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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, Jan-27-2017, 01:26:42 AM   #41
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Default Re: Does Your E46 BMW Consume Oil?

160k miles and does not burn oil...at all
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Old Fri, Jan-27-2017, 01:34:35 AM   #42
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S54 no, but M54s love to leak and/or burn oil like it's their business. Overall I much prefer the S54 for maintenance than the M54.
The S54 is also a LOT easier to work on. Any M54 project where you have to take the intake manifold off (which is quite a few) is maddening.
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Old Fri, Jan-27-2017, 01:55:41 AM   #43
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The S54 is also a LOT easier to work on. Any M54 project where you have to take the intake manifold off (which is quite a few) is maddening.
Yep that's what I meant, pulling the manifold on the m3 is cake compared to the M54. I've done CCV's on the M54 with and without pulling the manifold and both were miserable experiences filled with cussing and bloody knuckles. Dare I even prefer working on the N54/N55 when it comes to the intake manifold.
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134k miles, 4500 miles on Mag 1 5w-40 and not a drop has been lost.
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Old Fri, Jan-27-2017, 09:20:36 AM   #45
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Switched my S54 to Euro headers, makes CPV valve (and some other components under the hood) more reliable and easier to change (I am on my 3rd CPV valve...). On my M54 (330xi), I didn't change it myself, my mechanic friend told me it was a b**** to change (he had funny comments about german engineers in the process), he told me he had to remove headers.
Since my last CPV valve + cranckcase ventilation overhaul: not a single drop of oil between oil changes.
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Switched my S54 to Euro headers, makes CPV valve (and some other components under the hood) more reliable and easier to change (I am on my 3rd CPV valve...). On my M54 (330xi), I didn't change it myself, my mechanic friend told me it was a b**** to change (he had funny comments about german engineers in the process), he told me he had to remove headers.
Since my last CPV valve + cranckcase ventilation overhaul: not a single drop of oil between oil changes.
You should probably do the $5 forever cpv fix
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107,000 miles, zero leaks and burning zero oil. Proper warm ups and oil change cycles help.

Plus, 90% of my miles are highway (not sure if that matters much).
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You should probably do the $5 forever cpv fix
whats that?
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whats that?
A vitton O-Ring to replace the original one of the CPV valve.
Sold by some members on the forum. I have a ton left if you want me to ship you a couple.

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whats that?
Proof that nobody reads the stickies
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