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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Fri, Nov-17-2017, 04:09:56 PM
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Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

So that thread mentions that you were doing it "second time around". At what mileage was the first time around done? Was it just 15k miles before?

Hard to believe that is the original set that...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Wed, Nov-15-2017, 03:30:15 AM
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Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 07:40:14 PM
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Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

Yeah, Jae, I agree. Would be interesting to see if in the future data will also support this hypothesis that VAC bearings are more starved of oil, get spun more, more issues with them, etc. But...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Tue, Nov-14-2017, 05:31:40 AM
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Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

I believe VAC applies some spray-on coating to "reduce friction". Not sure of the film or how it wears/lasts, but does not sound like the best approach. This reduces clearance so you don't get the...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 04:43:50 AM
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Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

2-3 hours...:jawdrop: How many do you go through a year?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 04:35:07 AM
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Posted By mrgizmo04
Re: Rod bearing pics - 2004 M3 motor w/93k miles

Yeah I was going to say, top row doesn't show any copper. Impressive.

I think most folks use blackstone analysis as a guide as to when to do it?
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) Sat, Nov-04-2017, 04:23:37 AM
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