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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, 05:35:07 PM   #21
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have never noticed a drop and I daily the M often
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Old Mon, Jan-23-2017, 05:37:14 PM   #22
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Check my oil level on regular basis, never had to add. Daily drive also.
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1 out of 4 S54 I've owned has consumed oil. Needless to say I hated that.
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I've owned two and neither burned any oil into the 120-130k range and counting using tws.
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Neither of mines consume, but I am not looking to hard either.
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You all cannot say with certainty that your S54s are not consuming at least a drop. Just because you aren't adding any oil does not mean your engines aren't consuming even a minuscule amount that in turn would be barely, if at all noticeable. Just playing the semantics card.
Not a drop. Seriously with certainty.
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Mine drinks like 1 quart every 500 miles
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Roughly 4k miles per year with annual spring oil change, over 83k miles on the car now. I check oil at least several times per year via dipstick and proper procedure. After the CPV o-ring was done, haven't lost a visible drop.
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With mine above 150k miles, I'm happy mine doesn't consume oil.
After 5k miles of an oil change, the oil level is exactly where I saw it 5k miles ago.
I have the upgraded cpv o-ring and I drive it daily.
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Mine used to consume a liter every 1000 miles.. turbo was installed, and two oil changes later and has not burned off any.. who knows
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