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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sat, Jan-20-2018, 04:34:35 AM   #1
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Hello and greetings to all! I have been reading and looking through countless threads on the forum for quite some time now. I have actually been doing it since before purchasing my first M3 this past week! It is a jet black 6MT 2005 M3 with a black leather interior. The car had 2 previous owners and currently has 120K miles. The car does not have a CEL and runs beautifully. Prior to purchase I checked the rear subframe mounts as best as I could with no NOTICEABLE cracks.

I completed an oil change after bringing her home and plan on doing the following...

A full suspension refresh, involving PowerFlex bushings for all components. I also plan on purchasing a set of BC coil-overs since the current suspension has reached the end of its life...

I also plan on getting the subframe inspected much more closely and reinforcing it, as well as getting a valve adjustment.

My biggest fear as of right now, is the VANOS. There are currently no funny noises being made, but I'm afraid the mileage may have caused some wear on the seals, which I consider changing. I just want to try my best to prevent large issues from arising.

As the title of the thread states, I guess this is me introducing myself with hopes of being an active member here and just looking for some overall advice from the elders!
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Where are you located? Dan (DanAvoN7) did mine and did an amazing job. I'm also running BC's and they're pretty decent and does the job. I would definitely get your subframe inspected though because you usually can't see the small/hairline cracks until you actually start taking things apart. Looks like a clean car otherwise!
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Sweet ride! Welcome to the club. There are so many great people here that will help you along the way.

Get that sucker out on a track or autocross, it will enhance the experience and empty the wallet, lol. You did buy an m3 so the wallet part is a given. Enjoy!!
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You certainly joined the right community - the people here have a sum total practical knowledge of these machines that probably surpasses the engineers at BMW.

Good luck, and enjoy!
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Lock down VANOS going Besian route. Check stickies. Enjoy car.
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Yup, this place for all your VANOS stuff - take your time, do a valve adjustment, chain guide, vanos line, plugs, etc.

http://www.beisansystems.com/

What are your goals for the car? Refreshing with stock equipment may be nicer for a DD rather than coilovers/ poly mounts
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Hello and greetings to all! I have been reading and looking through countless threads on the forum for quite some time now. I have actually been doing it since before purchasing my first M3 this past week! It is a jet black 6MT 2005 M3 with a black leather interior. The car had 2 previous owners and currently has 120K miles. The car does not have a CEL and runs beautifully. Prior to purchase I checked the rear subframe mounts as best as I could with no NOTICEABLE cracks.

I completed an oil change after bringing her home and plan on doing the following...

A full suspension refresh, involving PowerFlex bushings for all components. I also plan on purchasing a set of BC coil-overs since the current suspension has reached the end of its life...

I also plan on getting the subframe inspected much more closely and reinforcing it, as well as getting a valve adjustment.

My biggest fear as of right now, is the VANOS. There are currently no funny noises being made, but I'm afraid the mileage may have caused some wear on the seals, which I consider changing. I just want to try my best to prevent large issues from arising.

As the title of the thread states, I guess this is me introducing myself with hopes of being an active member here and just looking for some overall advice from the elders!
No idea were you are at, but if you are in Sacramento area I have a good guy for you to do the VANOS.
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Welcome and congrats!

There’s a lot of diy’s on this forum for maintenance you mentioned and there’s also members that are willing to help if you are local or could lead you in the right direction for reputable indy shops.
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Yup, this place for all your VANOS stuff - take your time, do a valve adjustment, chain guide, vanos line, plugs, etc.

http://www.beisansystems.com/

What are your goals for the car? Refreshing with stock equipment may be nicer for a DD rather than coilovers/ poly mounts
In all honesty, I plan on keeping the car as clean as possible. My main goal is to perform all preventative maintenance while very lightly, yet tastefully, modding to enjoy some windy roads not too far from home. Any experience with poly mounts?
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For those who asked, I am located in Fairfield County in Connecticut! If any of you have suggestions for shops or individuals who can adjust valves and do VANOS work, please send their info my way.

Also, thanks for the warm welcoming and quick replies! I'm already glad I introduced myself.
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