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#112396 For Sale: 2005 M3 ZCP in Interlagos Blue 67700m

Posted by ht_geordie on 10 February 2019 - 10:11 AM

I need to sell my 2005 M3. Car has been looked after very well. I have all documentation and receipts since new. I am the third owner. It is a competition pack car in the (relatively) rare interlagos blue. Here are the details:


67668 miles (as of writing)

Virtually new Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires on the ZCP rims 245 front and 255 rear

New clutch and refreshed transmission wear items

New transmission mounts and flex joint

New engine mounts

Completely refreshed cooling system (Texas heat!!)


Standard Parts:


E46 2005 M3 with Competition Package

Interlagos blue

Black interior

Competition Package

Cold Weather Package

Premium Package

Adjustable Seat Width / Lumber

Parking Distance Control

Xenon Headlights


Harmon Kardon



Modifications (in date order):


Car has Lo Jack fitted.

aFe Magnum Force Intake Kit ($410)

Epic Motorsports Software (incl. Calibration Interface) ($700)

Rogue Engineering Diablo Exhaust, X-Pipe, Rasp Pipe ($2,400)

Performance Friction Front Brake Upgrade (stainless steel braided hoses and solid caliper guides included) ($1,250)

Performance Friction Direct Drive Rotors and pads for rear ($960)

Bimmerworld Extended Lugs & Nuts ($190)

RTAB Limiters (bushings replaced with OEM at same time 6/17/15) ($27.50)

Vorshlag rear axle carrier reinforcement plates ($1,375 including labor)

MCS 2-way adjustable non-remote dampers ($3,450)

Rogue Engineering articulating rear ride height adjusters ($260)

Vorshlag nylon rear spring locators ($75)

Whiteline sway bar link assemblies heavy duty ($150)

Hyperco coil over springs F550lbs R650lbs ($162)

Vorshlag camber/caster plates ($439)

Vorshlag rear spherical shock mounts ($199)

Vorshlag rear upper shock mount reinforcement plates ($29)




Brake pads PFC 08 compound.

(3) Mahle oil filters

(9) qts Castrol TWS 10w60

(2) Aluminum jack pad adapters

Service manual ($99)

Schwaben Professional Service tool ($180)

INPA software on CD and several cables (I modified one to make it work)

Wheels – Apex Arc-8 18x9.5 et35 Hyper Black ($1,200)

Schroth Quick Fit Pro 4-point Harness ($380)

VAC Motorsports Seat Mount Base, side mounts and slider ($400)

VAC Motorsports Anti-sub bracket (6-pt harness mount)($40)

VAC Motorsports seat belt adapter ($110)

VAC Motorsports lap belt adapter ($40)

Sparco Evo-II USA seat (out of date)($800)

OEM suspension parts removed

Original radiator

OEM air intake




Car interior is in very good condition other than the following


A and C pillar fabric is coming off on both sides. These either need to be replaced (around $80 each) or repaired. This was going to be a task for this year but I don’t have time to complete.


Steering wheel alcantara/suede is quite messy. You can get the wheel recovered professionally for around $250.


The rear-view mirror suffered the dreaded liquid failure, so I stripped and reassembled. So no auto dimming.


The rest of the interior is very good. Some wear and tear as expected for age, but the front seats are extremely good, near perfect leather. No tears or obvious marks in driver seat leather.


The exterior is good. Some stone chips on the front. A few dings around the body work. The kind of marks that only the owner will know about or see when hand washing the car. Again, not concours but good for age.


The VANOS was changed at 42,000 miles (2012) due to failure. The work was carried out by Motorwerks BMW under warranty from BMW of North America. I have had no issues with VANOS during my ownership. The engine is great. Doesn’t burn oil at all, even during the couple of times I have had the car on track.


I purchased the car with 61,100 miles on the clock in Feb 2016.


At 62,789 miles (7/26/16) I took the car to a local BMW specialist as the clutch engagement was “slurring”. Chased the issue for a couple of weeks and eventually resorted to pulling the transmission down to look at the clutch. Clutch was fine by there was an oil leak from the rear main engine seal. Took the opportunity to change out some of the typical wear items on the transmission (lock pin, pilot bearing, clutch pivot pin, clutch release arm, input shaft seal, detent ball & spring, release arm spring). Also put in new transmission mounts and driveshaft flex joint. Total cost $5,200.


In August 2016 I had the sub frame reinforcement done at Vorshlag Motorsports in Plano, TX. At the same time I had them install the MCS 2-way NR suspension. There were no cracks. You can see pictures of the whole work process at Vorshlag’s website. On re-installation of the axel carrier sub-frame I had Powerflex urethane bushing installed. The MCS suspension is absolutely AWESOME. The setup is street/track balanced. 550lb front springs and 650lb rears. The MCS dampers have such a great digressive valving that the ride is less harsh and jouncy than the OEM.


