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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 10:14:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,011
Posted By maw1124
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Nice find. Do yourself a favor and swap the transmission fluid and SMG Pentosin. That goes a long way toward longevity. I did the OETuning tune, mild tune, really kicked up the mid range torque. Next...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Nov-11-2018, 02:12:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,011
Posted By maw1124
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Best advice is to drive them both for yourself. Everything other than first hand experience is noise, more or less. Then you’ll know whether you really care about chassis rigidity or top down. For...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 11:01:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,011
Posted By maw1124
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Oh... “accelerative”... OK. You have one?

Listen, I’m not here to debate you about this. I have them both and I have my view of the relative speed of each.

I’m here to give the OP another...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 06:05:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,011
Posted By maw1124
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Too chez...:hattip:

Having both, it’s clear to me which one is faster. The M3 is a 5 sec car 0-60; the S55 is a sub 4.5 sec car 0-60. And trust me, the M3 is NEVER catching up. The ‘06 S55 AMG...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 03:13:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,011
Posted By maw1124
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

Certainly. That extra weight is palpable. But you get a better exhaust note and top down motoring as compensation.

Plus, I have a 4500lb S55 that makes them both look and feel slow. And for...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-10-2018, 01:56:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,011
Posted By maw1124
Re: On e46 M3 values: is the secret already out?

I think you’ll be able to find ‘Verts and SMGs, of course, simply because the M3 purists all shun them. Color combos will be harder, because too many of all M3s came in boring color combos. Mine is a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Oct-17-2018, 10:37:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 64,887
Posted By maw1124
Re: e46 M3 Press/Media/Reviews/Articles Thread

Speaking of why people love E46Ms more than others...

https://www.roadandtrack.com/motorsports/a22767418/2001-bmw-m3-gtr-test/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_rdt&utm_medium=email&date=101718

...it was...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Sep-18-2018, 04:30:52 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

I think you stole it too. Modifications to that car seemed very well executed. I’d leave those seats over the factory ones as well as SMG over manual, certainly tone down the exhaust, but it’s not my...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-12-2018, 01:58:40 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

It happens. I’ve seen it a couple of times, where the ex-wife knew how valuable the car was and dumped it just to spite her ex-husband. And on cars a lot more rare than these...

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-06-2018, 03:05:17 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

He stole the last couple, IMO and appears to be getting better at it.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Aug-04-2018, 03:59:34 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,352
Posted By maw1124
Re: New bringatrailer e46 m3 article

That is a good article. The link to the Registry / FAQ was something I hadn't seen before and is worth keeping.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jul-18-2018, 04:03:04 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Well, you certainly won’t be flipping it for a profit, Wheeler Dealer style. But if Humpty Dumpty was put back together at all, it seems you bought a whole lot of car for that money.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jul-05-2018, 04:36:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By maw1124
Re: Alcantara SMG Knob with "0" instead of "N"

https://www.ebay.com/p/BMW-E46-M3-SMG-Shifter-With-Knob/1011206632?iid=131989216318&chn=ps&ul_ref=https%253A%252F%252Frover.ebay.com%252Frover%252F1%252F711-117182-37290-0%252F2%253Fmpre%253Dhttps%252...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-19-2018, 03:37:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
Posted By maw1124
Re: How to upgrade car radio?

OP, how did you settle on Seicane vs. Dynavin, Eonon, or some of the others? People here might view Seicane as an "other". I'm curious to your thoughts.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-05-2018, 03:46:50 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Indeed. I was frozen and didn’t want to be the first to say... I figure there had to be a bad joke in there somewhere. Unless the car has been mangled, he raped someone.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-20-2018, 11:11:40 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

That sounds like a good amount of car for $10k including rim repair. Good work, congrats!

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, May-06-2018, 10:10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By maw1124
Re: SMG * 0 bar * Help me find a correlation

You might swap the fluid before throwing another pump at it. Pentosin is not a lifetime fluid, no matter how it’s billed. Can’t hurt, and if you get another pump you’ll want fresh fluid anyway. And...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-04-2018, 05:41:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,715
Posted By maw1124
Re: 10 years of owning e46 m3 .

"Only" 7 years for me, and maybe 30k miles. Haven't spent much on it, as it's been more or less pain free. The car was still under factory warranty when I bought it -- maybe I upgraded brakes and...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Apr-17-2018, 11:47:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By maw1124
Re: Tracking down M3's History/PO's

How many owners between new and '13? I mean, that's 10 years.

