edition)

We need some reviews of how it drives, etc.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-30-2018, 09:58:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,331
Posted By simon_c
Re: Near Mint CSL On M3Post

$50K seems much more reasonable lol
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-30-2018, 09:52:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,759
Posted By simon_c
Re: Hagerty valuation results for 2018

I'd sell all of it and put OE pieces back on. Most people would likely ask for the OE pieces with the sale anyways imo.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-30-2018, 09:48:14 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,331
Posted By simon_c
Re: Near Mint CSL On M3Post

I'd take a sub 100K mile CSL to use as a drivers car. That would be ideal for me.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-30-2018, 01:13:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,331
Posted By simon_c
Re: Near Mint CSL On M3Post

Just curious, what's that CSL worth?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-27-2018, 05:10:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,759
Posted By simon_c
Re: Hagerty valuation results for 2018

Tell us more about your car. Im sure some people here probably pmd you already after seeing this post lol. Hell I might be interested in getting into lower mileage ZCP
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-27-2018, 04:49:25 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,234
Posted By simon_c
Re: Genuine CSL Seats - Front Pair Only - Retrimmed, M-Text Owner's Dream?

Is that M-texture interior set for sale? :drool:
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-27-2018, 04:37:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 886
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2002 BMW M3 & 2004 BMW M3 For Sale

2004 AW/Imola 6MT with 94K miles and no accident history for $20K? Car looks clean and looks like an absolute steal.
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-26-2018, 10:08:52 PM
Replies: 8,428
Views: 721,141
Posted By simon_c
Re: What was the last movie you watched and would you recommend it?

Just watched The Mule last night in theaters and it was wasn't very good. It had potential but just didn't have enough in the plot and the ending was weak.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 05:16:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 855
Posted By simon_c
Re: Inspection II cost and Reputable Shop In South Florida Happy holidays

From what I've seen, $1200-$1500 seems about right for full inspection II with valve adjustment from an indy shop.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Wed, Dec-26-2018, 05:08:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,097
Posted By simon_c
Re: Hello! Estoril coupe M3 from the Bay

I've been on the hunt for a clean estoril E36 M3 coupe and man they are hard to come by. Sounds like you got a steal and are taking great care of this one. Hoping to find a solid driver's car sub...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-24-2018, 11:19:03 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,290
Posted By simon_c
Re: Blackstone results not good

The dealership doesn't do this. You'll need to do an oil change and grab some of the oil and send it to Blackstone Labs (https://www.blackstone-labs.com). It's a really easy process.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Dec-23-2018, 05:58:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 297
Posted By simon_c
Re: E46 M3 very intermittent start issue when key at position III

I had the same issue and it turned out to be a bad clutch switch. Easy part to replace and as a first test.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Dec-21-2018, 11:20:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,865
Posted By simon_c
Re: Here we go again, another hot rod Porsche build

Are you just doing this in your garage? This is savage. Your previous build was pretty insane.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-20-2018, 05:41:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 462
Posted By simon_c
Nice E46 M3 article

This just came up on my facebook feed and was a cool, quick read. Nothing that most enthusiasts don't know already but nice to see articles still being published:
...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Thu, Dec-20-2018, 04:14:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By simon_c
Re: E46 M3 Euro front bumper cover

Any chance you'll be up in the SF Bay Area any time soon?
Forum: Off Topic Wed, Dec-19-2018, 04:46:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any experience with E63 or RS7

What are the running costs of the E63 out of warranty and how's the reliability?
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Wed, Dec-19-2018, 05:50:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,314
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW E46 M3 2006 Comp Package Interlagos Cinnamon SMG 87K

This same car is being sold on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/2006-BMW-M3-Competition-/264022292873 and the ebay seller's name is mpartsworldwide.

Looks like mpartsworldwide is also lagunasec here...
Forum: Off Topic Sun, Dec-16-2018, 10:33:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,367
Posted By simon_c
Re: Hagerty Article: e39 530i is the best daily driver I've ever owned

Pretty hard to find a good manual example these days.
Forum: WTB - Want to Buy Fri, Dec-14-2018, 01:31:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By simon_c
Re: WTB OEM E46 M3 Bumper Reflectors

Why not just buy pre painted reflectors?
...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-10-2018, 10:30:42 PM
Replies: 38
WTB: E36 M3
Views: 2,596
Posted By simon_c
Re: E36 M3

The estoril on BAT that "sold" for $18k didn't actually sell. The seller ghosted on the buyer (forum member here) likely because he didn't get the price he wanted even though there was no reserve/met...
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-10-2018, 09:02:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By simon_c
Forum: Parts for Sale/Wanted Mon, Dec-10-2018, 07:43:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,181
Posted By simon_c
Re: Bilstein PSS9, TMS Camber/Caster Plates, Front+Rear Strut Tower Braces

PM sent for the TMS camber plates. Just want to make sure they are the street plates and if you have pics so I can see the condition.
Forum: Off Topic Sat, Dec-08-2018, 09:33:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,902
Posted By simon_c
Re: Dougles does a 4.0

