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Old Tue, Oct-15-2013, 12:26:38 AM   #1
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Default Keeping up with the happenings in coinages garage

I decided it would be fun to document with the various m3 jobs I get to do and my personal projects that I am involved with, and always wanted to keep track of this type of stuff, so here we are!

I guess I will do a little background on me and the people I work the closest with. My name is Matt, and I'm 25. I am currently an Indy tech at a small euro shop in Harrisburg, PA. Been there for 3 years and have loved it since coming on board. I started working on cars when I was 15 with my brother on Pontiac fiero's doing engine swaps and other non-sense stuff lol. I've had quite a few cars and have always done my own work and learned how to do everything by doing it to my own car first and pretty much always tried to make them all faster in some capacity lol!

About 4 years ago I bought my first e46 m3 and fell in love, which brought to my current place of employment to buy parts from and when my old job (retail) was closing the doors I asked if they were looking for help. With no official training or job experience, mark (my boss, a machinist turned engineer that got sick of corporate BS to do something he enjoys doing- saabs) took a chance on me to help me learn the more extensive side of the job like diagnostic flow, electrical diagnostics, machining/fabrication, etc. but also helped refine the general process of doing things. There is currently 4 us working there: me, Mark, Dave (owner/mostly car sales, ex-corporate guy that loved cars that was also tired of the BS) and teddy (pretty much my best friend, another go fast car nut). We all strive to be meticulous with our work wanting to fix it right the first time and make it look like we were never there!

So now that you know a little about me, we can go into my m3 background... I have owned 3 e46 m3's with a 4th on the way (turbo car). I bought my first one Nov '09 and have loved taking them apart and putting them back together ever since. I started buying parts about a week into ownership and since then I've done just about everything you can to them, rebuild the s54, subframe reinforcements, all the vanos goodies, suspension, headers, etc. I've become very familiar with them and still enjoy working on them the most.

Most recently I have demodded my black VF supercharged 02 from 561whp down to about 400-425whp to sell it to make way for the turbo car. I removed most of the custom parts needed to make bigger power like the big fuel system, direct port meth setup, pulley setup for more boost and to prevent belt slip. Also removed supersprint V1's, brembo BBK and TCK D/A's.

Day I bought it!


Various stages modded






Teddy's S4 (selling if anyone's interested?)


3rd m3

4th



Also bought a hot tank/parts washer recently so I been cleaning things too!




After 1 (ONE) minute at 160 degrees!

And finished!







So that's a start, I will try to keep up with this as I do M3 specific jobs or when I have a cool car to work on!

Enjoy!
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Old Tue, Oct-15-2013, 04:49:23 PM   #2
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That badass man.
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Old Tue, Oct-15-2013, 06:43:05 PM   #3
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Can you clean my motor and do a mild build for me?

I bought your old headers lol!
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That badass man.
Thanks Matt! I'm sure your car will pop up in here at somepoint! I should have started this a long time ago!
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Can you clean my motor and do a mild build for me?

I bought your old headers lol!
I sure could! How'd the headers work out for you?
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They fit perfectly man!
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Awesome guy here!

Been putting off the Subframe for a while, its gotta get done though. I'm sure you have spoke to Tim as well (also a member here)

We will be up there relatively soon. Excited to have you work on my baby again!
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I guess clean parts is like car porn, right? If so I guess I'll post a few more



(Don't worry, I'm not planning on using these pistons, more so just playing with the washer to see what it can/can't clean...if anyone was concerned about me laying them on the concrete floor...lol)






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Current m3's here:
Dave's red vert, matts AW 04 and my 02.

Dave's is in for a thermostat and some exhaust welding. Matts is here for a tire/rim puncture.
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very nice i was wondering who purchased that car... You have just about the same set up i have looks great im looking forward to see the engine build... who will be tuning you car after the build? I know a guy that is amazing at tuning with the pro efi, let me know if your interested!
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