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Old Thu, Aug-09-2012, 02:38:06 AM   #1
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Default KhanArt's Jet Black///Cinnamon 6spd E46 M3 looong term journal

Current Stat's as of 1/12/17

2004 Jet Black/Cinnamon M3 coupe
-6MT
-Cold Weather Package
-Premium Package
-Harmon Kardon Audio
-Bi Xenons
-Adjustable Lumbar Support
-Adjustable Side Bolstering
-Ski Pass Bag


Engine/Performance/Under the Hood
-TTFS Custom Tune
-TTFS E85 Conversion
-TTFS IAT Sensor Relocate
-Active Autowerkes Catless Headers
-Active Autowerkes Gen 6 Muffler
-Custom Performance Innovations RTX Section 1
-Custom Performance Innovations X Stream Section 2
-Custom Performance Innovations Drop In Filter
-Turner Motorsport Underdrive Pulleys
-OEM E9X Engine Mounts
-M Clunk Oil Filter Housing Cap


Suspension
-Stock for now with lowering springs
-Rogue Engineering Transmission Mounts
-Rear Fenders Mildly Rolled


Brakes
-Stock for now


Wheels/Tires
-18Ē Apex Arc8 HyperBlack 9.5 ET35 Front, 10.5 ET27 Rear
-245/40/18 Front, 275/35/18 Rear Michelin Pilot Super Sports
-H&R 5mm Spacers Front, 10mm Spacers Rear
-MonoChrome BMW Wheel Center Caps

-18Ē OEM M3 Style 67 Staggered Fitment
225/40/18 Front, 255/35/18 Rear Michelin Pilot Super Sports
-ECS Tuning 20mm Spacers Front, 15mm Spacers Rear
-Updated BMW Wheel Center Caps

-Apex Race Parts 75mm Stud Kit
-BMW //M Valve Stem Caps


Lighting
-Angel Eyes
-Smoke Depo Corner Lights
-Smoke Side Markers
-OEM Amber Corner Lights (On car currently)
-Oem Amber Side Marker (On car currently)
-OEM Clear Corner Lights
-Oem Clear Side Marker
-CREE LED Reverse Lights
-LED License Plate Lights
-Amber Film on Rear Tail Lights


Exterior/Cosmetic
-Gloss Black Kidney Grills
-Gloss Black Side Gills
-Paint Matched Reflectors
-50% Tint
-Black BMW M3 License Plate Frame
-Tow hook front license plate holder (for road trips)


Interior
-Custom Coby Black Alcantara Wrapped Steering Wheel with Cinnamon 12 O'clock Stripe, M Tri Stitch, Perforated Sides
-Coby Black Alcantara Wrapped Shift Boot with M Tri Stitch
-Coby Black Alcantara Wrapped Ebrake Boot with M Tri Stitch
-OEM ZHP Shift Knob
-OEM Short Center Console with Armrest Delete
-OEM Eurotray
-OEM BMW USB Adapter
-Ultimate Cup Holder
-Black Aluminum M Pedals
-OEM BMW All Weather Floor Matts
-DIY Clutch Stop Mod


Other
-20% Auto Solution SSK
-AEM Fuel Pump
-Beisan Systems S54 Vanos Oil Pump Disk
-Beisan Systems S54 Vanos Sealing Plate Repair Kit
-DR Vanos Cam Bolts
-OEM Timing Chain Tensioner Guide
-CDV Delete
-DIY Clutch Stop Mod
-OEM M Key Chain
-OEM M Driving Gloves
-Ton of Maintenance (Valve adjustment, Oil/Differential/Transmission fluids replaced with OEM fluids, spark plugs, air/cabin/fuel/vanos filters, ect)
-Trunk badge replaced with OEM M3 badge
-Valve cover badge replaced with OEM M badge
-Headlight lenses replaced with new OEM lenses
-Drive mirror glass replaced with OEM mirror
-Shifter trim replaced with OEM Titan Shadow trim
-Hood cowl grille replaced with OEM
-Missing jack pad replaced with OEM Jack pad
-License plate covers replaced with OEM replacements
-Fog light covers replaced with OEM replacements
-Cabin filter housing cover replaced with OEM



I figured I make a journal since I plan on keeping this car for a while and have a lot of planned. Let me begin by saying I have always loved anything with wheels and an engine. I can always talk about cars and the subject always has my full attention. Below are my previous cars in the order I had them.

First car was a 90 Celica GT which was a hand me down, this is where the mod bug began.


Second car was a 00 Accord sedan which I bought new.. not sure why I bought this car but I donít regret it. Most reliable car ever. I still have it today (174k) and it is my daily driver/beater. It's back to stock now other than tint and an intake. I kept this car as my daily and bought and sold project cars over the time I had it.



Third car was a 79 Trans Am ďSmokey and The BanditĒ I always wanted this car and this is the only car I regret letting go. I love muscle cars as well as other styles. I just didnít have the time and money to restore it so I sold it to a better home. I did do some maintenance on it before I sold it. It was a beast! I would like to buy the Burt Reynolds Edition Trans Am one day in the future.




