My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

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cockneyrebel
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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by cockneyrebel » 02 Oct 2017, 22:40

Car looks epic mate, glad you had a great birthday for a lovely lady.
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Cliff J
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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by Cliff J » 02 Oct 2017, 22:42

cockneyrebel wrote:Car looks epic mate, glad you had a great birthday for a lovely lady.
Thanks Si, it was superb :cool: It was such a buzz going in the M3 too, we loved it, I could see Angie’s face lighting up when I floored it, the noise is just superb :d

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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by Cliff J » 05 Oct 2017, 23:27

I did a couple of bits today, but also found other things I need to do!!

First off, these were my stone chipped headlight lenses...

ImageIMG_2684 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

I bought a pair of replacement lenses on eBay for £27 delivered!!!!!


ImageIMG_2687 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

I did them in situ, unclipped the headlight lenses and fitted the new ones, it only took 10 minutes.


ImageIMG_2688 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2689 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageIMG_2692 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

The difference is night and day, so much fresher.

I then fitted my new 20mm front spacers, they look great but I forgot to take photos as I got bogged down with another issue.
I found that both of my front brake disc shields/covers have rusted and broken at the point they mount onto the suspension shock, which means they fall towards the hub, which meant they caught on my new longer wheel nuts and caused a proper racket!!

Temporarily I've tied them back, but need to replace them both now.

Also, I need front discs and pads as a matter of ASAP.com!

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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by cockneyrebel » 06 Oct 2017, 07:11

They look mint Cliff, nice find :thumbup:
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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by theguvnor » 06 Oct 2017, 20:53

Always good to get em out on a road trip! The exhaust on Ruths is cat back, bloody load and a bit too boomy but sounds ace on full chat!

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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by Cliff J » 06 Oct 2017, 22:09

Mine is extra raspy when the system is cold, it gets less raspy as it warms up but still has some good decibels :lol:

I gave the car a clean and a polish today, I also took a couple of iPhone photos which show the 20mm front spacers fitted, which fill the arches a bit better I feel.

ImageIMG_2707 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr


ImageIMG_2708 by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by RayB » 07 Oct 2017, 10:12

Looking good mate.....gonna be really anal though!!

That M3 badge looks like it's not in the right position :shock: Probably the angle of the photo :d
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Cliff J
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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by Cliff J » 07 Oct 2017, 11:05

Good call, I was already doubting it lol

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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by Cliff J » 10 Oct 2017, 20:19

Update time...

I had my first ever paint correction valet done by a friend of mine Amadeo, owner of FULL WAX, and I'm so delighted!!!
You may also notice I've got my private plate on the car now too, which really cements the car as mine now (in my brain at least) :d

The photos are only iPhone, I apologise for that, better photos to follow very soon..

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr

ImageFULL WAX detail day by Cliff Judson, on Flickr


The photos also show my 20mm front spacers a little better.

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Re: My E46 M3 convertible - carbon black

Post by cockneyrebel » 10 Oct 2017, 22:18

She looks bang on Cliff, certainly gone to town on her :thumbup:
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