For sale is my beloved 2004 M3 SMG with 156k miles.
I purchased the car in July 2012 with 99k miles.
The title is clean and in hand.
It has been the most reliable car Ive owned.
She was my daily driver to school/work and has been nothing but a pleasure to own.
She was my second E46 and I was simply ready to move on to a newer BMW.
I performed the vast majority of the maintenance/mods myself.
I have maintained a spreadsheet to record maintenance and modifications.
The only work I had performed professionally was my subframe reinforcement and bushings, driveshaft flex disk, and brake fluid flush.
Aside from mods, all engine/drivetrain parts ever replaced were OEM.
I can search for receipts if needed.
Mechanically, the car runs great and has no CEL.
I honestly can say she runs better than she did at 100k.
Oil was changed every 7000 miles with Castrol Edge.
I never tracked the car and can honestly say she was never abused during my ownership.
The only warning on the dash is for TPMS, which are not installed.
The exhaust is catless, but there is no check engine light due to the ESS tune.
The interior is in pretty nice shape.
The imola red interior was the main reason I purchased the car and it never failed to disappoint.
Ive added a ton of carbon fiber bits that are 100% molded carbon fiber, not simple overlays.
The one exception is the steering wheel trim, which is vinyl wrapped.
The roundel on the steering wheel is red and black carbon fiber.
The steering wheel is black alcantara with red stitching and 12 oclock stripe from CobyWheel.
The exterior isnt terrible, but far from perfect.
Heres a list of some notable issues.
- Small dents/dings mainly on doors and rear quarter panels, and one on the roof (likely can be corrected with paintless dent removal if desired)
- Bumpers need to be realigned for perfect fitment
- Rock chips on front bumper and hood
- Muffler tips are a bit crooked
- Rear drivers side window tint is damaged
The paint is in decent shape.
She would greatly benefit from a detail.
The rear rubber window trim is dried and cracking in some spots.
The windshield cowel is cracked and faded, but I have a brand new one that I will include.
Below is a log of almost everything I did to the car.
Be mindful that some of the items listed have been recently removed.
105000 oil change
105000 oil level sensor
106000 tensioner pulley
Secondary Air Pump delete
110000 differential fluid
110000 drive shaft flex disk
110000 brake fluid
111000 CREE LED reverse lights
112000 oil change
113500 control arms
113500 tie rods
115000 subframe reinforcement
115000 subframe bushings
115000 front differential bushing
116000 section 1
116000 section 2
118000 Front/rear brake pads
118000 rear brake pads
119000 oil change
120000 VANOS filter
126000 oil change
129000 wheels/tires MT1
130000 4.10 differential
130000 differential fluid
130000 LED license plate lights
131000 EVO windshield wipers
131000 driver window seal
132000 cleaned ICV
132000 cleaned throttle bodies
133000 oil change
133000 Recaro reps
134000 Front throttle position sensor
134000 tire rotation
134000 Painted CF Diffusor
136000 bottom throttle position sensor
136000 SMG pedal
136000 driver rear window seal
136000 RE shift knob
136000 coolant temp sensor gasket
136000 SMG ventilation hose
138000 engine mounts
139000 tensioner pulley
139000 underdrive pulleys
race lip/fogs/bumper refresh
139000 rear license plate bracket
140000 fan delete
140000 a/c belt
140000 Both side view mirror glass
140000 oil change
141000 spark plugs
143000 drive belt
143000 audio install
143000 Silicone intake elbow
143000 rear brake pad sensor
144000 front sway bar + endlinks
147000 oil change
147000 new hid bulbs
147000 sunroof delete
The car needs new rotors.
They are at the minimum thickness and are heavily rusted from the car not being driven often.
The front rotors are OEM CSL.
The cheapest I found new OEM CSL/ZCP rotors is $360 for fronts and $310 for rears.
Another option is to source a complete OEM brake setup (seen them around $300) and sell the Porsche calipers and RallyRoad brackets.
1) Roof leaks
I installed a carbon fiber sunroof delete panel.
I botched the install by not using the appropriate sealer.
I recommend removing he current caulk and resealing with 100% silicone.
2) Loud exhaust
The car is extremely loud.
The main culprits are the headers and muffler.
It never caused trouble with the police, but the neighbors complained.
Easiest remedy is to install a stock muffler.
I can include one that needs minor fabrication.
3) Alternator whine
I installed a sound system and unknowingly ran the AV cables next to the main power wire from the battery, which causes a faint, high pitched whine when driving.
This is only when the navigation unit is powered on.
The noise can be stopped by turning off the screen.
This never bothered me enough to reroute the cables but some may find it more annoying.
There are currently no subwoofers in the car but I can include OEM HK subwoofers.
4) No radio
Has never worked for me.
I always listen to music and used CDs.
Never really bothered me.
5) Key remote doesnt work
Never worked at any time during my ownership.
Car and trunk must be locked and unlocked via the door lock.
Here are the mods currently on the car and how the car will be sold.
I expressly note that the car is being sold with the blue wheels and the OEM imola red leather seats.
Also, many of the pictures show the car lowered on coilovers.
It currently has OEM suspension.
If it is not on this list below, it is likely not included.
2004 M3 coupe SMG
Silver Grey Metallic
Imola Red interior
Current Mods (included in sale):
Agency Power Headers
Agency Power Section 1 Rasp Pipe
Status Gruppe Tuning Section 2 Resonated X-Pipe
EvoSport underdrive pullies
Macht Schnell air filter
Mishimoto silicone elbow
Red air intake scoop
ESS flash ECU tune
Mechanical fan delete (can include fan + clutch in sale)
AKG subframe reinforcement
Rogue Engineering rear shock mounts
Porsche Big Brake Kit w Rallye Road brackets and drilled CSL rotors
18 staggered ASA wheels w Dunlop winter tires with lots of tread
Carbon Fiber Sunroof delete panel
Carbon Fiber Front Bumper Splitters
Carbon Fiber/Painted CSL replica diffuser
Gloss black kidney grilles
Gloss black fender gills with custom White/Grey/Black M3 logo
Orion V2 LED Angel Eyes
3000k HID Fogs
LED door handle lights
2 Rocksford Fosgate amps w/ crossovers
Polk audio front door speakers
9-band equalizer for fine tuning
Rogue Engineering Carbon shift knob
EAS Carbon fiber interior trim (includes dash, door handles, shifter surround)
Carbon fiber SMG dome
Carbon fiber e-brake handle
Alcantara Steering wheel w red stitching and red stripe by CobyWheel
Aluminum Extended Paddle Shifters
Navigation w/ Backup camera and sensors
All Weather front floor mats (also have F/R carpet mats)
I know mods do not raise the value of a car.
However, some key parts have a good resale value and can offset expenses.
For example, the cost of an OEM brake system can be offset by selling the Porsche calipers and RallyRoad brackets; the exhaust components can fetch $1k, while an OEM setup is less than half the cost.
Car comes with 2 keys, 1 regular key and 1 valet key.
Both keys open and start the vehicle.
Car comes with the blue ASA winter wheels with Dunlop winter tires.
Price is $8,000 (with blue wheels ONLY).
Car is located in Bethpage, NY.
Please dont hesitate to ask any questions.
I will answer everything to the best of my ability.
I will take current pictures of the car this week.