Another RMS E92 M3

In what is quickly becoming the new mk5 GTi, I've joined the E92 M3 club. It's a 2009 Alpine White DCT, fully stamped service history etc etc - still trying to figure it all out, I have the original sales invoice/order sheet so once I translate that from German I'll know exactly what spec it has. It's also my first ever BMW so I've a lot of learning to do!

Just throwing up a quick thread now while it's fresh in my head, and I'll add to it as I move along. First impressions on it are fantastic, such a great drivers car, you can feel every single part of the road. Compare to the S4 it replaced, it feels far more mechanical, a much more involving drive. If I was wanting a comfy family car that has the ability to go like stink and sound well, the S4 is a great choice. For any kind of driving enjoyment, the M3 seems to be far superior.

I haven't had a chance to give it a proper clean yet, hopefully I will tomorrow, so for now here are a few pics just after the host was thrown around it yesterday afternoon. So far, no plans. Well, maybe spacers. There's no evidence of the rod bearings being done so they'll be pretty high up the list for preventative maintenance and just helping resale when the time does come.

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It looks like it's sitting arse down in that last photo, but that's due to the incompetent builders who built my house and decided to make the driveway like a corner on a NASCAR track
 

AlpineF30

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Fantastic! Can't get better than finding out its been done.

I am debating getting my bearings replaced or not as I am 50/50 whether to sell the car or not
 

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In an excellent turn of events, I called around the garages listed on the service history for the car to see if I could get copies of receipts, more detailed history etc. Turns out the rod bearings were done in Crawley in 2019, they're going to email me the full receipts for it. Literally couldn't be happier at the moment.
So I got the full receipts through today for work carried out by BMR Performance in Crawley in 2019. I'm absolutely astounded. The previous owner spent just under £12k in the space of 4 months, a lot on preventative maintenance (including rod bearings) but also replacing pretty much every interior trim piece, adding a brand new first aid kit, tool kit, new discs and pads all around, DCT service, new top mounts, lots of suspension bits, and an Eibach Pro Kit. I think I have inadvertently bought a much better M3 than I thought. Funny, after driving a few I knew as soon as I took this on a test drive it felt different than the rest. I put that down to being the first DCT I had driven.

In celebration, I washed it after work, here's a crappy pic:

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With the 4 pipe mod, there aren't many better sounding cars on the road.

As for the work carried out, I can’t think of anyone with greater knowledge of ///M cars then Barry at BMR.
 
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With the 4 pipe mod, there aren't many better sounding cars on the road.

As for the work carried out, I can’t think of anyone with greater knowledge of ///M cars then Barry at BMR.
That's great news - there was lots of work carried out at BMR. They were nothing but helpful on the phone too, when they absolutely had no need to be. Refreshing to see!
 

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Yup, that's mine! I dropped it off very early this morning so I was delighted when I got the message from Colm to say it was in the right place 😂 my dash threw up the traction, abs and stability lights so Colm is replacing the wheelspeed sensor.

It's getting a minor paint correction and tidy up done tomorrow so once that's done I'll update the thread.
 

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Yup, that's mine! I dropped it off very early this morning so I was delighted when I got the message from Colm to say it was in the right place 😂 my dash threw up the traction, abs and stability lights so Colm is replacing the wheelspeed sensor.

It's getting a minor paint correction and tidy up done tomorrow so once that's done I'll update the thread.

If it’s a front speed sensor they’re a gift to do yourself , I’m in no way mechanically minded and
It was a 20 min -min my last E92 M3;
wheel off, disconnect sensor and replace ,
The rear ones a bit trickier as have to pull back the lining
The 4-pipe was too loud for me as much as it sounds great out on the road
I went with the 2 pipe mod just and was plenty loud- leaving house early id wake everyone up.

If I was getting 4-pipe i would out the cold start
 

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Yup, that's mine! I dropped it off very early this morning so I was delighted when I got the message from Colm to say it was in the right place 😂 my dash threw up the traction, abs and stability lights so Colm is replacing the wheelspeed sensor.

It's getting a minor paint correction and tidy up done tomorrow so once that's done I'll update the thread.
Hope its just the one you need 😅
 

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If it’s a front speed sensor they’re a gift to do yourself , I’m in no way mechanically minded and
It was a 20 min -min my last E92 M3;
wheel off, disconnect sensor and replace ,
The rear ones a bit trickier as have to pull back the lining
The 4-pipe was too loud for me as much as it sounds great out on the road
I went with the 2 pipe mod just and was plenty loud- leaving house early id wake everyone up.

If I was getting 4-pipe i would out the cold start
I'd say it would be grand, but you know what the beards are like. The more receipts, the better. Plus I cannot be arsed messing around on my driveway these days. I'm happy to throw this to Colm for anything it needs mechanically.

Hope its just the one you need 😅
Thankfully it was! DSR replaced today 👍
 
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