Last car I had was a 05 G35 coupe 6spd with nav. This was a really nice car and I wasnít ready to let her go but I was getting married and buying a house so I needed to save money. It is no M in performance but was still a fun car. I loved how this car sounded especially after the few mods I did to it.

Build thread for the G35:
http://g35driver.com/forums/national...on-thread.html






Finally, Iím happy to say I'm a new M3 owner. I was able to pick the car up that I wanted on (4/24/12) and didn't have to settle. I got about everything that I wanted but nav. I believe the car came with almost every option including the ski bag. Super clean 04 Jet Black/Cinnamon 6spd with 45,9xx miles. It came with angel eyes (not sure which brand), light tint, Dice Media bridge, and the OEM 19's powder coated black. Other than that all stock. It looks like she was very well taken care of. All 4 brake pads were new and also 2 new rear Pilot Sport tires came with the car.
I baby this car and keep her clean. She is garage kept and is not driven in the rain/snow. Rear seat is not used and I donít have plans on tracking her at the moment.
Here are some pics of her at the dealership and some pics of her when I first brought her home.





Daily driver and M3



Took the headlight apart to fix a broken clip on one of the angel eyes.



Came with the Dice Mediabridge



First mods were black grills/gills, smoked corners/sidemarkers, and painted reflectors. I thought the chrome, clear corners, and amber reflectors looked mixed matched to me. I think it flows better now, who knows I might change it up later.

Matte black gills and smoked sidemarkers



Matte black grills, smoked corners, and painted reflectors



Blacked out with the M banner in the garage




Put led bulbs for the rear plate lights (new vs. old bulb)



M3 plate frame



M valve stem caps



BMW all weather floor mats



Clutch stop mod

Thread for clutch stop mod:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=108849




Zhp shift knob



Plugged the license plate holes with really small plugs from Home Depot



M key chain



I also have added many tools and detailing supplies to my current selection. I plan to DIY as much as I can




I plan on going through the maintenance first:
Oil/filter change
Air filter
Cabin Air filter
Vanos filter
Trans fluid
Diff fluid
Spark plugs
Fuel filter
CDV delete
I also want to update some interior trim pieces and other parts. My goal is to keep her up to date with maintenance and restoring her to her original shape. I do plan on lowering the car, upgrading the exhaust for a little power and sound, and more. I know this isnít the most exciting journal but I will update it as I go and do a better job of taking pictures.
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Old Thu, Aug-09-2012, 02:58:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: KhanArt's Jet Black///Cinnamon 6spd E46 M3 looong term journal

Awesome color combination. You might want to look into brushed aluminum trim, it would look great in your car.

Check out my journal I used binder clips and double sided tape to fix my broken clips.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=416449
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Old Thu, Aug-09-2012, 03:21:44 AM   #3
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Awesome color combination. You might want to look into brushed aluminum trim, it would look great in your car.

Check out my journal I used binder clips and double sided tape to fix my broken clips.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=416449
Thanks, I will try this as soon as I get a chance. My one loose angel eye has been bothering me since I got the car.
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Old Sat, Aug-11-2012, 02:15:25 AM   #4
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Default Re: KhanArt's Jet Black///Cinnamon 6spd E46 M3 looong term journal

Nice start to your journal! I love your color combo. Do you plan on changing the color of your wheels any time soon? Or do you plan on keeping the blacked out look for a while?
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Nice start to your journal! I love your color combo. Do you plan on changing the color of your wheels any time soon? Or do you plan on keeping the blacked out look for a while?
Thanks! Honestly I did not like the wheels when I first bought the car, it was too much black but they have grown on me.

If and when I get new wheels I would probably go with csl reps or zcp wheels in the original finish not black. Possibly Apex ARC-8's in hyperblack.
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Old Sun, Aug-12-2012, 03:08:44 AM   #6
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Update (8/11/2012) MAF Sensor Cleaned

Cleaned MAF Sensor. Ten minute job max.

Thread for MAF Sensor cleaning DIY
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showp...6&postcount=22

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Nice M3, you're smart to start with basic maintenance before other major mods man
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Nice M3, you're smart to start with basic maintenance before other major mods man
Thanks, I really want to lower it and get spacers but I won't allow myself to until I get the basic maintenance out of the way first.
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Update (8/15/2012) Oil change/Filter changes (Oil, air, cabin, vanos)

Packages arrived in the mail today.

Oil
Oil filter
Drain plug/o rings/crush washer
Air filter
Cabin air filter
Vanos filter kit
I'm going to clean the MAF sensor again while I'm in there




I will complete this probably on the weekend if not before. I guess next would be trans and diff fluid change.

Some DIY's for reference

Vanos filter:

Oil Change:
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Update (8/27/2012) Lowering springs

Got these in the mail today...Tein S Tech. A detour from maintenance. Not sure when I will have them installed but I will have before and after pics.


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