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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 Mon, Jun-11-2018, 10:44:37 PM   #1
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Default Rod bearing replacement cost

I did a quick search, but nothing specific came up. Sorry if this has been covered, but wanted to see what was a ball park bearing replacement bill - I think I might do this preventatively at some point soon, so wanted to plan ahead.
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Default Rod bearing replacement cost

Roughly $1-1.5k depending on the person/shop you get to do the labor. You should definitely have the oil pump checked out while you’re in there and consider replacing that if it looks like it’s eaten any metal.


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I did a quick search, but nothing specific came up. Sorry if this has been covered, but wanted to see what was a ball park bearing replacement bill - I think I might do this preventatively at some point soon, so wanted to plan ahead.
Here is a thread with your title + "?". 8-12 hours times shop rate should guide you. Many other "while you are in there" tasks like ps/rack/tie rods and suspension related, engine mounts, etc.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=433468

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Default Re: Rod bearing replacement cost

DIY it and do it for a fraction of the cost. I wrote up a fairly extensive DIY for rod bearings.
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Yeah I spent about $450 in parts and did it myself.
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I'm not interested in doing it myself. I honestly have more interesting things to do than spend 15 hours trying to do something I have no idea how to do in a 100+ degree Texas heat. No offense.
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Default Re: Rod bearing replacement cost

diy if it’s your ‘bag of tea’

Otherwise find someone that has done a dozen or more, so they can recognize the other items that are due to be replaced while you have everything apart.

WPCcoated+ARPbolts+labor was $1800 for me, and I was happy to pay the mechanic for their experienced work


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where are you located in Texas?
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where are you located in Texas?
Located in Fort Worth.
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I'm not interested in doing it myself. I honestly have more interesting things to do than spend 15 hours trying to do something I have no idea how to do in a 100+ degree Texas heat. No offense.
Like sitting on the couch watching TV in your AC.
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