Updated 01-07-23:


For years people have been assuming that just UNDERSIDE checks are adequate when searching for crack or spot weld failures on the BMW E46 RACP.

However, this is not the case.
Since first finding INTERNAL issues back in 2014 we've been actively inspecting the INTERNAL sections of the BMW E46 RACP which are closed cavities hidden by the Rear Seat Panel and Boot Floor Panel.

Therefore the only BMW E46 RACP check you should consider having is an UNDERSIDE & INTERNAL Check & Report.

If your vehicle has previously been inspected only underneath the vehicle then you should consider having someone also inspect the Internal sections with a borescope camera like in our video below.

The Redish Motorsport E46 RACP Check & Report is split into 2 parts:

  • RACP findings
  • Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection

Here's an example video of our process:

RACP Findings:

You will receive a detailed printed report if any cracks or spot weld problems are found.

You will also receive a picture pack of the findings from our inspection.

Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection:

A lot of our customers also wish to know more about the condition of their BMW E46 M3 and therefore take advantage of the opportunity to have their E46 M3 with a dedicated M-power specialist like Redish Motorsport.

This consists of us (arguably one of the UK's leading BMW E46 M3 specialists) studying the mechanical and underside components of your BMW E46 M3 to report on the condition of them.

We are extremely thorough and will even report on missing undertray screws, and incorrectly used or sited fixings for example.
We are all E46 M3 owner/drivers at Redish Motorsport and currently (2023) have 6x E46 M3's between us staff and have even built many E46 M3's from bare bodyshells.

So we're perfectly placed to inspect, check, test, and report on all manor of items like:

  • Engine & Ancillaries
  • Fuel System
  • Cooling System
  • Exhaust System
  • Clutch System
  • Gearbox & Gearshift 
  • Propshaft & Driveshaft
  • Front Axle & Suspension
  • Steering System
  • Rear Axle & Suspension
  • Braking System
  • Wheels & Tyres
  • Underside Bodywork including corrosion assessment

Once we've carried out our 'Comprehensive Vehicle Inspection', we will write a detailed report of any findings and present that to you in the form of a printed 'Advisory Report'.

We will also picture every point which we have noted in our printed report then provide you with those picture for reference.

If you would like our Redish Motorsport E46 RACP Check & Report Service, we offer this for £435 including VAT.
(We will need your car for a full day).

We have 2x retail parks less than a mile away which have coffee shops, retail shops, and a cinema for example:

To make this booking we require a £100 deposit.

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