If it's one owner, the Allentown, PA dealer may be willing to contact them for you to see if they'd entertain a call. You might have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Apr-14-2018, 10:54:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By maw1124
Re: Retro BMW Motorsport Emblem

And that's the thing that I love about the E46M, especially in TiAG. It looks both retro and modern (or neither retro nor modern), all at the same time. But I'll pass on that emblem. A 90's M5 or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-25-2018, 05:55:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By maw1124
Re: Dual SMG Pumps and/or reloccation?

I would think maybe installing a small, designated oil cooler in the spot to which people relocate the pump might also help. Anything to keep the fluid cooler. That, and/or a stronger motor, which...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Mar-18-2018, 04:08:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,386
Posted By maw1124
Re: Refurb wheels or buy new ones?

The OEM 19” are polished, not diamond cut or machined. Slight difference, but major when it comes to refinishing them. On a diamond cut wheel, you don’t have to strip the whole wheel. You cut just...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 06:05:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,847
Posted By maw1124
Re: Spring/Summer M3 Convertible - What to mod?

I missed the 6MT, so scratch the SMG tune. I went with an OETuning tune. I'm happy, more midrange, the car is not so much a torque-less wonder anymore. If you're willing to drive it in the 4k+RPM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-06-2018, 01:22:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,847
Posted By maw1124
Re: Spring/Summer M3 Convertible - What to mod?

New rear shocks on my Ď05 (70k Miles) really smartened things up in the handling department, without ďchangingĒ anything. If you want it lower and stiffer, then by all means change it. Like the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Feb-28-2018, 01:53:26 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Great deal! I'm the only one here who'll say that, because SMG verts are not in vogue. But consensus be damned, that sounds like a great car for the money.

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-22-2018, 09:50:34 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,560
Posted By maw1124
Re: need brake pad change shop recommendation tampa new port richey area..

Listen, keep the car stock, since that fits your driving style. I use German Cars of Sarasota. It’s a bit south of you. But it sounds like a good drive will do your car some good. By the way I don’t...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-12-2018, 09:10:57 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,259
Posted By maw1124
Re: Still looking to add another, Anyone tried an m6 manual, v10?

I say go drive it. It probably won't thrill you, but maybe it will. When I was looking at the V10 M5, I already had a blown V8 AMG SClass, and my E46M. This car was right in the middle -- not enough...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-10-2018, 11:42:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By maw1124
Re: Not sure if this has been shared. E46/E39 review

"... who barely got financed at 14.9%..."

Hilarious.

"High strung" is definitely the right description for these. But $100k... I probably won't be keeping mine that long. But maybe. It's an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Feb-06-2018, 04:28:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,441
Posted By maw1124
Re: Value of OEM wheels

Thatís a good deal. I havenít been able to get anyone down that low, because thatís a lot of work. Mine are straight, but some prior selling dealer tried to paint them in spots. Complete idiocy...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 08:08:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,441
Posted By maw1124
Re: Value of OEM wheels

Says you. Who I don't know. But I've heard that repeated from enough people who do know, to know it holds merit. Also from having owned multiple cars from multiple eras and paid attention to the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 07:50:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,441
Posted By maw1124
Re: Value of OEM wheels

My view is they used 19s because they provided better handling on the tires available then, while 18s were the comfort choice then, again because of the tires available. Larger tires were stiffer...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Feb-05-2018, 02:45:32 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,441
Posted By maw1124
Re: Value of OEM wheels

I see the 19s going for more ($800-$1200 depending upon condition), just because they’re no longer available and a lot of people like that look for a street car (me included). I’m not tracking or...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 10:28:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By maw1124
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-27-2018, 07:00:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By maw1124
Re: Can't seem to find source of front wheel wobble noise?

^^^ Same. Particularly if it gets higher pitched the faster you go. Also, if it gets noisier over time (e.g., by this time 1000 miles from now), then it's almost certainly a bearing. My car is an...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-18-2018, 03:30:42 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 43,098
Posted By maw1124
Re: SMG 1st Gear Shudder - Solved

Do any of the SMG tunes resolve this by relearning bite points, etc? A new clutch at low mileage shouldn’t be the only answer, especially with a computer governing the shifts.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-15-2018, 05:21:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,181
Posted By maw1124
Re: Will E46 M3 values be going up in 2018?

