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new_e46 05-13-2013 09:54 PM

2006 M3 Known Issues
 
Hi Everyone,
Thinking of picking up a 2006 M3. Just wondering what I should look for in terms of common issues with this model year?
Is Sub-Frame still an issue for this model year?

For people who owns M3, could you please share some light on the reliability of M3?

Thanks

T

twboy1999 05-17-2013 09:40 AM

yes
sub frame a issue no matter what year

also check vanos

thats it

tiquitaca 05-17-2013 10:28 AM

So far it has been trouble free for me. Only regular maintenance items are needed.

EMPOWERD 05-17-2013 10:43 AM

Me too, 50k of hard tracked miles on mine and all I do is regular maintenance. When I bought the car, I had to do the rear main seal, which required me to pull the tranny. When I reinstalled it and programmed the SMG adaptations, the pump would not pass tolerances and had to be replaced (kinda sucked since it was working fine). When I installed my aftermarket Schrick cams, the VANOS also would not pass adaptations, so it was replaced. Same reason, other then those 2 things (and subframe reinforcements) the car is incredibly reliable!

crusher 05-17-2013 10:48 AM

Most has been answered already above but a PPI would be great atleast you would have peace of mind that it was checked before you purchase it. Also check if they have service records specially if all recalls/service has been performed. Also if it has i-drive it's prone to failing you might need a new CCC :)

Jeff

EMPOWERD 05-17-2013 11:24 AM

E46 --> i-drive? hmmm.

new_e46 05-17-2013 11:41 AM

Thanks guys! This is useful info

propr'one 05-17-2013 12:19 PM

also, beware of loose women throwing themselves at you, dickheads in hondas always wanting to race you, and all your friends getting jealous

new_e46 05-17-2013 01:27 PM

LOL....
I guess I better not get the vert version of the M3

crusher 05-18-2013 02:38 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EMPOWERD (Post 1610761)
E46 --> i-drive? hmmm.

eck yup you are right, for some reason I taught 06's would have idrive since the 5'rs have it. *shiner*

kruler 05-18-2013 11:38 AM

Some more expensive repairs are SMG pumps, vanos and A/C compressor leaks. Front control arms are also expensive. After 150k, the only thing that had been replaced on mine was a front control arm. It still has the original pads and rotors.

2bmwguy 05-20-2013 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1610765)
also, beware of loose women throwing themselves at you, dickheads in hondas always wanting to race you, and all your friends getting jealous

What he said .x2 .lol I spray mine now for a week or so and the motor loves it.

FermiParadox 05-28-2013 12:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1610765)
also, beware of loose women throwing themselves at you, dickheads in hondas always wanting to race you, and all your friends getting jealous

Funny this just happened to me...also had an 80ish year old woman try to take me off the line in a Suzuki a couple weeks ago...she had the most mischevious grin on her face and I couldn't figure out why until the light changed and she gunned it!

newbe46 05-28-2013 02:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by propr'one (Post 1610765)
also, beware of loose women throwing themselves at you, dickheads in hondas always wanting to race you, and all your friends getting jealous

*th-up*

I was heading home from the gym yesterday. A smart @$$ driving a 96 Civic coupe was driving 2 inches behind my bumper for a couple blocks.

Whenever anyone does that to me on any roads, my immedidate reaction is to slightly step on the brake pedal with my left foot so the brake lights is on and back him up.

SamE30e 05-28-2013 09:32 PM

Cab's are noticeably slower than a coupe... It's almost disgusting.


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