LeMans Blue E92 M3 Comp.

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  1. 10 Feb 2020 at 3:45 PM #1
    JakeLMBE92

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    With my Megane 250 being built more towards track performance, than road performance it sucked on the road. It was brilliant on track, and very adjustable and oversteer-y for a front wheel drive car. On the road it was obscenely firm, and would smash into the floor, and it's bumpstops if it smelt a speedhump half a mile away.
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    A new commute meant that I would be travelling 25ish miles a day on rough B roads. I initially thought about getting a cheap daily shed to use and keep the Megane as the track car. However due to a couple of reasons it was decided that buying a daily/trackday car would be the better option opposed to having 2 cars.
    I initially was looking at something like an i30N, or a hot-hatch that could do both a little better than the trusty old Megane. However, I decided that I wanted an N/A V8, and RWD as these things likely would be costed off the road soon.



    So after selling my Megane 250 for a decent price, it was into the dealer to buy this. After a thorough test drive and a even more through look over the money changed hands and I was off driving this home. They even chucked in a free full tank of fuel, which was a nice addition.

    So, the car!

    It's a 2011 M3 Comp, in LeMans Blue metallic with black Comp wheels. Black leather interior, without the Comfort access, and has the Pro nav and the Harman/Kardon upgrade. It also already had a few nice touches on it, such as full LED interior lights, an instant MPG readout, digital speedo, and a few other handy little coding things.

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    The drive home was fun.

    With the next dry day I was off work I then set to cleaning some of the 86k miles worth of use off of the paintwork. Even before washing it was apparent that it would need thoroughly decontaminating as there were a lot of iron fallout on the paint, as well as tar. Everyone loves a foamy shot. This was just before the clay barring.
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    She ain't no garage queen.
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    After this my first mod arrived. Some of the initial pictures showed the yellow halogen DRL's, which really age the car. I found some cheap ebay jobbies that are white and help take the age off the car. They're not that bright, which is annoying, but will do for a bit.
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    I tend to drive my cars for a bit, to find out what I do, and don't like about them and see what can be improved/changed to make the car better, for me. So far, the list is:

    Carbon splitter, Carbon indicator repeater things, carbon spoiler and carbon diffuser.
    The wheels are going to be refurbed, back to a lighter grey. I'm thinking a satin Anthracite at the moment.
    Wheel spacers, to help space the wheels out a little.
    Eventuri intake, it needs a little more induction noise.
    Primary decats, with the associate map and cold start delete.
    M4 seats.
    Updated Maps to 2019/2020.
    Big brake kit (currently looking at the M2C kit, with the 6pot fronts, and 4pot rear. Investigation is required though).

    The mods will start after the car is up to a "as new" mechanical standard. So:
    Rod Bearings
    Full oil change.
    Coolant flush.
    Power Steering flush
    New Spark plugs
    New ignition Coils
    New Pollen filters
    New brake fluid.
    New DCT Oil.
    Diff oil change.
    AC Regas (maybe, will revisit this in the summer)

    I'm planning for an OEM+ type car that looks like it could've came from the factory as it did. I am planning to do some trackdays this year, but will see what happens.
     
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  2. 10 Feb 2020 at 3:57 PM #2
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    Looks good :)
    Sadly those links for the pics are HUGE! I can't even begin to wade through those things to see what's wrong!
    Try postimage or Flickr perhaps.
     
  3. 15 Feb 2020 at 2:35 PM #3
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  4. 26 Mar 2020 at 4:11 PM #4
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    You don't need to do the DCT oil, was done recently when the cracked DCT pan was replaced. Rod bearings were also done as was the diff oil.

    The LEDs are missing from the map lights up front - christ knows how you get to them to swap them out!

    I don't think it is a Comp though, certainly has the comp wheels but that's it.
     
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    Pics not showing for me?

    Love the colour though. Hopefully pics can get sorted :peace:
     
  6. 26 Mar 2020 at 6:25 PM #6
    JakeLMBE92

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    Did you know the car, or worked on it?
    Have you got any confirmation of the bearings and that being done?
     
  7. 26 Mar 2020 at 6:32 PM #7
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  8. 26 Mar 2020 at 6:32 PM #8
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  9. 26 Mar 2020 at 6:35 PM #9
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    :thumbsup:
    Go to your picture on google photos.
    Click on the picture so it goes bigger and has a black surround.
    Right-click on the new picture and select "copy image address" or "copy image URL".
    In your post here click on the image tag in the top bar of the reply box.
    In the box that appears paste the address you just copied.
    Click on "insert".
    Voila! Your picture appears.
     
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  10. 26 Mar 2020 at 7:58 PM #10
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    I did better than know the car - I owned it until October last year :)
     
  11. 26 Mar 2020 at 8:02 PM #11
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    No way!
    Did you fit the under tray too?
     
  12. 26 Mar 2020 at 8:08 PM #12
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    Yeah, I spent about £20k on the car in total (inc fuel, tax, insurance etc but exc buying it) in the time I owned it (about two years). I did every possible maintenance job, preventative or otherwise. AReeve did most of the work inc fitting the tray. BMW did the diff oil though as all servicing was done through BMW.

    I'm wincing a little writing this but I sold it because this happened and after fixing it I wasn't ever going to track it again so I moved it on and have an M2 now...
     
  13. 26 Mar 2020 at 8:13 PM #13
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    Ah! Do you have any info you'd be happy to send me? As I'm ocd for all that and I don't have any paperwork, only the service book with the car.

    . What failed on it, and do you know how they fixed it?
     
  14. 26 Mar 2020 at 8:21 PM #14
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    Main bearing failed - fixed by replacing the engine. So you'll have new oil, coolant etc and the replacement engine had the rod bearings done.

    All the paperwork I had went with the car I think. Diff oil was done at the last major service which should show as being at Snow's. Any BMW dealer should be able to get you the proof of that from the key data. Engine mounts, DCT pan (it was cracked like they all do), undertray etc were done at about 76/78k at AReeve when I got the rod bearings done on the first engine... It should also have an uprated panel filter in there too.

    Honestly, the car wanted for practically nothing during my ownership. The only thing I never got around to fixing was that bloody bonnet vent (presumably that still has a broken clip?) because I was going to swap them out for CF items and never got around to it. I also fitted (but took off before sale) a totally lush Innotech iPE F1 exhaust which was a few grands worth too. The tyres (if still PS4S on the front and MPSS on the rear) have 1.5 track days worth of heat cycles through them but not a lot of miles.
     
  15. 26 Mar 2020 at 8:37 PM #15
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    That bloody vent haha! It still has PS4s up front any rather worn MPSS now! Thank you so much for this! If you've got any photos during your ownership you could share I'd greatly appreciate it!
     
  16. 26 Mar 2020 at 8:48 PM #16
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  17. 26 Mar 2020 at 9:34 PM #17
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  18. 27 Mar 2020 at 10:01 AM #18
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    Fixed with working photos :)
     
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