I think it's pretty clear these will go up in value. I don't know what percentage were 6MT (I suspect rarer), or convertible (I suspect rarer). That would lead you to think the 6MT vert in rare...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Jan-11-2018, 01:42:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 979
Posted By maw1124
Re: 20k mile mint M and my nav screen craps out.

When I was in your spot, I went with Dynavin. I canít say it ever lived up to my expectations, though it was better than stock. Electronics have come a LONG way in the last 15 years, and though I saw...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Dec-13-2017, 03:49:52 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

For comparison, this same car was about $24k, 7 years ago. So to track value, dropping $1k per year. Or so it would seem. They were holding value pretty well, but with the SMG/Vert hate plus the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-29-2017, 04:34:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By maw1124
Re: SMG Question

Yes, do the relays. If the Pentosin in the SMG system has never been changed, I’d do that. Same for transmission fluid. Let the system work a little easier with fresh fluid. That, plus the relays...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 02:13:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By maw1124
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

This makes perfect sense. Very helpful. Thanks,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 04:22:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,756
Posted By maw1124
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

Are rod bearings a real issue on these, or only when tracked, or what? I knew there were an issue on the E9X cars, but I wasn't familiar with that issue here.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-13-2017, 02:58:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By maw1124
Re: Any low-end torque loss with Borla muffler?

It's basically the lost back-pressure that's creating torque loss.

A related question I'd like to know is, if you do the tune first and gain torque, will you need to do it again after you do the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-24-2017, 11:19:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,451
Posted By maw1124
Re: SMG E46 M3 bites the dust

And this is why "adult driven M3s" (of any transmission configuration) remain as rare as unicorns...

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Oct-17-2017, 09:16:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By maw1124
Re: Rear axle leak?

Pinion seal leaks are common on these, particularly if you leave the car sitting. I've done mine twice, and each time, the only thing my shop could see was an indentation in the seal from where it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-16-2017, 11:38:27 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Yeah... I figured that sale had to be from "a friend who owed me $10k"

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Sep-06-2017, 01:51:40 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,453
Posted By maw1124
Re: would you go with smg or manual. Planning on going for some shopping

Doesn't really matter, and no one knows the answer to that question because no one ever does it (go back to SMG).

In addition to what was said above, people go to manual for a limited set of...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Aug-28-2017, 03:17:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,644
Posted By maw1124
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-24-2017, 03:44:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By maw1124
Re: Drive Your Car

And Mercedes...

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-24-2017, 03:21:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By maw1124
Re: Annoying Audio Issue

Fair.

But... not the be "that guy" ... yes, the Dynavin bugs me too... but not as much as pixelation in 12 year old stock head unit technology, or worse, the situation you're in.

It also...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-23-2017, 11:46:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,416
Posted By maw1124
Re: Drive Your Car

The balance is BMW use shit rubber. I've replaced the diff pinion seal twice in 6 years. The reason, besides the shitty rubber, is because the car sits a lot.

But at $25k, the '05 and '06 low...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-23-2017, 11:41:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 676
Posted By maw1124
Re: Annoying Audio Issue

Yes.

Lukass, the impedances are the reason you cannot go back to stock. It sounds like (as RockyMountain indicated) your car had aftermarket everything. But the factory amplifier is an odd quirk,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-23-2017, 11:08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,098
Posted By maw1124
Re: What is it worth? 04 M3 Vert

I say keep it, or get what you asked, and not the $16.5k. It's worth what you originally listed it for, IMO. That color combo is sweet, but it may take a while for the guy who's not looking for a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Aug-17-2017, 05:11:11 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Unless the car has been wrecked and put back together, and depending on the list of maintenance items, this looks like unarmed robbery.

:hattip:

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-21-2017, 01:56:20 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,250
Posted By maw1124
Re: What color E46 M3 did you purchase and why?

TiAG over Imola, because it says nothing but "classic M3" in this body -- could be a '85, could be an '05, and I wanted timeless and sexy.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-13-2017, 07:55:34 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-19-2017, 07:08:44 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

I completely get it. You want what you want, and nice things cost money. I considered the Comp Pkg when I was looking, but wasn't willing to give up a drop top for it. So I found my color,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, May-19-2017, 02:41:48 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Mar-22-2017, 01:06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By maw1124
Re: Is this e46 m3 worth it?

