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    slavik1988 2002 CB BMW M3 Build Thread

    Hey guys, after over three years of ownership, I decided to start my build thread.

    For those who think this M3 is familiar, well that is because I bought it from my brother back in 2012. Lucky for me, he did a few mods and mainly the reinforcement of the rear end. Here is what has been done to it by him:

    -Rear sub frame reinforcement
    -ZCP Brake Kit
    -KW V2 Coilovers
    -New rear subframe bushings and RTABs w/front lollipop bushings
    -Turner reinforcement plates
    -SS lines and brake stiffening kit
    -Square setup
    -Supersprint V1 headers
    -Evolve tune

    The way it looked as I received it.




    And this is what has been done, thank God he saved the pictures:hattip:
    New bushings:



    Rear subframe reinforcement:



    New coilovers:


    ZCP Brakes:


    Finally, the SS V1's:




    Lets start digging for the pictures of what has been done to it by me. :thumbsup2:
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    When I purchased the car my first purchase was a second set of wheels. Who could go wrong with ZCP's





    Shortly after, I had to get rid of the stock tails for some OEM LED's (sorry for the crappy cell phone pics):





    A year later I was talking to a member regarding a Carbon Black OEM CSL boot lid. Unfortunately, we did not come to an agreement and I decided to go this route insted:




    While I was doing the install, I went ahead and changed the plugs, fuel filter, valve adjustment, and changed the oil:










    Now, she is running the Alpha-N-Tune.:thumbsup2:

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    Can I has the intake?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawa_k2001 View Post
    Can I has the intake?

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    The weather gods were nice this past weekend and I had a chance to clean her up.






    Some of the mods that I forgot to mention: Status Gruppe CF Front Spoiler and a Dinan Exhaust:




    Unfortunately, now the weather turned to crap and it is not going anywhere from here.


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    Clean! Can't wait to get mine to this condition. Do I see some rock chips on the front bumper and hood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pawa_k2001 View Post
    Clean! Can't wait to get mine to this condition. Do I see some rock chips on the front bumper and hood?
    It's a rock chips galore!

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    Give your wife the car for the day and they will do what you couldn't manage in three years of ownership.


    No worries, this came in today. While I was ordering it, I went ahead and ordered a pair of Ziza LED license plate lights.

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    True story my girlfriend is driving my Z because her car is broken down. I'm terrified it won't have a bumper by the end of this week.
    BBBBBBBBBBWWWWWAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Well, I finally got around to do an update on my progress. Though, it is not much of a progress when more things went wrong in the end. In order to get ready for the track day that was scheduled for October 8th-9th, I decided to refresh the tie rod assemblies and the steering linkage.




    A little nasty suprise came up. I will need to replace my high pressure power steering line since it is leaking on one end.



    All buttoned up.





    After the small refresh, I scheduled an alignment to set everything the way I wanted for the track day. Since my Direzza's were already worn, I decided to give the Bridgestone RE71R's a shot.


    The old and the new (notice how I still have a lip)





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    On October 8th, my brother and I went to Road Atlanta with NASA. Even though my car took a toll, I want to get to the track as soon as possible. Though with the damage done, it will take a while to get it back on the road.

    The morning started off slow. With me getting used to the grip of my Bridgestone RE71R's in the first session. The second session got red flagged after just a few laps when a Mustang hit the wall on the straight into turn 10A.


    On the third session is when my car started to taking a beating and unfortunately it was dumbass. Coming into turn 7, I tried to downshift into second gear to get a better exit. I hope I would have never tried that because on exiting the turn, I shifted into 5th instead of third. I don't know what happened, but the transmission became very notchy. More on that later. The last session was going great. I was nursing my transmission and getting comfortable with my tires which had phenomenal grip. I couldn't be happier. About two thirds of the session through, I was flying through the back straight when my lip ripped off the front bumper. I knew immediately what it was. Needless to say, I don't miss it at all.



    Next morning, I needed to get some fuel. Upon engaging into first gear, I heard a weird noise. I talked to my brother and we narrowed it down that I either damaged my clutch or my throw out bearing was on its way down. I decided to still run the car on track since the noise was only present in first gear. After the first session, my brake pad wear sensor came on. Thinking that the fronts would have more wear, I removed one of the front wheels and checked that I have enough pad life left. They did. I was good to go for another session. Then my brother told me to double check to make sure the rears were good. That is when I discovered that there was no pads left. Thus, ending my track weekend.


    I am glad that my track weekend ended when it did. I had a two and a half hour drive back home. Thankfully for me, it was all highway miles. As soon as I parked the car at home, I was not able to shift gears without shutting the car off and changing gears. Enjoy the pictures:






    She is getting towed for winter storage. Daily drivers are getting priority with the coming winter.



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    Bought as one of the best maintained M3s, now it's storage since owner can't repair it.. Married people..

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    Well, the time has come. This weekend I towed the M3 home for much needed maintenance. The driving season is around the corner and I the M3 needed to be ready. With a drive coming up on March 27th which would make a good drive to break in my new clutch. A more serious, three day Tail of the Dragon event will follow on April 5th-7th.

    My plan is to do some preventative maintenance over the course of the month by replacing the following:

    -Clutch
    -Guibo
    -Rebuild shifter
    -Transmission fluid
    -Differential fluid
    -Re-bleed brakes and clutch
    -Rear brake pads
    -Front and rear sway bar bushings
    -Replace headers and flash new software
    -Oil and filter change and send oil sample to Blackstone Labs
    -Rebuild Vanos w/Beisan oil pump disk, coil pack and seals
    -Replace Vanos bolts w/new version and check exhaust hub
    -Water pump, radiator, thermostat, coolant hoses, and coolant reservoir
    -Accessory belts
    -Valve gover gasket
    -Engine Mounts
    -Fan Clutch and blade

    Most of the stuff was already purchased. ECS Tuning loves me.






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    Started the process by draining the coolant system and replacing the headers this weekend. Since the transmission was already out, it made replacing the headers easier than what my brother said when he was installing them. It also helped that I pulled the radiator and all of the other pieces in the way of getting them out.











    Headers, water pump, thermostat, and accessory belts are done.


    Yesterday, I ordered a clutch disc from BMW. None are in stock at BMW NA so it will be two weeks before it comes from Germany. Also, ordered a lab kit from Blackstone Labs. Should be here in a week.

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    I was able to do a few things on Sunday until I made a mess of the garage. Started off with an easy task of installing some new sway bar bushings. Even though they were not worn out, they were in the kit that I bought from ECS so there. Yep, I forgot to take pictures of them installed.






    Next I jumped on the power steering line. Oil leaks really piss me off and when I last time got under the M3, the high pressure power steering line started to leak and made a spot on my belly pan. Also, the power steering pump was covered. My guess is bad crush washers. Replaced everything with some new pieces and cleaned it up. Including the reservoir which was caked with fluid and dirt.





    After some lunch, I jumped on the differential. By the looks of it, the fluid was never changed in the lifetime of the vehicle. While it was draining, I went ahead and swapped out the rear pads for some new ones. I love the small BMW diff fluid bottles. I didn't even need to get out my pump to push fluid in. Just let gravity do the work.






    Finally, since the garage was dirty and it needed a cleaning I pressured washed and cleaned the wheel wells with some high PH acid cleaner. Again forgot to do the before picture and looking at the after pictures, black really hides the difference. In person, it really does look better.

    You can see all of the dirt on the floor in the first picture.







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    What do you guys think. Just picked up a set of E9X M3 wheels. Figured I would show them off while the garage is clean.





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