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Ten Sports Cars That Double as Good Daily Drivers
The best daily driver is a car that's reliable, usable, and still fun to drive. Popular daily sports cars include the BMW M3, Subaru WRX, and VW GTI.

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OBD II monitor not ready
Hi! Your BMW has a timing element for certain functions on the Engine Control Module that can be read by the OBD II scanner. BMW has their own special scanner that resets certain things like oil change, emission inspection, and...
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Sensor messed up
Hello. There should be a Check Engine warning light on the dash display. It could also be a loose connection if you recently had exhaust work done. If you have any failure in the catalyst sensors or wiring, it should...
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The car wont start because the ignition lock is jammed, can i fix it without buying a new ignition lock or repair kit?
If the ignition key will not turn, try a different key if you have one to see if the original key is worn. If you do not have another key then I suggest getting another lock. You could also try...
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Passenger side of roof is stuck
It would be difficult to determine the exact cause of your BMW M3's issue without inspecting the latch that holds the convertible top to the passenger side of your vehicle. This latch may be damaged in some way that is...
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Transmission intermittently won't shift to next gear
It is very possible that the transmission may require a full rebuild or a replacement in order for it to perform properly. Although you are able to shift into other gears, if certain gears are not working correctly, transmission damage...
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Stereo malfunctions until car hits bump in road
The most common cause of this issue would be a loose ground wire. I would recommend searching for wiring diagrams relating to the radio to see where the ground wires are mounted. Then I would make sure that all of...
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Buzzing noise in sounds system
If the radio is making any noise at all without the key in the ignition, this would mean the radio is receiving power from the battery at all times. This can cause excessive battery drain and the vehicle may not...
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Thumps and grinding noises in differential
It is possible that you could have a faulty wheel bearing. Wheel bearings can often cause grinding noises when the lubrication onside them dries up. I would recommend having your vehicle inspected once more for a rear wheel bearing failure....
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my car is misfiring
The DME is a possible failure for the misfire for your 2002 BMW M3. A complete pinpoint test for the codes would need to be done to rule out anything like coils or plugs. Your shop replaced the plugs and...
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My car makes a very odd beeping noise, what gives?
Hi there. This is most likely a service reminder indicator chiming. Take note of any messages on the display panel. It could also be the seat belt reminder chiming. This could be due to the belt being unfastened or the...
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Idle random misfire, very light but not passing smog
Hello, thanks for writing in. Random misfires can be caused by many things, and can sometimes be difficult to diagnose for this reason. If you've already checked out the listed components then it may be possible that the coolant temperature...
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Still the same Bruno
It sounds like your M3 is leaking coolant - that would explain the "clear, but slippery" liquid - although it is unclear from where. Rather than risk engine overheat from driving it further, I would recommend having YourMechanic diagnose this...
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Is it possible to install my broken serpentine belt back my car?
Hi, thanks for writing in. I'm a little confused by your question. If you're asking whether it's possible to install a broken serpentine belt on a vehicle and drive 20 miles, I'd say not. If the belt is physically broken,...
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Is getting a 2010 BMW M3 with 70,000 miles used as a daily driver expensive annually?
Hello. Though this vehicle will be fun to drive, it will be much more expensive to maintain then the Infiniti is. The cost for every service is more expensive, and normal wear parts like brakes and tires will typically cost...
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Replacing multiple parts
Hello Enrico. Thanks for writing into YourMechanic.com. After reviewing your list of items you need completed on your BMW M3, I am not certain we are able to help you with these items. Our mobile mechanics complete several general and...
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Synthetic oil brand
We would use Castrol 5w30 oil. The vehicle does recommend full synthetic but it is not required. You would have to request the full synthetic Castrol 5w30 or the standard Castrol 5w30 oil. If you special request a different oil...
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How much would it cost to replace the crankshaft on a 2008 M3 Coupe?
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us however!
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Crankshaft bearing replacement cost 2008 BMW M3
Hello - unfortunately, this is not a service YourMechanic offers at this time. Thanks for thinking of us though!
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Rear differential seems to be leaking. 2001 BMW M3
Hello - there are several possible sources of a differential fluid leak: the pinion seal, the axle flange seals, or the rear differential cover gasket. I recommend an oil leak inspection performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one...
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I have a BMW e39 and I wanna add a keypad ignition I was Wondering if you can explain how to install it
You can obtain a keypad ignition system for security on you vehicle and install it into your vehicle with little effort. You can supply the keypad system with a USB port like a cell phone, but make sure that the...

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