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E90 M3 (Sedan) | E92 M3 (Coupe) | E93 M3 (Convertible) (2008-2013) {Engine: S65 - Max Hp: 414 hp (420 hp Euro) at 8,300 rpm / 295 lb/ft at 3,900 rpm}


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Old Thu, Dec-22-2016, 01:47:08 AM   #11
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Another top shelf DIY by SYTShadow and his brother!
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Amazing DIY! This is such a great service to the community. Thanks for the time, effort, and helping others out as well.
The thank you is to you for starting this initiative with the special bearings!
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Another top shelf DIY by SYTShadow and his brother!
Thanks Kurt! Next time I'll try without the fan removal
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Old Thu, Dec-22-2016, 01:59:56 PM   #14
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Awesome write up, as usual!

What was the total time for the project, start to finish?
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Awesome write up, as usual!

What was the total time for the project, start to finish?
Thanks! 12h from the start to finish. Next time it'll probably be 10h, and i'm sure it can be done faster but I've never been a fast worker.
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2nd time I did them it took 8.5 hours, but I had a helper. Speeds up reinstallation of the oil pan and aligning the steering shaft and coupling while raising the subframe.
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I think the shops that have done a bunch are doing it in 8 hours. Maybe even breaking 8 hours. And making good money at probably $1600 in labor on average. I don't have time to work on other people's cars, but did my own and helped a friend, and think I could get to 8 hours if I did a few more.
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Old Fri, Dec-23-2016, 05:56:50 PM   #18
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Saw this on m3post, well done, dude!
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Did my third car today. 7.5 hours this time. Had a helper lube the bolts and bearings for me and also help the oil pan and subframe get back into their places. One surprise was the torx headed (E14) front two subframe bolts. My car had 18mm standard bolts holding the subframe up. Otherwise is was as straightforward as it gets.

This time the car was a 2012 M3 w/20200 miles and about 20-30 track days (not quite sure on the number). I'll try to get pics up in the next day or so. Bearings did not look good but they weren't awful either. Some really odd wear patterns though.
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Did my third car today. 7.5 hours this time. Had a helper lube the bolts and bearings for me and also help the oil pan and subframe get back into their places. One surprise was the torx headed (E14) front two subframe bolts. My car had 18mm standard bolts holding the subframe up. Otherwise is was as straightforward as it gets.

This time the car was a 2012 M3 w/20200 miles and about 20-30 track days (not quite sure on the number). I'll try to get pics up in the next day or so. Bearings did not look good but they weren't awful either. Some really odd wear patterns though.
Please post the pics when you can!

7.5h is really good!
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