In June 2017 (6/14/17 and 65,115) I had the entire cooling system refreshed. I’m not going to list all the parts here because it is a LONG list but the major items were; expansion tank, all hosing, radiator, belts, tensioner and radiator. Over $2,000 of parts. Also replaced the engine mounts at the same time and did the differential fluid.


It’s been 2,500 miles since last oil change. It is due one by time, but I do have the filter/oil for the change. I have not driven the car for a few months now. Battery is maintained with a trickle charger.


KBB for this car is $19,800 top end. I don’t think that KBB values specialist cars like this one very accurately, tending to be low. That said, I have used this as the basis for my valuation and adjusted for the extras that I am offering.


Please note that this car has aftermarket parts installed that have altered the factory NVH. The Vorshlag front camber plates and rear damper mounts are spherical bearings. The rear axel carrier bushings are hard urethane. This had improved the performance of the car in terms of drive and handling but definitely has increase substantially the NVH. If you think you won’t like this, then this is NOT the car for you. It is a perfect weekend fun car and occasional track weapon and comes with EVERYTHING that you need to do that. Mount in a race seat, install the track wheels and go have a blast on track. The MCS suspension is amazing.




Car as is with all the spares mentioned $26,750

Car as is without the spares (still supply you the service manual/INPA software, filters and oil, OEM suspension parts and radiator) $24,950


I’m open to sensible offers…


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#109778 Tow Dolly For Sale

Posted by ht_geordie on 19 October 2018 - 12:52 PM

Price reduction. I need to clear space. This has to go!

#106909 Rollcage painting - DIY or pay a pro?

Posted by ht_geordie on 01 July 2018 - 11:37 AM

For $500 to $700 I'd get the other guy to do it for sure. If I had that type of offer on the table when I painted mine I would have ripped their arm off.

#105765 edison_GTI track car build thread - AKA Kermit

Posted by ht_geordie on 28 May 2018 - 10:20 AM

Do you have to reduce the size of the mount in a "step" down to the cylinder? That is going to be loaded in shear and is a huge stress concentration. I worry about that more then the other change. 


Here is what my adapters look like https://www.boefab.c...-caliper-mounts


IMO you need to remove ALL of the steps in the design. And I would say that freds design is much better then your rev #2. I am a Mech E, but I don't have any FEA software. 


I completely agree with this. Other thing to consider is that this is not just about stress, its about stiffness too. You want that bracket as stiff as possible for good solid pedal feel. Leave as much material on there that the contours on the caliper allow. This also has the advantage of less machining. Weight difference will be negligible.

#97584 Some good entertainment

Posted by ht_geordie on 26 September 2017 - 11:11 AM

Best 3 minutes of amature racing I've seen in a long time....



#96415 You might be a Track Junky if...

Posted by ht_geordie on 15 August 2017 - 04:49 PM

If you have a room in your house dedicated to car spare parts

#96234 PCA DE Cancel

Posted by ht_geordie on 09 August 2017 - 03:10 PM


#96200 PDS - August 12-13

Posted by ht_geordie on 08 August 2017 - 07:22 PM

I'm not getting an alignment until my steering wheel is at least 10deg off center

#95949 PCA DE Cancel

Posted by ht_geordie on 31 July 2017 - 03:10 PM

Yep. Can't say I blame them. It's a bit crap to promise that the facility will remain open till the end of the year, then you cut the best bit off!

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#95035 Public opinion of my 350Z

Posted by ht_geordie on 28 June 2017 - 07:37 AM

Price is negotiable  :rolleyes:


Can you please identify what "work" it would take to make it a full blown racecar other than finishing out the cage?


Thank you for the input.


Finish the cage, window net, center net, fire system or extinguisher, transponder, kill switch and steering lock delete (preferred).

#93804 Maxxis RC1 review

Posted by ht_geordie on 05 June 2017 - 08:43 AM


#93629 New 2015 Sparco Circuit II - $800

Posted by ht_geordie on 01 June 2017 - 01:52 PM


#93369 Maxxis RC1 review

Posted by ht_geordie on 26 May 2017 - 05:28 AM

 I agree with @robertcope. There soooooo much more to be learned on 200 TW street tires at your ability level, and soooo much more speed as well. 


I've been doing this 5 years and still feel like there's more speed for me on 200TW tires. I've never owned a set of DOT Rcomp's, I really don't want to take the addiction to a *more* expensive level LOL!!!


Now isn't that an addict talking!


You are more than capable of driving the r-comps. Mad props on being able to resist the temptation!!


Don't try the purple stuff....just don't....ever....

#92864 TWS Setup / Best Lap TImes CW/CCW

Posted by ht_geordie on 12 May 2017 - 05:24 PM



Here's the links to the videos.

#92700 FS: Trailex Open All Aluminum Trailer (CT-7541) - SOLD!!

Posted by ht_geordie on 09 May 2017 - 06:57 PM

I'm interested too...