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Are there any particular problem ith 2002 M3

Discussion in 'E46 M3 (2001-2006)' started by salligator, Oct 23, 2014.

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    I live in Sarasota Florida and am considering buying a 2002 M3 with only 30000 miles on it.

    The air conditioning is the real problem as the owner lives in the North and does not experience really hot weather. Should I just overhaul the air conditioning.

    What sort of problems do I have to look for with an older M3?

    Many thanks in advance.
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    This really depends on how the vehicle was taken care of. My guess from the mileage and year of the vehicle that it is in pretty good shape. Common problems I see on these vehicles are evaporates for the a/c system leaking and needing replaced. Head gaskets leaking oil and having to be replaced. Also have the rear subframe checked for any cracking at the mounting points it was a recall years ago. If the vehicle is SMG make sure it shifts well before you buy that is a expensive repair. Also always have the vehicle checked out by some one who knows these cars before purchase so there are no surprises.

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    Thank you for the advice. I am going to pass on the M3.


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