It's worth checking into. I say that because (1) insurance companies total out cars for all types of reasons good and bad; and (2) the guy says he's been driving for 8 years, which may have been...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 09:06:23 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,771
Posted By maw1124
Re: Maximum PSI Turbo vs. VF-Engineering Supercharger

Right, and you're breaking them loose any time you touch the accelerator petal on these, even in stock form.

Spent some time in my buddy's VF supercharged E9X yesterday in about 40deg sun in MI....
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 09:00:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,771
Posted By maw1124
Re: Maximum PSI Turbo vs. VF-Engineering Supercharger

Yeah but aren't these "upgrades" from 500+ Hp almost exclusively track use?

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Mar-11-2017, 12:47:40 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Change your name to Gr8, as that looks like a great deal.

And a softening market of course.

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-12-2017, 07:42:09 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,626
Posted By maw1124
Re: Hagerty Just Said It: Buy an E46-Chassis BMW M3 Now

Right. I bought a few cars between '09-'11. I don't know that I'll be buying in the next downturn, unless I sell something. My E46M has always been viewed as trade bait. But since it's a convertible...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-11-2017, 01:38:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By maw1124
Re: Need opinions on gills and fender vents

Yeah, I hear you on them being cheap POS. But they serve a rather cheap function, so... my car came with faded OEMs, and on a silver car that I was moving to a silver/black exterior look, I thought...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Feb-11-2017, 05:05:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By maw1124
Re: Need opinions on gills and fender vents

I say do nothing until the wheels are on the car.

I put gloss black kidneys in (TiAG over Imola), to go with smoked front corners, indicators bumper reflectors and tint. However, I left the OEM...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Feb-02-2017, 03:46:28 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 15,861
Posted By maw1124
Re: What's your daily?

Audi Allroad 4.2 in snow, M3 'vert in sun, would be daily drivers.

Want to keep the Benzes preserved

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-24-2017, 07:58:51 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Good interception. Couldn't let that one hit the lot.

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 02:49:13 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Time will tell. These things aren't particularly fast or track ready anyway in the land of 500hp monsters that weigh less than 4500lbs (as in the case of my S55 and other AMG's and Porsches). So I...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-23-2017, 02:43:16 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Yes, re: sub-100k mile examples. I don't know about how significant that difference is though. Seems to me top of the market is $25k-$30k, for sub-100k mile manual coupes of rare/desirable color...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-21-2017, 01:27:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By maw1124
Re: My new to me M3

I replaced my interior door handle with a better one I found on eBay for under $50.

Also check www.car-part.com. There may be a parts yard near you with one available.

Beautiful car! Enjoy!
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jan-21-2017, 01:26:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 717
Posted By maw1124
Re: My new to me M3

I replaced my interior door handle with a better one I found on eBay for under $50.

Also check www.car-part.com. There may be a parts yard near you with one available.

Beautiful car! Enjoy!
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-16-2017, 09:44:25 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

^Fair comment.

I'd rank the value drivers as follows:

(1) Year;
(2) Model (ZCP or not, Coupe or Convertible);
(3) Color Combo;
(4) Maintenance History; and
(5) Mileage (fifth only...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-04-2017, 03:24:48 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 498,078
Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Makes sense. I bought mine in December and got a great one for a great price. The prospect of the car sitting there for another 6 months is a motivating factor for dealers. That was six years ago,...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-03-2017, 08:25:33 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Yeah, I hear all that. But I'm not thinking the market will be following any of that logic. That is the question though. To the extent people want to view these as special cars, the general rules...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jan-02-2017, 05:52:13 PM
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Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Indeed. This question may deserve a new thread, but here it goes: Are we starting to see the historical market preference for manual coupes give way? Are SMG Verts starting to command market...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-17-2016, 03:47:04 PM
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Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Congrats. The point of this thread is to track values, so how much is "significantly less"?

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-19-2016, 03:07:54 AM
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Re: Pinion seal #2... WHY?

UPDATE: My guys were ready to do this seal again. When they got the OE seal, they thought a local seal manufacturer could do better. They found a seal they were happy with, and installed it...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-18-2016, 02:27:49 AM
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Re: 2003 BMW E46 M3 OEM 19" Wheels for sale - Western Massachusetts

Pics? Polished 10 spokes? If so, please email pics to maw1124@yahoo.com

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-08-2016, 12:39:32 AM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: Thoughts on DEPO LED Tail Lights

Thanks Guys.

