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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, Jun-26-2012, 03:19:02 AM   #41
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Awesome, I'm keeping a copy of this DIY.
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Nice work and DIY Shadow...you beat me to it haha. I need to do this. Work and personal life has kept me extremely busy. Will post up my results.
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Nice work and DIY Shadow...you beat me to it haha. I need to do this. Work and personal life has kept me extremely busy. Will post up my results.
Haha you should have told me, I would have been more than happy to let you do the DIY :P

After Wednesday when I have a final I will try to find the energy to do the DIY for the oil pan.
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Thanks for the great write up.

When installing the vanos, is there a torque for the two shafts? there was another DIY that said to just hand tighten them but that can be subjective. thanks
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Excellent thread! Subscribing and saving!
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Old Sat, Jul-14-2012, 12:35:48 PM   #46
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Thanks for the great write up.

When installing the vanos, is there a torque for the two shafts? there was another DIY that said to just hand tighten them but that can be subjective. thanks
The two shafts would be 12.9 if they had a rating, so they're very strong. They're also tiny, and the open ended wrenches you use to tighten/untighten are really small. So don't go gorilla on them but tighten them properly.

They can definitely take some tightening... unlike the bolts which close up the vanos which are butter
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Nice work! Don't see myself every doing this DIY though. I know my limits and will leave this kind of stuff to my local independant shop(Koala)!
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Great DIY! Makes me feel confident that I can do this myself. Ever get to that Oil Pan DIY? When I took my splash guard off a few days ago to install my TMS Pulleys, I noticed 3 of the bolts were completely gone and 4 of them were hand tight. Everything was fine 500 miles ago. Hopefully dropping the oil pan will not be in my future lol.
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Nopes, never did the DIY. I have the pics, it's the writeup which I fear hehe.

I read your thread when you posted it and can't remember if I answered or not.

When I took my oil pan off I had one bolt which had broken inside the hole, probably from when the car got its rod bearings changed or something.

I would sooner flush the oil and leave the car without oil for several days while it all drips out, then use brake cleaner to clean the holes with the missing bolts and then RTV the holes shut than remove the oil pan. It wasn't fun at all.

I should get around to the DIY this coming week.

FWIW, those bolts are rated 8.8 and never 'grab' on very hard. They're little POS, I guess that's why there are so many of them. Careful when you tighten them.
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Old Sun, Jul-15-2012, 12:25:21 AM   #50
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Great work!!!!

Is there any need to vent the system for the oil to full the vanos system?

According TIS there is a procedure to vent that.


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