Also deleted the air pump as I want to mount a catch tank in its place.
Cut down the bracket as the header tank and pump mount to the same bracket.
Only thing is when you delete the pump it puts the Eml light on. So our calibrator at work deleted the codes out of my map for me. We also got rid of the 2nd lamdas sensors, as I'm considering removing the cats.
Mega frustrating bud. It isn't even the money, it's the days, weekends and long evenings/nights preping the thing that you never get back that gets me the most.
In all honesty I cant be arsed building cars like I used to (but I still will). With so little free time these days I try and spend as much time enjoying them on track etc as possible... but still always up i the garage!!
Spent the whole winter prepping a 350z track/Nur toy and then find out we are expecting our first child ao now have to do the whole thing again with an m3 or something with more seats haha!!
As said great job so far. Really like the lip and never seen the oem wheels look so good as they do on your m3, the square set up is a mega move...I did the same with my 350 for cost effective gains!
Do you need to do anything with boot floor, rear struts??
Tell me about it, that's my biggest problem now a days, is time! I'm continuously being moaned at for spending to much time on my car
As for the boot floor, yes I do need to do something. Nothing has been done to it, I have inspected it and cant see any cracks or faults with it. But its got to be done for peace of mind. But again its time I don't have. I think I will get a plate kit for it and get someone else to weld it in for me just due to time as its a good 8 hours plus to drop the sub frame and weld it all in etc..
Great build, I had an E46 M3 but didn't go too mad with it. Just Eibach springs and ARBs, the Alcon BBK (amazing and worth every penny) sports exhaust and wheels and tyres. I took it from 100,000 miles upto 120,000 including 10 laps of the 'Ring and it never missed a beat.
Really like the Ikea fabric helmet boxes, very neat! Do you have a link to them? If not I'll have to take a trip to Ikea and see if I can find them
So the itg Pro filter turned up,so put that in, as well as a cheap catch tank of eBay.
Catch tank will do the job might just help stop getting the inlet oily.
Also replaced the m badge on the engine cover as the chrome was missing.
I also came across a csl boot lid for sale, so straight after work drove 140 miles each way and collected it. I have been looking for one since buying the car but not come across anything half decent so jumped at the chance.
So have stripped it down ready for the paintshop monday.
So i haven't received the boot lid back from the paintshop yet which I was hoping to fit this weekend.
So I was looking on Facebook as you do, and came across someone who had just put a set of e92 m3 18s style 219 on there e46. I thought they looked really good and the fitment was perfect. Everyone seemed to love them.
So I was looking at work at all the spare wheels we have. And came across a set that came of my bosses e92. So I thought I'd try one on.
Now they give the car a lot better stance I think. Thunk the bigger tyre helps with that as well but they also look bigger due to the spokes ending at the edge of the wheel.
I decided I quite like them so there all on now.
I do think they would look better if they were black. So I may paint them.
So I spent this morning prepping and painting this morning. So glad I did love the black on black!
I've always painted my own wheels, due to money ect and never had a problem with them. But on a previous car I decided to send them and have them professionally done and was really disappointed with them and it cost £250.so from now on I'm back to doing them myself and then I can only be disappointed with myself and the £25 worth of paint
I think you can do a good job yourself when doing matt and satin finishs. The problem comes with gloss finishes.