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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 Thu, Dec-06-2018, 06:42:06 PM   #41
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Default Re: HELP 04 M3 ticking under partial load/blip the throttle

The only good news here is that they say they can repair it (the block) and have done it in the past with great success.

So i'm going for a full rebuild. The quoted price is better than i expected, but still a large amount. Around 4500 with a two year warranty.
That's not including whatever the vanos will cost so here's my question..
What and where should i buy for the vanos rebuild? I've read about Beisan, but never saw a price or where to buy on their website.

I'm in Europe, so a european store would be better.

Here's a few more pics of the gasket..





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Default Re: HELP 04 M3 ticking under partial load/blip the throttle

There's also another strange thing. The indentations between the cylinder walls on the block are there, but the head is completely smooth. Shouldn't it be the other way around?




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Old Thu, Dec-06-2018, 07:04:54 PM   #43
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Wow for a car with so few miles (relatively), that's a surprising outcome. Do you know if it's ever been overheated?

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I don't know how it was treated before i bought it almost 4 years ago and 25k kms.
It was already 10 years old, 100k kms (62k miles), was always serviced at BMW within scheduled intervals and was in almost mint condition.
Two owners. The one before me had the car for 4 or 5 years and appeared to drive it sensibly. The average consumption when i got there was low, too low for where i live, but for the area he lives was very possible if the car was driven normally in a daily commute.

With me it has never even hinted any signs of overheating. Absolutely flawless other than the recent ticking noise.
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Old Thu, Dec-06-2018, 09:39:16 PM   #44
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Interesting. Maybe some tuning emissions specific, but dont know.
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I've come across a couple threads that mention head gasket problems are relatively common in Europe as opposed to US models. Something relating to euro models running leaner for some reason?
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All DIY: VANOS, WPC rod bearings, full SS (SS stepped V1 headers, catted S1, stock S2, SS sport), AFD E85 Proflex kit, Ohlins R&T/Hyperco 375f Swift 672r/GC street tops and camber plates, ST40 355 pfc08, 330 ZHP steering rack, diffsonline 4.1 diff with rem polish, E60 short shifter lever, AKG black diff bushings/subframe bushings, Rogue rtab, Sachs clutch/flywheel, rear main, Beyer driveshaft, valve adjustment, cooling refresh.

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Old Wed, Dec-12-2018, 07:20:41 PM   #45
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Wow man, this is some serious deja vu. When my shop took my head off, we also discovered there were low spots in the block, which meant it had to come out for decking (and a full rebuild).

What are the details of the rebuild? Would love to hear more.
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Man that sux. You have been unlucky, damaged block is pretty rare, must have been leaking a while. It might not help pay the bill but it should feel axwhole lot better when you get her back. Good luck ��
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Default Re: HELP 04 M3 ticking under partial load/blip the throttle

Thanks for your comments

The car is still at the shop. During the festive season they've been closed so now is when it will be completely taken apart for block repair and full rebuild.

I decided to go for a new OEM exhaust hub which includes the splined shaft, but the oil pump disc also needs replacing or redrilling.
I can't find one anywhere and i don't think bmw sells just the disc. I searched most regular sites and tried calling/emailing others with no response. What now?

Should i get the disc redrilled? Looks so simple to get the machine shop to do it.
I want to buy one. Beisan or otherwise, but i can't find one for sale.
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Thanks for your comments

The car is still at the shop. During the festive season they've been closed so now is when it will be completely taken apart for block repair and full rebuild.

I decided to go for a new OEM exhaust hub which includes the splined shaft, but the oil pump disc also needs replacing or redrilling.
I can't find one anywhere and i don't think bmw sells just the disc. I searched most regular sites and tried calling/emailing others with no response. What now?

Should i get the disc redrilled? Looks so simple to get the machine shop to do it.
I want to buy one. Beisan or otherwise, but i can't find one for sale.
Beisan has them. Are you not able to get it from here? http://beisansystems.com/products.html

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I've been trying to find somewhere in Europe, but i've also tried their website and it only sends me to a Paypal checkout page. Where do i insert my info for shipping? I don't see it
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I've been trying to find somewhere in Europe, but i've also tried their website and it only sends me to a Paypal checkout page. Where do i insert my info for shipping? I don't see it
Paypal page should give you 2 options to check out with, either PayPal checkout (the orange button) or checkout without PayPal (the gray button beneath it). Shipping address should be attached to your PayPal account when you check out with PayPal. If you checkout without PayPal, you have to enter shipping address below billing address.

That said, maybe PM Raj to make sure he ships to Europe or if there is any extra charge for that.

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All DIY: VANOS, WPC rod bearings, full SS (SS stepped V1 headers, catted S1, stock S2, SS sport), AFD E85 Proflex kit, Ohlins R&T/Hyperco 375f Swift 672r/GC street tops and camber plates, ST40 355 pfc08, 330 ZHP steering rack, diffsonline 4.1 diff with rem polish, E60 short shifter lever, AKG black diff bushings/subframe bushings, Rogue rtab, Sachs clutch/flywheel, rear main, Beyer driveshaft, valve adjustment, cooling refresh.

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