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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 Tue, Dec-05-2017, 10:34:37 PM   #1
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Default While the crank is being rebuilt...

I have been going through the engine and parts and cleaning them up as I go,
I was smoothing out the casting marks on the exhaust runners and this 5 popped up out of the carbon, it is on cylinder six. Just thought it was interesting.

The date on the fuel filter is 2001 so I thought I would open it up just to see how bad was, fuel enters on the outside and exits on the inside of the filter. You can see from the last pic the filter used to be that yellowish tan originally.
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What’s the 5 from?!
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Whatís the 5 from?!
No idea, it is cast into the exhaust runner, I've never seen that done on any other BMW or any engine for that matter, a manufactures mark for sure, batch number?
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Iirc mine did not have that, but I’m doing headers on the red car soon, I’m going to see if I have something. Odd placing.
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Strange eh? This head would have been manufactured before June 2001
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Itís the S54 version of a golden ticket!


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Only in this case instead Willie Wonka's chocolate factory it will be an all expense paid trip to Germany to roam the halls of the BMW museum after hours along with a day on the test track with a couple of Fršuleins.
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