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Old Mon, Jun-06-2016, 02:53:16 PM   #1
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Default Patrick's first M3 - 2002 Carbon Black on Cinnamon

Hey guys,

I recently picked up a 2002 M3 from a member on here. It is carbon black on cinnamon with 85k on the clock.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=548673

I live in Gainesville, FL and I flew up to VA beach to grab it.

This thread will mostly be about documenting maintenance and becoming familiar with the car, thank you for looking! I'll do my best to post pictures of the process. I welcome your opinions and feedback.

So far what I've done:
1) Stripped the A and C pillars
2) Ordered a new CD player, as the car came with a flip up LCD screen that had some issues.
http://www.crutchfield.com/S-hPofT8u...KD-R870BT.html
3) Removed the two 12 inch subs from the trunk
4) Cleaned up the battery box. Somehow oil had leaked in there and the bottom was nasty.
5) Ordered a new OEM windshield cowl
6) Ordered new OEM floor mats
7) Started giving the interior a good scrubbing with Gliptone

To do in no specific order:
1) Bulletproof VANOS
2) Flush/change fluids
3) Reinforce subframe (foam or welding?)
4) Detail the car
5) Touch up paint for scratches
6) Fix passenger side mirror motor
7) Quarter glass trim L and R
8) Remove bumper stickers (tips?)
9) Paintless dent removal

Mods done:
1) OEM CSL rims
2) Magnaflow exhaust
3) Lightweight flywheel and stage 2 clutch (holy chatter in neutral)
4) AFE intake

Quick about me:
I'm a PhD student at the University of Florida. If you guys are ever in town shoot me a message.

Prior cars owned
1993 Nissan altima -> 1991 Toyota MR2 Turbo -> 2002 WRX -> 1991 Toyota tercel -> 1998 Chevy Prizm -> 2005 Legacy GT stage 2 -> 1999 Miata

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Useful link I found
http://www.bmwpnpc.com/
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Default Re: Patrick's first M3 - 2002 Carbon Black on Cinnamon

Welcome to the BMW world. The car looks really clean and looks like it's in good shape. Got any big plans for the car other than what you noted earlier? Any mods planned?
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Welcome to the BMW world. The car looks really clean and looks like it's in good shape. Got any big plans for the car other than what you noted earlier? Any mods planned?
Thanks BMWjunkie11. I love your build page.

I'm going to wait on the mods. First I'd just like to get the car cleaned, maintained, and up to date on the necessary items. I'm a big believer that mods come after you know the car (so you can actually tell a difference).

I'd love to autocross/track it if possible but that is probably down the road.
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Thanks BMWjunkie11. I love your build page.

I'm going to wait on the mods. First I'd just like to get the car cleaned, maintained, and up to date on the necessary items. I'm a big believer that mods come after you know the car (so you can actually tell a difference).

I'd love to autocross/track it if possible but that is probably down the road.
Thank you for the compliments on the build.


But I'm glad you're not one of those guys who just buys the car and wants to mod it but not maintain it. People buy these vehicles and expect them to run fine without putting any work into them. It's a nice change of pace to see a guy putting maintenance before modding.
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Started installing my new JVC head unit with hand controls.


Original headunit was an old flip up unit that struggled.




Also figured out that my trim piece is missing one of those nail type pieces that fits into the dash. Anyone have any idea on where to get one?

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Finally got the CD player up and running but was not able to connect the steering wheel hand controls. I purchased the unit to do that so I'll look at it later.

Old CD player below




New CD player below


Also swapped one of the inner nails on the passenger trim so the far corner doesn't pop out.



Here is all the wiring from the GPS, iPhone 4 connection, and subs removed.



Overall a step in the right direction considering the last CD player basically died on the drive home.
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cinnamon interior is so awesome
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Installed the new cowl today. Here is a little before and after action.





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cinnamon interior is so awesome
Thanks, I'm really enjoying it. So far I've scrubbed the steering wheel and driver's seat with Gliptone and it makes a pretty good difference.

The steering wheel went from glossy and hard to grip to feeling much better in my hands.

I'll post interior pictures later when its completely detailed.
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