The Generational Gap
It deserves to live on.

The E46 M3 was a faint signal on my radar: I understood the classic appeal yet it wasn't enough to trigger an emotional purchase.

Until it did.

After the E92 M3, I wanted a new challenge. I might just be in over my head.

- Matt / @m3_epoustouflant

The Phoenix

In this entry, BMW gets sued. I touch on the original design flaws, BMW's attempt to fix it and how they fell short until the M3 V8s came around. I used my experience on the Phoenix's restoration to provide insights. 

In this entry: BMW once (or twice) recalled bearings - AH! I chat history and variants of bolts. We button up the S54's bulletproofing by replacing the rod bearings with the ACL standard set.

In this entry, money gets shifted: the RTD shifter got bolted & center'ed by InnovAuto and I finally got to fool around to get a feel for it, with video proof.
On this entry, we fit one cam, and we wait [...] and wait [...]. I document the little things we did while in there including the notorious valve adjustments. 
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