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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, Apr-29-2008, 04:47:17 PM   #101
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I replaced my bank 2 header due to a failing cat I believe around 55k miles. Theres no tell tale sign of when a cat will go bad. Good thing is it's covered 8 years or 80,000 miles

covered by whom? BMWNA?

under the original warranty?
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covered by whom? BMWNA?

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yes, bmwna is legally require to cover the cats till 8/80,000
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Old Tue, Apr-29-2008, 11:34:01 PM   #103
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I was covered by CPO warranty, but yes like Ian said its also covered 8year,80k miles.
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I had brand new rotors, pads & sensors installed from factory through warranty. I want to bleed my breaks because the squeak is just crazy. Would you guys say 8 60MPH-10MPH would be enough? After I let it cool down from the first cycle of 8 times, should I repeat the process in the same day or another day?

Edit: Forgot to mention, I have the drilled rotors if it changes anything.

Also, does the Inspection II magically start to appear on your dash? When I turn the key, the only thing that it says is the OILSERVICE.

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I had brand new rotors, pads & sensors installed from factory through warranty. I want to bleed my breaks because the squeak is just crazy. Would you guys say 8 60MPH-10MPH would be enough? After I let it cool down from the first cycle of 8 times, should I repeat the process in the same day or another day?

Edit: Forgot to mention, I have the drilled rotors if it changes anything.

Also, does the Inspection II magically start to appear on your dash? When I turn the key, the only thing that it says is the OILSERVICE.
The number of cycles really depends on the pads you have. I just do it till they begin to fade a little.

In terms of the inspection interval, you should be resetting the service interval every time it gets to 0 (and you service the car). Then the next service in the cycle will begin
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I had brand new rotors, pads & sensors installed from factory through warranty. I want to bleed my breaks because the squeak is just crazy. Would you guys say 8 60MPH-10MPH would be enough? After I let it cool down from the first cycle of 8 times, should I repeat the process in the same day or another day?

Edit: Forgot to mention, I have the drilled rotors if it changes anything.

Also, does the Inspection II magically start to appear on your dash? When I turn the key, the only thing that it says is the OILSERVICE.
If you have the zcp brakes (im guessing since you said you have drilled rotors) they do tend to squeak on light applications of the brakes. Bleeding the brakes have nothing to do with brake noise. Bleeding the brakes means your bleeding the brake fluid (people do this if the brake pedal feels mushy like theres air in the lines). What your about to do is called bedding the pads (stops from 60-10 8 to 10 times is more then efficient).

Your service indicator is not magical in any way. It says "OIL SERVICE XXX miles" because thats all you need is an oil service. After the oil service is due (when the indicator says 1000 miles or less) and performed and the service is reset the next service will then be an Inspection (whether its inspection I or II depends on what the previous service was).
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If you have the zcp brakes (im guessing since you said you have drilled rotors) they do tend to squeak on light applications of the brakes. Bleeding the brakes have nothing to do with brake noise. Bleeding the brakes means your bleeding the brake fluid (people do this if the brake pedal feels mushy like theres air in the lines). What your about to do is called bedding the pads (stops from 60-10 8 to 10 times is more then efficient).

Your service indicator is not magical in any way. It says "OIL SERVICE XXX miles" because thats all you need is an oil service. After the oil service is due (when the indicator says 1000 miles or less) and performed and the service is reset the next service will then be an Inspection (whether its inspection I or II depends on what the previous service was).
Yes it is competition package, I did it 6 times today the sqeek went away for now. We'll see what happens. It was bothering me a lot but seems to be a common thing with true sport cars. My friend has a 911 997 Turbo Cab and he said his does it as well.

Also as far as Inspection II, my oil service said I have 11000 left of driving. So after this 11000, when I get my oil change done the next service would be my Inspection II correct?
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Yes it is competition package, I did it 6 times today the sqeek went away for now. We'll see what happens. It was bothering me a lot but seems to be a common thing with true sport cars. My friend has a 911 997 Turbo Cab and he said his does it as well.

Also as far as Inspection II, my oil service said I have 11000 left of driving. So after this 11000, when I get my oil change done the next service would be my Inspection II correct?
It can either be an inspection I or inspection II. Depends on what the previous service's were.

Example:

First service 1200 mile: self explanatory

2nd service: 15k service (oil service and a microfilter change)

3rd service: Inspection I (Again self explanatory)

4th service: 15k

5th service: Inspection II

6th service: 15k

7th service: Inspection I

etc. etc. etc.
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