E46 M3 Silverstone Edition reference thread

Discussion in 'M3 CSL / M3 GT and other Limited Editions' started by RS2OOO, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. 12 May 2019 at 11:47 AM #281
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    Had my Silverstone Edition 6 years now - Can't believe how that time flew by!

    Decided to get a list of things done that had been bothering me for a while and in view of my long working hours thought it best to have Biddenden Motor Works do the lot, and they turned it around in just 2 working days!

    • Inspection 2 Service inc. Oil, oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, pollen filter, NGK Platinum spark plugs, sump washer, screen wash.
    • Forte Engine flush, Forte fuel system clean
    • Shim adjustment (2 shims needed replacement)
    • Full Vanos overhaul (Hack Engineering) on a 57k Vanos unit I had sitting around, including modified oil pump disc, anti rattle kit, 12x modified cam sprocket bolts, new gaskets etc.
    • New temperature sender (seeping) and full coolant flush, replacing with long life coolant. (opted for this with the insp. 2 instead of diff oil as diff oil was changed 1000 miles prior).
    • Lower suspension arm and bushes
    • Replaced steering column bush with solid alloy coupling bush
    • Four wheel alignment
    • CPV replaced with Hack engineering upgraded CPV. (Probably only needed the seal really).

    Probably the most money I've spent on it in one go but much of the above had been preventing me from driving the car as I hate driving it when there are constant reminders of things that need doing.

    The only things that I've not yet had done to make the car 100% perfect is the seeping PAS pipe (they all do this anyway even new ones after a couple of years so is there much point?), and of course the boot floor which doesn't need doing yet.... but we all know, sooner or later....
     
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  2. 12 May 2019 at 9:12 PM #282
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    After 6 years do you think you will sell it? Or are you planning on keeping it?

    Alot of the big stuff has been done, so there shouldn’t have too many nasties lurking.
     
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    Never intended this car to be a keeper, but a keeper it has become for the only reason there's simply nothing in my budget that could give me everything the M3 does. It is so many cars rolled into one.

    Took a works van down to B&Q the other day and was embarrassed that I couldn't fit 2.6m planks of wood in it..... The same wood that fits in the M3 with ease!
    Taking family of 4 with luggage to the airport / Doing weekly shop / taking (16 !!!) sacks of rubble down the dump / parking outside a posh restaurant....all in a rear wheel drive sports saloon. Despite its faults, the E46 M3 ticks every box for my lifestyle and doesn't look out of place in any of the above scenarios as well as many, many more.

    The only car I'd be interested in replacing it with is an M2 comp. Won't be able to afford one for some years to come.
     
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    Yeah I agree for £10-£15k there’s not much else that will do what they do. And being only 50 made there’s that rarity of It too.

    Took mine to NCB autokraft last week. First thing he said was. It’s nice to see an e46 in a different colour from all the usual ones.

    I don’t think I’ll sell mine.
     
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    IMHO the red interior doesn't go well with the Silverstone paint...
     
  8. 5 Aug 2019 at 1:24 PM #288
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    Completely agree :thumbsup:
     
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    That’s one of the only things that puts me off too. You never know tastes may change!
     
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    Agreed.. wheels need sorting too.
     
  11. 9 Aug 2019 at 1:17 PM #291
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    PF54OSK is back up for sale, a year after the last time it was sold/bought:
    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201908080948641

    Given the 'bad bits' noted in the listing, my guess would be the owner doesn't want to invest in getting the car perfect again having been bitten by the subframe and other work already. It all suggests this one could be on its way down and out. Although in my opinion its not quite cheap enough to be picked up by someone who will trash it and crash it, but also seems a tad too expensive to buy given the work required and mileage.
     
  12. 10 Aug 2019 at 7:46 PM #292
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    That’s my old car. Ad is a copy paste job of my write up so pretty much as it was when I sold it, iirc in November.

    Links expired so might well have sold.

    Edit: the house pics are also mine so not much effort made by the current owner haha
     
  13. 10 Aug 2019 at 8:54 PM #293
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    That’s mine!

    Definitely could have done with a better ad but it’s provisionally sold.

    Didn’t really get bitten by the work as I expected most of it. Only unexpected thing was the diff casing, which had a bodge job done previously. Just ordered a new car and would rather not put the effort getting the minor stuff sorted.
     

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