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Old 1st August 2018, 02:24 PM   #1
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Default E46 M3 Specialist in South Wales

Hi all, recently purchased an e46 m3 and would like to take it to a local specialist to get it checked over basically. It's a great car but wouldn't mind a list of issues which I can look to get sorted.

There's a few bits which aren't standard so wouldn't mind taking it back towards standard.

There's slight wear to the bolster driver side too, so wouldn't mind getting that repaired too, if anyone knows of a good place for interior upholstery in South Wales too.

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Old 1st August 2018, 03:33 PM   #2
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Reddish motorsport in bristol is among the best in the business. Check out there YouTube stuff.
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Old 7th August 2018, 03:52 PM   #3
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Managed to get the car on a ramp local to have a look myself, found a few smaller issues which I'll get round to fixing. Noticed one of my shock absorbers is dead, and the bottom ball joint attached to it isn't looking too clever!

The car is lowered too much for my liking too, and as such the rear tyre inner edges are wearing a bit more than I'd like. The car came with a set of adjustable rear camber arms which I'll get round to fitting soon. It has have an annoying clunk in the drive line too, i'd like to try and find the culprit for this. I'll get in touch with Reddish and hopefully they can advise
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Old 8th August 2018, 09:11 PM   #4
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Managed to get the car on a ramp local to have a look myself, found a few smaller issues which I'll get round to fixing. Noticed one of my shock absorbers is dead, and the bottom ball joint attached to it isn't looking too clever!

The car is lowered too much for my liking too, and as such the rear tyre inner edges are wearing a bit more than I'd like. The car came with a set of adjustable rear camber arms which I'll get round to fitting soon. It has have an annoying clunk in the drive line too, i'd like to try and find the culprit for this. I'll get in touch with Reddish and hopefully they can advise
Where about are you from buddy?

Reddish is no doubt one of the very best places to go but there are also others locally.
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Old 9th August 2018, 10:05 AM   #5
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I'm in Bridgend mate. Have started to get bits together for the car now. Some wishbones are next on the list.
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Old 12th August 2018, 08:45 PM   #6
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See this thread

http://forums.m3cutters.co.uk/showthread.php?t=19721

Ask Zeema for an independent opinion.
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Old 9th September 2018, 08:22 PM   #7
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I’ve recently used The ramp room at Cwmbran. All I can say is this place is really on the up. The service was second to none. I had been using a local garage and I had found out that my previous garage wasn’t renewing parts as charged for and also created problems which went on to cost me well over a thousand pounds. Barry at the ramp room was my saviour I had updates on a regular basis he also supplied videos and also all the old parts. There’s to many cowboys willing to snatch your money nowadays but the ramp room has restored my faith that there is still good people out there. They resolved a long going issue for me and as explained before was caused by shoddy and poor workmanship by my old garage who claims to be a specialist in Bmw. I have no problem recommending the ramp room and will not be using anyone but them to do my car in the future.
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