@SQ13 -- Yes, I was thinking about headlights. Car's always garaged and not driven a ton. But I take your point (and agree, generally) on OE being on another level, quality wise. ...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-07-2016, 07:16:31 PM
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Re: Thoughts on DEPO LED Tail Lights

Fronts or Rears?

I apologize, but I notice I posted my question in the wrong section. My car has stock OEM LED rears. I'm only considering Depo for their halo eye fronts, and maybe smoked LED...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-07-2016, 05:06:03 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: Are angel eyes must on an e46 M3?

I think they update the car. The E46 M sheet metal already says "timeless BMW" from every angle, so I'm not worried about ruining that with lights (or wheels, or stereo, or exhaust, or any other mod...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Nov-07-2016, 04:55:41 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: Thoughts on DEPO LED Tail Lights

Anyone here have experience with the Depo LED Angel Eyes (or Eagle Eyes) on a '05/'06 car? TIA

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-05-2016, 03:07:28 AM
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Re: Pinion seal #2... WHY?

This seems common (and unfortunate). I've replaced it once (4 hours labor), now less than 30k miles later (no thrashing), its leaking again. I'm to,d the seals just aren't any good, by design. Anyone...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-03-2016, 04:50:48 PM
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Thu, Nov-03-2016, 01:16:08 AM
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Re: E46 M3 Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

And a suspiciously low price too. If it checks out (subframe, accidents, smg pump, etc.), that's a great deal, seems to me.

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Oct-31-2016, 02:16:11 AM
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Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Good car! I paid about the same for my TiAG/Imola SMG almost 6 years ago with 61,XXX miles, for those tracking. What extras, besides tires? Mine had everything -- cold, premium, 19s, HK. I've since...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Aug-17-2016, 01:50:05 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Well done. The fact that we're approaching fall/winter probably helped too, particularly in that location. Interesting that they had no takers at the original price.

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Jul-25-2016, 06:21:13 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Savvy. Presumably you went through the rest of the known issues -- SMG fluid, transmission fluid, salmon relay, subframe, diff leaks, etc. while you were at it. And hopefully the interior isn't...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Jul-16-2016, 06:17:52 PM
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jun-14-2016, 10:32:35 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Unarmed robbery... But there were some changes that were only available I think after '04 (IIRC), which made me insist on an '05 or '06. I recall LED tails but not much else. So the '03 may have...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jun-08-2016, 02:16:36 PM
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, May-16-2016, 02:45:25 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

He read it as if you were the Buyer. Not too many sellers listing here. I agree that InsCo's will write off anything, particularly where computers and sensors are involved. People rebuild the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Apr-25-2016, 05:01:42 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

You should do the SMG Fluid (Pentosin) while you're in there, for extra measure, to preserve the SMG Pump. Diff seals are common, but you may do them more than once. It seems they are to this car...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Apr-22-2016, 02:33:12 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

You should be pretty stoked. That color combo, and the interior details and upgrades tells you that someone really cared for the car -- alcantara steering wheel and shifter, shift boot, P-brake...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Mar-01-2016, 04:48:31 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Congrats! SMG's get a bad rap, as do the Mercedes ABC systems. On both, people blame the hydraulic pumps for failing. And on both, the pumps fail because the "lifetime" fluid fails way before any...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Feb-21-2016, 03:49:22 AM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Appears well bought. Worth a trip to Active Autowerke, or not your style?

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Jan-19-2016, 11:11:17 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Yeah, these engine bays are pretty much pristine at that mileage, unless the car was flogged. Garage kept in a good climate and maintained, a little dust is about all you'll see.

Good buy.
...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Jan-13-2016, 02:35:42 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

Well done. I bought my 'vert in the dead of winter as well. Good negotiating leverage. By spring, that's a $25k car, so you just bought some money.

Cheers,

maw
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sun, Jan-10-2016, 01:22:25 AM
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Dec-19-2015, 11:56:37 PM
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Posted By maw1124
Re: E46 M3 Market Sales Tracker: Please Report Your Purchase or Sale!

I don't see that car costing you much of anything in the first 36 months. Mine has cost me virtually nothing in the first 60. What you should do though, before you read all the horror stories about...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Mon, Dec-14-2015, 05:58:33 PM
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