In Reply to: Re: 6,000+I think I'll start on the engine now. posted by Darren M on January 21, 2002 at 12:12:53:
M3 Cecotto 50k miles and full BMWSH before :
Body work - (Mint condition generally) New Evo sport front spoiler, bumper supports, air dcust and splitter etc (Lightweight original new BMW parts)
EVO Sport rear adjustable spoiler (Original BMW part !)
Engine - Complete rebuild, new pistons, rebore, new shells, all timing chain cmponents, oil pump water pump and anything else that movew or wears !
New inlet gaskets and hoses etc. Rebuilt head and new schrick 284/276 cams timed at 107/106 degrees, new supersprint exhaust and scorpion straight pipe back box (Didn't want a DTM look tail pipes)
Transmission - All new engine mounts, gearbox mounts, prop bushes and mounts, diff mounts new rebuilt gearbox (This will be swapped for my original as it is exactly the same !) new diff (Ditto gearbox). All new bushes and gearbox short shift kit.
Suspension - Modified trackmeister kit, awaiting revised front springs, neg camber top mounts, koni adjustable front, leda adjustable rears, trackmeister springs, eibach roll bars, all new drop links and rear top mounts, new wheel bearings. New front suspension arms and all new bushes. new rear trailing arm bushes and new subframe bushes (These are neoprene and will be replaced again for original !), new hanbrake pads and bushes. Eibach polished alloy strut brace.
Wheels and tyres Factory 16" BBS due to be all dark metallic grey (Currently Cecotto black/silver
) 4 new Super soft Dunlop Formula R 225/45 tyres VERY STICKY !
Brakes - All new brake lines (Braided hoses) All new black diamond discs and greenstuff pads.
Interior all electric full black leather (No marks scratches or otherwise and as new) with front seats removed and Genuine Recarro SPG ultra lightweight race seats fitted (Unused out of a 911 Carrera cup race car - V nice !). New gear shifter, grey overmats and 330mm suede steering wheel
The only sorting left to be sorted is a new cluthc assmebly (This is the only thing left to cause th reattle at idle when the clutch is depressed) and replace the rear subframe bushes with standard (hard ones allow a rear drone that is quite unpleasant). Finally a little experimentation with spring heights at the front.... Then it should be perfect !!
well when its sorted, and if you fancy selling it, I`ll buy it for 6grand okay ?
Just kiddng. You`ll have a well sorted M3 (prbably a brand new one with all the bits it must have)
Excluding buying my M3 and only having covered 3,000 kms since the purhcase I have spent WELL over £10,000 !
It's a long list but it's getting there !
I am still doing a rebuild on my S14 and so far it has been almost $3500 and I am not done spending. I was just wondering how much you guys think you have spent during your ownership.