How is this possible. Is this via sponsored ads or views?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 06:19:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,493
Posted By simon_c
Re: Quickjack deal on Costco.com

If I had a my own house this is one of the first things I would buy. One day.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Dec-07-2018, 02:29:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 792
Posted By simon_c
Re: Wheel advice needed!! OEM CSL

That's a steal. Take them now.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 06:10:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By simon_c
Re: Painted reflectors

The Bimmian site lists LCI/pre-LCI for the painted reflectors. Is there really a difference? Never heard of that being a thing.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 02:01:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By simon_c
Re: Painted reflectors

No loss here. See post #4 :thumbsup2:
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Dec-06-2018, 01:25:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 403
Posted By simon_c
Re: Painted reflectors

Bimmian is pretty good from what I remember.

https://bimmian.com/painted-reflectors-for-e46-coupe-lci/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 04:44:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By simon_c
Re: BMW Indi Shop for CPV replacement (Houston TX)

Make sure you get the upgraded CPV o-ring from M3F member mpower22.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 03:50:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By simon_c
Re: This is what my independent shop charged me. Thoughts?

ECS has a list price of $300 on the dot but their actual price is $249. Looks to be standard pricing.

https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-bmw-parts/water-pump/11517838118/
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 01:20:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By simon_c
Re: This is what my independent shop charged me. Thoughts?

I don't disagree with you that they make money off the parts. Although, every reputable shop that I've gone to had no problem with my supplying my own parts (esp if they are OE/OEM). Although these...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-05-2018, 01:12:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 623
Posted By simon_c
Re: This is what my independent shop charged me. Thoughts?

I would've asked for OEM parts and not OE BMW parts. Better yet, if they allow you to bring in your own parts you can purchase via FCPEuro which gives you lifetime warranty and you would've saved a...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Tue, Dec-04-2018, 02:12:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By simon_c
Re: No affiliation but trying to help fellow enthusiasts - E30 M3 (warning)

I think it's ok to post links to auctions like ebay/BaT, etc. This would be helpful to keep others away from buying a nightmare so go ahead and post the ebay link for everyone.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 02:05:35 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,566
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Yup I got a support ticket in at this point.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 01:16:02 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,566
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

I got the code but when I try to register the tool online it keeps saying serial number invalid. I tried to do offline mode with the software but it doesn't seem to accept the serial number that way?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-03-2018, 12:45:04 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,566
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Just got my Schwaben scan tool today. Having a hard time updating the software. Does the update require registering the device? I signed up on the foxwell website but for getting an error that says...
Forum: Cars for Sale/Wanted Sun, Dec-02-2018, 04:07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,752
Posted By simon_c
Re: 2005 BMW M3 Interlagos Blue ZCP - Street and Track

This seems like a steal! What’s the original interior color? Does it come with the factory interior? Might have a friend that is interested in this.
Forum: Off Topic Fri, Nov-30-2018, 11:45:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,148
Posted By simon_c
Re: What SUV to Pick?

Mazda CX-5 is solid.
Forum: E36 M3 (1992-1999) Fri, Nov-30-2018, 05:27:11 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 9,718
Posted By simon_c
Re: Would you buy a Euro E36 M3 as an enthusiast?

Are there ideal years for Euro E36 M3? Also, is this even plausible to legally bring this to California?
Forum: Pacific Wed, Nov-28-2018, 07:15:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By simon_c
Re: Honolulu: Any member willing to check out a car?

Haha I'm actually going to be out there in February for a wedding and can't justify going twice right now... at least not to the fiancee. Guy might hold it for me til then but would feel bad if it...
Forum: Pacific Wed, Nov-28-2018, 06:08:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By simon_c
Honolulu: Any member willing to check out a car?

I have a lead on an E36 M3 that is out in Kailua. Wondering if any members are in the general area that would be willing to take a look a the car for me? :hattip:
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Nov-28-2018, 05:44:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,392
Posted By simon_c
Re: Restoration Journal - Imola 6MT Cpe

And never heard of putting a coat of laquer on the steering wheel. Does that act like a sealant?
Forum: Member Journals Wed, Nov-28-2018, 05:43:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,392
Posted By simon_c
Re: Restoration Journal - Imola 6MT Cpe

Wow that steering wheel looks mint. Interested in detailed steps on how you cleaned the cloth interior since I need to do that as well.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 10:04:54 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,566
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

Is there a current ebay code available? I tried to use code: PICKFAST(via ebay app) but looks like code has expired.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 04:44:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,443
Posted By simon_c
Re: Should I buy this car?

OP is looking at it more from a collector’s point of view and wants to retain more value than not. Or at least that’s what it sounds like.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-27-2018, 03:09:37 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 28,566
Posted By simon_c
Re: Any news on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals?

OE euro bumper is about $492 from thebmwminipartsstore.com with the 15% off. That's the best price I've seen but may only be available for local pick up in Cincinnati, Ohio since they state they...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-26-2018, 10:01:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,443
Posted By simon_c
Re: Should I buy this car?

Plenty of verts available. Plus they are 300lbs heavier and noticeably slower. Color combo matters a lot and one owner cars go for a premium on BaT.
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