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    The old man is looking into getting one.
    What have you heard/seen?
    Its an 02 with an SMG.
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      Carefull with the smg 5 grand repair right there
      Originally posted by bmwm42
      PNW vulture pm me for parts
      Strategic nw e30 command

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        That's what I thought.
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          Originally posted by bmwm42 View Post
          What's the best thing your wife has gotten you?
          to GTFO.


          No buying a female presents this year = priceless.
          '89 Schwarz E30 M3 Cabriolet Build

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            Originally posted by bmwm42 View Post
            Carefull with the smg 5 grand repair right there
            If it goes bad just rip all the smg shit off and convert the transmission to manual and just recode the car.

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              Still looking for a late alpine coupe. Will probably start a WTB thread here in the near future. Anyone know of one?
              '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                Originally posted by IronJoe View Post
                to GTFO.


                No buying a female presents this year = priceless.
                Quite literally priceless
                Originally posted by bmwm42
                PNW vulture pm me for parts
                Strategic nw e30 command

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                  Originally posted by nwvb bmw View Post
                  If it goes bad just rip all the smg shit off and convert the transmission to manual and just recode the car.
                  Sounds like a lot of work to get to square one.

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                    Originally posted by brutus87 View Post
                    Who here knows a thing or two about E46 M3s?
                    Eric?
                    Plastic plastic brittle cheap plastic everywhere, under the hood, in the cabin, beneath the trunklid, GM style. Quick connect fittings in the cooling and vacuum systems are easy/cheap (profitable!) to assemble but a PITA and expensive to repair if they are leaky or fail, and they will. Access to the fuse and relay panel requires roadside glovebox removal, a tweaked neck, and the provided flashlight, who's charge socket is unplugged during glovebox removal. The POS Pontiac Grand Am style window motors have a ridiculous failure rate. The HVAC system is plagued with electrical gremlins associated with flaws in the driver interface as well as a blower controller module that may randomly energize the blower fan while the car is unattended with the key off thus draining your battery beyond starting capacity. My favorite is the super invasive traction control software that can be "switched off".. MOSTLY.

                    Nice looking cars though.

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                      Originally posted by MickeyFinn503 View Post
                      Still looking for a late alpine coupe. Will probably start a WTB thread here in the near future. Anyone know of one?
                      Really serious about selling the M50 than?
                      Originally posted by James Crivellone
                      1) The internet is NOT serious business.

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                        Originally posted by brutus87 View Post
                        Who here knows a thing or two about E46 M3s?
                        Eric?
                        I know someone mentioned the SMG issues. It's true. We get a lot of them towed in because they're stuck in gear, won't get into gear, stuck in reverse, ect. We rarely get any manual ones towed in. I'd stay away from early model E46 M3s, as they have rod bearing issues. Srs ones. Other than that, they're pretty reliable in all honesty. Sure around 100k (I've seen them fail around 70k) the cooling system needs to be re-done. Also, the car takes 10w-60 Castrol Motorsport oil..aka, around $12 per quart. Oil changes will get expensive quickly.

                        SMG can suck it hard.
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                          Originally posted by nwvb bmw View Post
                          If it goes bad just rip all the smg shit off and convert the transmission to manual and just recode the car.
                          It's not as easy or as cheap as you'd think. As the saying goes..it's no E30.
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                            Originally posted by Mlarsen View Post
                            So, I don't know if this a dumb question or not. I'm redoing a lot of my suspension on my car and I know people use m3 control arms on non-m cars. What are the major differences? Don't tell me to use search, I did.
                            I would use stock from BMW, the aluminum wont be as strong, and with the way people drive e30s you need strong ones, IMO not worth it.

                            -Alex
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                              Originally posted by HarukoE30 View Post
                              Really serious about selling the M50 than?
                              If I can find a clean alpine car to build, absolutely! Zinno really isn't my color.
                              '72 2002 pickup | '88 M5 | '89 330is | '89 M3 | '01 Z3M | '11 328xi-t

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                                Originally posted by MickeyFinn503 View Post
                                If I can find a clean alpine car to build, absolutely! Zinno really isn't my color.
                                you racist!
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