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Old 11-29-2021, 12:14 PM   #1
d.n.d.
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Join Date: Aug 2018
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FS: E46 M3 - 6MT coupe, Florida car



I was planning to list this in the summer, but circumstances have changed so I am forced to list it sooner. Before anyone asks, yes the big 3 have been done on this car. There are no leaks, clunks, rattles and nothing shakes. The car is solid as a rock and drives like new. I have the UVIP and recent Carfax in hand, it does have a few small claims including a claim for hail damage, otherwise it is a clean title car. Feel free to message me for more info.

The car will come on the factory 18in OEM wheels, it is currently sitting on the 17in winters for storage. I am keeping those.

No tire kickers and no test drivers, unless you want to pay a 10% non-refundable deposit up front. I will gladly take it to a mechanic to do a PPI, and will safety for my asking price. Otherwise you will have to safety it yourself.

This is a clean title 6MT coupe from Florida, it was imported into Canada in 2010, 2 owners before me. It currently has 260,490 km on the odom. I have taken good care of this car, using LiquiMoly 10w60 oil every 5000 km or before and after winter every year. Also changed gearbox fluid once a year in the spring, along with the OEM Castrol differential fluid with the friction modifier. I fill up using only shell Vpower 91, since there is no ethanol in it. Twice a year I spray the rear OEM springs with krown rust proof, since they are known to rust and snap. There is zero rust on them. I also spray the springs for the individual throttle bodies to keep them lubricated.

Engine is strong, does not burn a drop of oil or coolant. If you do some research you will find these engines can go past 400,000 km with no issues. The car came with the Beisan re-drilled vanos oil pump disc already installed. All electronics work as they should, AC blows cold. No dead pixels in the gauge cluster or climate control display. The only small issue is a faulty passenger occupancy sensor, a common issue on BMWs.

Here is what I have done to the car, chronologically since I bought it Sept 2018:

Oct 2018
Changed all fluids, new OEM textar pads
New rear wheel bearings and axles
New OEM passenger wheel liner
New OEM hood insulation
New wiper blades
New weathertech floorliners

Nov 2018
New OEM taillight gaskets

Jan 2019
New OEM thermostat
New exhaust and intake cam sensors
New oil/coolant temp sensor behind the thermostat housing
New coolant temp sensor at the lower radiator hose
New OEM Behr fan clutch

Feb 2019
Valve adjustment (!!) done at 250,000 km at Raven Performance
New valve cover gaskets, including spark plug donut gaskets
New oem fuel filter, air and cabin filters
New OEM platinum NGK spark plugs
Oil change

April 2019
New set of Firestone Firehawk Indy500 tires in OEM size
Replaced both taillight circuit boards
New set of Bimmerworld wheel nuts

