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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Fri, Feb-16-2018, 01:09:56 AM   #21
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I need to replace my cam bolts and just placed the order for this and the seals as well. might as well do them while I am at this vanos lol
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Old Fri, Feb-16-2018, 01:50:47 AM   #22
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Glad to see your project come to fruition Raj and the forum have access to another solution over OE. Seems forever ago that we were having those initial technical discussions. Thanks for the shout-out.
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Old Fri, Feb-16-2018, 03:27:44 AM   #23
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Good to see you got them in production Raj! I was lucky enough to get one of early test units from a couple years ago.
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Dammit. Had my vanos done two years ago lol
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Old Fri, Feb-16-2018, 01:59:50 PM   #25
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Awesome. Ordering everything now to do the rebuild. What do you guys recommend for an exhaust hub, if needed?
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Old Fri, Feb-16-2018, 06:02:56 PM   #26
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Are their any symptoms if this is broken? I haven't seen any discussion about this.
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Are their any symptoms if this is broken? I haven't seen any discussion about this.
They're all broken by 75,000 miles, from cars I've opened up.

Most are broken by 50,000 miles.
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Awesome. Ordering everything now to do the rebuild. What do you guys recommend for an exhaust hub, if needed?
Not sure what you're asking...?

The beisan exhaust hub is a great way to go.
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Not sure what you're asking...?

The beisan exhaust hub is a great way to go.
I didn't see that Beisan made a replacement/reinforced exhaust hub? It looks like TurboToys and Dr.Vanos makes one?

I'm just generally confused, thanks for your help!
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I didn't see that Beisan made a replacement/reinforced exhaust hub? It looks like TurboToys and Dr.Vanos makes one?

I'm just generally confused, thanks for your help!
Dr. Vanos (cryo-treated) or stock (non-treated) hub with Beisan re-drilled disk
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