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      08-18-2021, 01:26 PM   #1
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Video: We bought the highest mileage E92 M3 in the UK

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We are big fans of the E92 M3 and this is our 6th one! We still currently own the Japan Red E92 but wanted to do something a bit different and buy the highest mileage one we could and see what would need attention to make it drive like it should.














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How lucky that the highest mileage e9X was an amazing spec MCB edition. Congrats and we look forward to seeing updates.
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man, that is a ridiculous amount of rust.
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man, that is a ridiculous amount of rust.
UK life...they salt the roads in the winter so if the car is used all year round thats not a surprise.
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How lucky that the highest mileage e9X was an amazing spec MCB edition. Congrats and we look forward to seeing updates.
We're excited about this project too.
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      08-19-2021, 12:27 PM   #6
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Really excited for this, my E92 is about to cross 80k miles and I'm looking forward to planning ahead.
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Subscribed.. Thank you good people of Bedfordshire. What a great idea for a project and thread. There are examples - even as far back as 2015 - of cars with 264K miles and still on the original RB. See images and links below if interested. Looking forward to seeing what you uncover with this refurbishment project. The thick, flaking rust looks awful.. U.K. roads in the winter must be quite the slurry pit.. Dry Ice blasting / cleaning as a starting point comes to mind..



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Subscribed.. Thank you good people of Bedfordshire. What a great idea for a project and thread. There are examples - even as far back as 2015 - of cars with 264K miles and still on the original RB. See images and links below if interested. Looking forward to seeing what you uncover with this refurbishment project. The thick, flaking rust looks awful.. U.K. roads in the winter must be quite the slurry pit.. Dry Ice blasting / cleaning as a starting point comes to mind..



https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1184983
UK roads are heavily salted in the winter so if you use the car all year round this is quite normal.
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We've come some way in this project. Forgot to share videos on here in case you haven't seen them! You should really be subbed to our channel











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Would you guys do a video of dry ice blasting the rusted areas of the undercarriage?
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Would you guys do a video of dry ice blasting the rusted areas of the undercarriage?
Yes that is in the plans. Think it would be quite satisfying to watch.
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We've come some way in this project. Forgot to share videos on here in case you haven't seen them! You should really be subbed to our channel
Thank you for posting the vids here. So, 13hp just from replacing the old and worn plugs! It's known that the S65 is sensitive to worn plugs, but now we can see by how much. Great content. Thanks again.
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As I understand, the theme is; common items to replace on a high mileage car to give it new life. Will there be any slightly more involved upgrades in the pipeline for it? I've been particularly interested in what you do with the rear trailing arm and subframe.
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As I understand, the theme is; common items to replace on a high mileage car to give it new life. Will there be any slightly more involved upgrades in the pipeline for it? I've been particularly interested in what you do with the rear trailing arm and subframe.
Probably not on this car but something we will probably do on our Japan Red E92 M3.
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Probably not on this car but something we will probably do on our Japan Red E92 M3.
Understandable given the theme. As a new owner, Iím thoroughly enjoying the series. Great work!
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We've come some way in this project. Forgot to share videos on here in case you haven't seen them! You should really be subbed to our channel
I appreciate the regular update videos. I'm thoroughly enjoying each of them. I'm a newer owner of my E93 M3; and am fascinated with learning more of the inner workings of the car. You and your staff are very knowledgeable and informative.

This E9x M3 sure is a wonderful car!! I'm loving it so far.

Keep the videos coming.

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For the new folks watching, the lose back end / rear end movement being experienced and described by Evolve (Imran?) in their latest video is typically solved by installing solid rear subframe bushings. Here's a link to a good quality set that I have had great success with. Wheel hop (axle tramp), rear axle side step, and the general lack of being buttoned down feeling that most E9X M3s have -> with the OEM bushings - can be solved using solid sub-frame bushings.. With FX series cars BMW moved to solid sub-frame bushings to cure this issue (a-la Porsche)..
http://alekshop.com/products/aleksho...ngs_bmw_e9x_m3
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How lucky that the highest mileage e9X was an amazing spec MCB edition. Congrats and we look forward to seeing updates.
I was going to say the same thing! Incredible!
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For the new folks watching, the lose back end / rear end movement being experienced and described by Evolve (Imran?) in their latest video is typically solved by installing solid rear subframe bushings. Here's a link to a good quality set that I have had great success with. Wheel hop (axle tramp), rear axle side step, and the general lack of being buttoned down feeling that most E9X M3s have -> with the OEM bushings - can be solved using solid sub-frame bushings.. With FX series cars BMW moved to solid sub-frame bushings to cure this issue (a-la Porsche)..
http://alekshop.com/products/aleksho...ngs_bmw_e9x_m3
In what way are these better than the BW or Turner solid bushings?
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man, that is a ridiculous amount of rust.
UK life...they salt the roads in the winter so if the car is used all year round thats not a surprise.
They salt the roads where i live too and my undercarriage doesn't look anywhere near that bad
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In what way are these better than the BW or Turner solid bushings?
"Better" always tends to depend on one's personal perspective, subjective preference, or intended purpose. The Alex Shop bushings are Delrin isolated and look very similar - 'visually' - to the Turner Motorsports Delrin/Aluminum solid bushings.

Delrin is used to provide the same (or very close to) Noise Vibration and Harshness (NVH) qualities of the OEM bushings - but in a more solid bushing than OEM. Whereas the solid aluminum bushings pass more NVH into the sub-frame and vehicle cabin than either the OEM or Delrin/Aluminum solutions.

Solid Aluminum is perhaps best suited for racing cars, whereas the Delrin/Aluminum solution is perhaps better suited for street cars. Rear sub-frame movement under load is vastly improved with either solution, but the road imperfection transfer path is better isolated and mitigated by the Delrin/Aluminum solution.
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We are big fans of the E92 M3 and this is our 6th one! We still currently own the Japan Red E92 but wanted to do something a bit different and buy the highest mileage one we could and see what would need attention to make it drive like it should.
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