hi all a lot of you on here know me and my car but for you all that dont im finaly getting around to starting a project thread .
not sure were to start as theres over 50 pages and i would be here for days copying and pasting,so heres a link to my full project thread and ill start with a breif description and some cutting and pasting, this is gonna be a ball ache.
M3 evo vert on going tweeking,if its not broke dont touch it,haha!!
i bought the car just over two years ago with 58k on the clock 2 owners both being older gentlemen.full service for 7.5k.
after 6 months the bottom end went so i had it fixed and 6 weeks later it went again, gutted and to top it off the reputable garage had shut shop and moved to spain.
i then came across an engine brand new bottom end,crank pistons ext and recon top for 3k, so as i was keeping it i decided this was my best long term option.i paid for the engine cash from down south. once fitted on the test drive the engine seized,turns out there was a bit of rag in an oil port and the head seized. cut a long story short i was 7k in on the engine work alone
the next thousand miles were hell to bed the new engine in, i was a nervous wreck.
Then modifications began first up i did away with the chrome grills and went for the black ones and black and silver no. plates. it wasnt long till i got pulled for them and the old ones were back on,haha. oh and a fine.
then a wheel change estoril blue replica m5 alloys wasnt sure at first thought they were a bit street chav,then decided they were and had to go!
to this day i wish id not sold my origanal wheels they were in new condition gutted one of my big regrets.
next up after a bit of research it was induction time and for the money and proof of increased performance i went for a dave f special cold air induction.just under two hundred and very easy to fit. cant say i noticed much improvement but sounds great.and an alloy strut brace also didnt notice much differance, both look good tho
next on the list were the alloys i picked up a set of rep schtnitzers with avon zz3 with 50 miles for £500,ebay bargain.some guy paid £800 his mrs drove to the shops got back and told him to get them off haha.with a set of jamex lowering springs the car was sitting a lot better.
soon after a quick ebay fix id got a blueflame stainless backbox, i luv it. it looks totally standard little louder on normal driving but lets rip when the pedal hits the metal and with the dave-f there was only one thing left to finish off the final note,de-cat.
i looked at the decats on the market and were a bit pricey and no bargains on ebay so went to my local exhaust specialist jp's in macclesfield and they cut and flanged the cats for £120.not bad i just pop them back in for the mot.
one thing with this is the car does stink of fumes especialy having no roof in summer.
but the car sounds amazing and feels a little perkier.
ive bin done before when i had some tweeked plates
i think the latest ones are quite reserved.when i got pulled the copper took pics of the plates for the dvla little did he realise i had snooper/laser jammers behind the grills haha
next up were the brakes as i personaly think on the m3 are crap.i fitted brembo drilled and grooved discs,with redstuff pads and a lick of caliper paint. a few pennies lighter and there still crap haha, they look good tho.
after some more reading i decided to do away with the viscous fan and get an electric one. so i went on bimmerworld and ordered a spal electric fan and a set of evosport lightened pulleys.very cheap sight but dont forget you will get hammered for tax when they arrive in the uk the buggers]
i mounted the spal fan in the cowl for the viscous fan very neat and tidy and the pulleys were very easy,just remember its a reverse thread on the viscous fan. i use a cd workshop manual as much as i can for the work i do.as i would of broken something if you didnt know.
it felt a little better but its hard to tell as they are very little upgrades in the idea of more power 2-3bhp if your lucky.