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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 Mon, Jan-23-2017, 04:19:48 AM   #1
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Default Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

Does any of this apply to the S54 engine?

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Default Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

I believe not. S54 seems to use the M52 style ring.
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Old Mon, Jan-23-2017, 07:33:50 AM   #3
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Mine does not burn a drop of oil.
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Mine does not burn oil either. That goes for both of my current m equipped with s54's.
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Default Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

I've never had to add oil between changes. It stays at the top of the mark for 5000+ miles.
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Default Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

Same here. It stays at the same level from last oil change...not a drop required to top it off.
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As with everyone else posting, I have not had to add any oil between changes. I try to check it regularly and the levels are consistently the same. OP, are you finding that your car is consuming oil?
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Default Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

No oil consumption here, either... on my S54s.

S62 on the other hand... is a two stroke
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2-3 liters between oil changes. ~4K miles/yr. Not a single drop consumed on track; always happens during normal street driving. Compression/leakdown test is way overdue.
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Happy to say, not a drop burned.
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