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      01-13-2018, 11:43 PM   #1
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Jerez E92 M3 build/restoration

I just picked up a 2010 E92 M3 clean title, no accident (?), 2 owner, 103k, DCT, carbon roof and 100% stock minus OEM ZCP wheels that were pretty thrashed. I found it on Craigslist and made the 200 mile trip to go and get it. At first, I had just looked over it because it was obviously pretty rough from the pictures on the ad but I kept going back to it and convinced myself I wanted a project to continually improve like my last E46 M3. PO also said he replaced both throttle actuators with OEM units about 500 miles before I purchased it. Enough talk, onto the good stuff. Here's a rundown of whats wrong with it;
-Oil level was too high
-TPMS failure (going to code this out)
-missing passenger reflector
-bent oil cooler/bumper/grille (oil cooler still perfectly functional with no leaks but I took it as an opportunity to upgrade )
-typical worn exterior trim
-paint in desperate need of correction
-sun fading on the CF roof
-interior needs a deep clean
-thrashed wheels/cheap tires
Overall, the list makes it sound worse than it is. I drove back over 200 miles and it was solid.


As soon as I got home I gave her a bath/decon and it was up on the quick jacks for paint correction and further inspection. I'm not sure what the previous owner hit but I believe it was just an off road excursion. He claimed to know nothing about it. Anyways, I have some big plans for her and have already started ordering a plethora of parts to include;
-Apex ARC8 satin black with Michelin PSS 18x9.5 et22 18x10.5 et27 265/35 and 285/35
-oil change kit (liquimoly)
-oil pan gasket
-oil filter gasket
-OEM transmission mounts
-windshield upper/lower trim
-4 new jack pads
-central switch assembly (missing button)
-cabin filters
-BMC intake filter
-OEM coolant for a flush
-Turner aluminum skid plate
-OEM lower grille
-OEM rear badge
-headlight gasket L/R
-Vibratechnic motor mounts (got here in 2 days from the U.K.!)
-CSF oil cooler
-BE rod bearings
-BE rod bolts

That's it for now. I'll gradually order more and more because I'm a maniac like the rest of us. Future plans for the car include;
-Ohlins R&T
-Brembo 6 piston 365 fronts
-Turner solid subframe bushings
-Powerflex purple diff bushings
-test pipes
-BPM tune/GTS DCT flash
-whatever else

Here's some pictures I have of the progress;

First fill up, FILTHY!

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In the garage after a wash inpecting;

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Comparison after one pass with Jescar correcting compound, a MF cutting pad and Rupes polisher, not too bad.

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Weathered trim;

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Hood after the first round;

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Oil cooler/tray damage;

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FILTHY engine bay;

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Now for mods!

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Apex 75MM wheel studs

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Apex ARC8 Satin black w/ Michelin PSS

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Much more to come but that's all for now.

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      01-14-2018, 01:32 AM   #2
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Hell of a start! Nice ride and garage my man
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      01-14-2018, 09:01 AM   #3
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Wow. Very rough indeed, that engine bay oh my goodness.

Glad you saved that from the path that car was heading, you will give it a good life.

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      01-14-2018, 11:36 AM   #4
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Favorite build threads are reviving M cars that need attention! Great work so far I'll be following this kne
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      01-14-2018, 12:00 PM   #5
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Sub'd. Interested in seeing the paint correction (as well as everything else).
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      01-14-2018, 12:07 PM   #6
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It's amazing how poorly some of these cars were treated. When I bought mine I thought it was in rough shape but yours is on another level. If you plan on doing a paint correction yourself that's a lot of days in your garage. Probably going to need new rotors/pads up front, new front belly pan kit, battery, spark plugs, alignment, etc.
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      01-14-2018, 01:12 PM   #7
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Awesome work so far. Love seeing this car being brought to life!
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      01-14-2018, 03:09 PM   #8
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Fantastic to see a proper bloke picking up and saving one of these great cars - awesome Warpig!
Car looked like shite when you got it, I am so looking forward to see the progress on this thread!

Thanks!
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      01-14-2018, 06:04 PM   #9
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      01-14-2018, 06:08 PM   #10
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How does the trim get that bad?! My car has 115k and has seen a lot of 4-season abuse and spent its share of time outside but shows no cracking or wear.

Good job for giving this car the TLC it finally deserves
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      01-14-2018, 06:58 PM   #11
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if you decide to sell the zcp wheels let me know!
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      01-14-2018, 07:18 PM   #12
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wow...how/where do u have to drive to get the engine bay that dirty?
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      01-14-2018, 11:02 PM   #13
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Thank you everybody for the kind words!

Today I got some work done on the interior and put the bumper/headlights on so they could be compounded/polished. I also put the new lower grille on to see how it would fit the lower part of the bumper being slightly damaged and it fits perfectly into all tabs. I will get a Euro bumper eventually.

Started by taking the front seats out and cleaning the extras the PO had left;

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Grossness on the steering wheel;

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Notice the greasy looking film...

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After. I used Leather masters 3 part kit for the leather, cockpit premium on the plastic pieces, my commercial heated carpet extractor, steam machine and shop vac.

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Apex wheels cleaned and ready for their coating, I'll be trying Kamikaze Stance.

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Hard to tell from the pictures but the seats look a lot better and don't have a sheen to them anymore.

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Passenger side cleaned, middle and driver side not...

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Next, I need to finish the exterior polishing and apply the ceramic coating. All of the parts I bought should be here by Wednesday this week so Tuesday I'll be dropping the front subframe in preparation for rod bearings and putting everything else on to make her presentable.

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      01-14-2018, 11:09 PM   #14
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Amazing progress so far! That interior cleaned up nicely. Looking forward to seeing the ARC-8's on the car
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      01-14-2018, 11:15 PM   #15
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Great job on the inside! Omg that ps2 card looool
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      01-15-2018, 02:03 AM   #16
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Night and day difference after your cleaning
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      01-15-2018, 04:21 AM   #17
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Good first round with this task Warpig. Damn that car was dirty man. Keep that hard work up while the rest of us follow and enjoy progress!
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      01-15-2018, 11:01 AM   #18
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Wow, the PO must have not gave a crap about this car. Can't wait to see the end result! She will be a beauty.
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      01-15-2018, 12:30 PM   #19
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How does someone do this to a car? Glad its in good hands and being looked after now, good job so far!
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      01-15-2018, 01:58 PM   #20
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So sad to see how the previous owner treated it....looks like it is making some excellent progress so far!
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      01-15-2018, 06:27 PM   #21
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      01-15-2018, 07:05 PM   #22
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Wow, subbed. Amazing progress. What a shame with the condition the PO left the car in. I'm sure you'll make this look all new again.

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