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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 Sun, Jul-25-2010, 05:09:41 AM   #11
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Fantastic write-up, I'll feel a little more confident when I go to tackle this one... I'm at 22,000 miles right now so I'm not sure I'd want to wait until Inspection II to get it done, or is it really not necessary until then?
According to all the info I have seen, Inspection I does not include the coolant flush (or plugs or fuel filter). I am right at 50k miles now and my fluid was really clean and blue. A socal BMW dealer completed the Inspection I at around 32k miles and I bet they did it then.
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Nicely done! Subscribed
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Thanks! Very good DIY but some pictures are missing at this moment.
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Fantastic DIY and the pics are great. Thanks for taking the time to do this. These DIY's are what makes the forums worth it.
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I just got done doing this maintenance item along with a bunch of other stuff.

Great job! It's about time someone made a DIY.
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Awesome! Thanks for taking the time to write this out, I am sure it will help out a ton of people.
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Good job..... The only part of your process that scares me is the shop vac blowing into the coolant resevior. I see the shop vac hose fits nicely over the cap but your essentially blowing debris back into your resevior. I would try rigging my air compressor first with something that wont contaminate the coolant... Otherwise, kudos for being creative....
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Awesome Job OP!! Thanks for the write.
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Fantastic DIY and the pics are great. Thanks for taking the time to do this. These DIY's are what makes the forums worth it.
WOW.. with this and ian's stuff we should have the complete DIY for a inspection 2 layed out in pictures and very well documented!!

great job thread starter!
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Great write up. I need to do this next year.
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