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      10-23-2007, 11:28 PM   #23
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      10-30-2007, 03:31 PM   #24
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What is the performance of the E90? I purchased it used a month ago @ 42.3K miles and it's got 43K on my engine now. I have not really tested it yet except for it getting up to 85 to 90MPH.
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      11-03-2007, 01:23 PM   #25
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That is a random question in a thread about the M3 after break-in period.

You want to know about e90 performance in general?
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      11-07-2007, 02:51 PM   #26
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      11-12-2007, 04:44 AM   #27
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Well, it's certainly not orange, but it's definitely pimply Having spent this much on a car, I would expect a mirror finish to the paint, but that's just not the case. If you look at the panels from certain angles you can see the coarseness on the surface. I don't think it's anything to do with the Supaguard, just a poor paint job from the factory.

As for polishing to improve it, a fairly coarse rubbing compound will normally flatten the finish and remove blemishes. This can leave light surface scratches and swirl marks, but these can be removed by buffing with a very fine grit. I guess they would need to re-apply the Supaguard afterwards, although I'm not sure...

I'll let you know how I get on.
The orange peel effect is due to the plastic body panels of the wings and doors. They do not know how the get the paint finish any better on these types of materials. I saw an ordinary coupe in an underground car park, (obviously with artificial lighting) and it looked like a bad 1983 re-spray!! I was genuinely shocked at the bad quality of the finish.
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      11-28-2007, 11:20 AM   #28
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Sounds good - looking forward to using the whole rev range for myself.

My car is booked in for the run in sevice on Tuesday. They told me only an hour.....did I want to wait.....no loan car available.
My cars in on 11th December. They said they wanted it for the whole day !!! They said the run in service is more than just an oil change. Can you confirm how long this actually took ?
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      01-20-2008, 10:51 AM   #29
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now everyone knows....

that the M3 service takes longer then 45 minutes, the diff. the trans and oil get changed. that and i bet only one or two techs have made it to proper training for E92 M3 - sorry the person you talked to wasnt more qualified...happens oh so often.....hope the car is running great though...
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