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The OFFICIAL Best of the Best M3 DIY Thread

While many DIYs are the same as the non-M3 there are also plenty of M3 specific DIYs and this thread will be a resource to get you all the M3 DIYs you need.

Please email me ([email protected]) with your M3 DIY links so I can add them to the thread. If you know a non-M3 DIY works the same for the M3 send me those links as well!

Existing DIY thread - http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=519743

Exterior
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CF Roof Install
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483306

Fender Rolling
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=598528

Interior
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Convertible Top Interior Trim Flap Repair
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=520323

Dash Removal / Replace
http://forum.E46Fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=628898

OEM illuminated gear knob installation
http://www.argyrides.eu/bmw/accessories/shift_knob/shift.htm

Suspension/Brakes/Drive train/Engine
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Brake Rotors and Pads
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=410638

Oil Level Sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=366659

Front Control Arm Bushing (FCAB)
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=140066

PowerFlex Rear Trailing Arm Bushing RTAB DIY
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=678004

Replacing all 3 M3 Rear Differential bushings while leaving the subframe on the car
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1101104

Power Steering Pump
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=575499

UUC Under Drive Pulley Install
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483472

02 Simulator install
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=654222

Installing Adjustable Lower Control Arms
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=675565

S54 Vanos Info Thread
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=545367


Lighting
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Angle Eye Install
http://www.fastm.com/m3/angeleyes.html

Corner / Parking Light Delete
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=278132

Corner / Parking Light Delete - without risking damage
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=694015

Taking your headlight apart
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609558

Changing Xenon Bulbs on 04+ coupe
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?p=8288566#post8288566

Changing Xenon Bulbs on all e46 models (except 04-06 coupes)
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=609544

Installing LED interior lights
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=640683

Electronics/ICE/Stereo
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Parrot Bluetooth using Connects2
http://www.bokchoys.com/differential/diy_parrot_bluetooth.htm

OEM Navigation Retrofit Guide
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=203145

BMW 16:9 Widescreen NAV Retrofit
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=121982

Carputer
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=409009

Maintenance
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Fuel Filter Change
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=799622

Camshaft Sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=332244&highlight=sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=370814&highlight=sensor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=226899&highlight=camshaft+sensor+exhaust

Belt Replacement
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=522832

Blower fan
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=418987

Rear Wheel Bearing on the Cheap
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=581164

E46 Front Wheel Bearings
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=610725

Manual Transmission Fluid Change
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=491209

Oil Change
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=483444


General/Stuff that didn't fit into any other category
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BMW E46 M3 DSC - How to disable it before a race! - VIDEO
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=761832

Window Regulators
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=104035
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=356847

Rim/Wheel Curb Rash Repair
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=556806

A bunch of DIYs
http://bimmerinfo.com/diy/

Airbag light - Seat Belt Pretensioner
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=565806

Final Stage Resistor
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpost.php?p=2761534&postcount=7

E46 M3 Tire/Wheel Sizing Guide
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=318122

Lock Beep - hear a beep when you lock your E46 BMW
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=687303
 

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This was a long time coming, it's funny because I was thinking about how there should be stickies in here with technical data/DIYs instead of just "the pic of the day"...
Maybe that pdf I posted, and the one I linked to from another member should be stickies as well? :4ngie: Thanks for putting this together.
 

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:excited: this will come in handy
 

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Tim, can you sticky this since there is really nothing stickied in the M3 forum? thanks
 

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Oh come on Tim, don't be so modest. You can go ahead and sticky this thread ;)
This was a long time coming, it's funny because I was thinking about how there should be stickies in here with technical data/DIYs instead of just "the pic of the day"...
Maybe that pdf I posted, and the one I linked to from another member should be stickies as well? :4ngie: Thanks for putting this together.
Good stuff! As other suggested, this should be a sticky
+421453563 on the motion to sticky
Tim, can you sticky this since there is really nothing stickied in the M3 forum? thanks
its stickied :thumbsup:
 

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Does anyone have a DIY with camshaft sensor replacement that is M3 specific? In particular the intake side?
 
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