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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, Sep-17-2013, 12:26:30 AM   #11
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Scheiße that was fun to read! Hopefully I never have to do this, but it's nice that someone has done a nice writeup. Maybe we can all pitch in couple bucks and buy you a new camera flash for your next DIY (Just kidding, I know what a PITA it is to get light into cramped, dark spaces)
Started off with a dslr thinking it would work better for this... ended up with the usual Panasonic tz5

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You mention that it is not necessary to dismount the steering rack. Can you explain?

Great DIY by the way. "Repost" came to mind for the first half of the pictures!! LOL!
Sure Dermit, I meant the steering rack is attached to the subframe brace and can stay attached to said brace during the procedure.
In the oil pan diy I removed the brace for extra wiggle room

Yup, recycling pics makes the writeup more manageable. Doing a step by step like this takes forever!

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Awesome! Thanks for the DIY!
Thanks guys, you're welcome!

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Great job bro!!!!
Thanks Dafoe, I finally got to it!
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Judging from the look, you guys did this job for fun more than necessity. Very detailed DIY, wish I had this sort of gumshin.
We were expecting much worse. Lead was reading 14 per blackstone and I was not comfortable with that... besides, someone has to do this DIY!
I blame all the gumption on my brother lol
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Superb work. Thanks for the DIY.
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Old Tue, Sep-17-2013, 12:49:54 AM   #14
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Do you know if you still have to torque 3 times if you use ARP bolts? http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-22...-m10-size.aspx
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Finally! Looks like a solid bit of work too!

Great job!
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Superb work. Thanks for the DIY.
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Do you know if you still have to torque 3 times if you use ARP bolts? http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-22...-m10-size.aspx
I have no idea... I'd love to think ARP includes some kind of instructions that should supercede anything Bmw says
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In for epicness. Will be following these instructions this weekend.

Also here is a link to BMW's instructions on replacing them. It goes in detail the parts needed for what years.

http://members.roadfly.org/kmurph/BearingsSB.pdf

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Nice work
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Great job putting it together.

I will not be doing this one.
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Discussing Rod Bearings in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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