June 2019 I overhauled the car mechanically front to back
New valvecover gaskets
Lang Racing inner cam bolts, used medium Loctite
Lang Racing outer cam hub bolts
New OEM vanos oil pressure line
New OEM upper center chain guide
Beisan reinforced passenger side upper timing chain guide
New pivot and washer for upper timing chain guide
New timing chain tensioner and crush washer
New steel gasket for vanos cam unit
Brand NEW OEM vanos solenoid and electronic coil pack, with Beisan O rings in the sealing plate between the solenoid and coil pack
New Continental AC and aux belts
New hydraulic belt tensioner, idler pulley and AC belt tensioner
New front main seal
New OEM waterpump and radiator
New OEM constant pressure valve, with the stronger Beisan O ring
New Valeo starter
New OEM crank position sensor
3x new OEM knock sensors up against the block
***New OEM rod bearings blasted with Microblueracing tungsten disulfide***
New OEM oil pan gasket
New OEM oil pan cover gasket
New OEM dipstick O ring
New OEM oil level sensor gasket
New OEM engine mounts
New OEM gearbox mounts
Added reinforcement plates under the engine mounts, on the underside of front subframe
Rebuilt OEM steering rack
New OEM inner and outer tie rods
New OEM dust boots
New OEM power steering reservoir (filter at the bottom)
New OEM high pressure power steering line
New OEM heater core hose at the back
New OEM hard lines going to the oil cooler
New OEM oil filter housing gasket
New OEM front wheel bearings
New OEM front control arms (bushings cannot be pressed out)
New OEM front control arm bushings
New OEM front sway bar end links
New OEM steering guibo
New OEM driveshaft guibo plus new bolts
New OEM center support bearing
Revised OEM differential bolts
New OEM differential bushings (all 3) including gasket
New OEM rear trailing arm bushings
New OEM upper and lower ball joints, both sides
New ECS tuning adjustable lower control arms (necessary for factory alignment)
New OEM subframe bushings
Turner Motorsport reinforcement plates, covered in POR-15
A few cracks found on the underbody, welded and grinded smooth
***Vincebar V2 installed, along with reinforcement gussets for 2 front subframe mounts under the back seats***
New OEM DMTL pump
New rubber hose connecting the fuel filler pipe to the gas tank
New goodridge stainless steel brake lines, all 4 corners along with dot 4 brake fluid
New OEM power window motors and regulators, both sides
Rebuilt driver side door lock key cylinder
Replaced passenger side mirror housing, paint was bubbling on old one
New OEM driver side view mirror glass, blue tint was peeling
New OEM driver side rear wishbone, there was a minor crack at base of spring seat
Added rear shock tower reinforcement plates

Oct 2019
Second oil change after breaking in new rod bearings for 2000 km

Nov 2019
Brand new OEM textar brake pads and Zimmer brake rotors, all 4 corners

Feb 2020
Oil change
OEM Diff fluid
Gearbox fluid

March 2020
Final recall for the takata airbags, both sides replaced at BMW Newmarket

April 2020
New OEM hood struts
Added wider gas pedal cover
Replaced rear view mirror with rebuilt unit that uses gel instead of mercury for auto dimming

June 2020
New OEM ebox DME fan

Sept 2020
Oil change

Oct 2020
minor coolant leak from a radiator hose, replaced both radiator hoses and hose clamps
New OEM engine cooling fan
New OEM fan clutch
New OEM fan shroud
Removed bolt on driver side for upper timing chain guide, applied medium Loctite and replaced alum. crush washer (bolt was loose, seeping some oil)

Nov 2020
Clocked the passenger front strut back to the correct orientation

April 2021
New OEM shifter bushing kit
Oil change
Gearbox fluid
OEM castrol + FM diff fluid

Oct 2021
Oil change
Brake and clutch fluid


Overall the car drives amazing, has a very neutral balance mid corner. Typical German suspension tuning, it is very planted and reassuring. The clutch has plenty of life left in it, no need to replace any time soon. I have receipts for ALL of the work done during my ownership, plus a log book documenting everything.

Cosmetically it is not the greatest. The car came with plenty of rock chips at the front of the hood, the front of the flared fenders, some rock chips on the driver side A-pillar. A deep scratch on the driver door, 3 scratches on the driver rear quarter panel next to the taillight. The passenger door has a scratch, and the area directly under the gas cap has been repainted. There are some rock chips at the rear fender flares as well.

When my mechanic changed the rear wheel bearings, I later discovered he used third party axles. I would prefer OEM axles for the sake of originality. Originality aside, there are no creaks or any indication the axles cannot handle the power. I have no issues stepping on it.

The sound system is trash, one of the previous owners removed the entire OEM sound system including the radio antenna, 6 disc CD changer and HK amplifier. I upgraded the front door speakers and added a compact amplifier, mounting it in the same location as the factory amplifier. Neither helped, the sound system is still junk. I am keeping the aftermarket headunit that is in the car right now, will install a new one before buyer takes delivery of the car.

It also came with wheel studs instead of wheel bolts, and a UUC corsa exhaust system. There is absolutely no drone or rasp with this system.

Asking $24,000 obo

I cannot attach my images, please click here for photos:
https://www.autotrader.ca/a/bmw/m3/m...204X7&sprx=100
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Old 01-07-2022, 11:49 AM   #2
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car is sold!!!
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