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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, Nov-08-2015, 11:03:01 PM   #1
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As told by Oscar Li (omhl).

VANOS explosion, rear subframe cracking, rod bearing wear.

Frequent blank stares or rolling eyes usually meets my eyes as I struggle to explain why I choose to endure the demanding maintenance and preventive maintenance schedules. They won’t ever understand why I picked this car or even why I am such a fanboy of this platform. To me, a car is the embodiment of soul and passion of all the engineers who had designed it.

The car exists as a story that is left behind to tell the owner exactly who the men and women that built the car were and what they were capable of at that time. A snapshot of history and engineering to serve as inspiration for those who follow.

My friends and family would ask why I would keep such a high maintenance car. I guess the purpose of this article is to remind ourselves as we throw money at our cars to revisit what made us fall in love with the car in the first place. Sometimes we take it for-granted.

Let me explain.. http://thebuildjournal.com/stories/s...-m3-last-kind/
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But.. what happened to the white one in your SIG
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Old Mon, Nov-09-2015, 02:12:52 AM   #3
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Ja feel man. Ja definitely feel.

Love what you wrote on your blog.
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Old Mon, Nov-09-2015, 05:04:31 AM   #4
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Going to do a WPC rod bearing replacement soon with Lang Racing @ Irvine, this Friday.
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Great shot. I'm convinced people just don't like Tiag because it's too common. Otherwise it's a gorgeous color and a very German one at that.
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Great shot. I'm convinced people just don't like Tiag because it's too common. Otherwise it's a gorgeous color and a very German one at that.
we are pretty much twinsies
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Love the Tiag, sharp looking cars guys!
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TiAG forever.
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I suppose buying a TiAg would be the way to go if I wanted to experience boredom.

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^^Good one troll...

Thanks for sharing Andrew. And Oscar, I shared this on facebook to my network. Great work. You hit the nail right on
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