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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 Sun, Mar-13-2011, 04:03:59 PM   #41
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Default Re: The cooling system thread - overhaul DIY

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Like Ian pointed out, I think the TMS package is one of the best ways to replace the whole system.

On the topic of radiator longevity, mine actually looked to be in good condition when I removed it, aside from being dirty. I have a feeling the the life span of plastic and rubber components are significantly increased when the car is garage kept. In the end, I would still always recommend replacing it a little early. The chance of damaging something more expensive is not worth the risk.
100,000 miles is a pretty long service interval, imho. I have no issue with replacing it that often to avoid cooling system failure.
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100,000 miles is a pretty long service interval, imho. I have no issue with replacing it that often to avoid cooling system failure.
agreed on that point. with these cars, preemptive maintenance is the ultimate modification

is there a place that you can sell used parts? my waterpump has 65k miles on it. i wish there were a place i could sell the pump and they could fix and then sell!
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Replace the o-rings on these three pipes. Clean the area where the new pump will seal with the block.
that metal tube can be yanked out and there is an identical o-ring on the back of it. the tischer kit comes with this extra o-ring as well

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...10&hg=11&fg=35

tube is #7, o-ring is #8
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Old Mon, Apr-25-2011, 09:34:07 PM   #44
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you also need 2 of part #12 here:

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...11&hg=11&fg=35

the tischer kit doesn't come with this
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that metal tube can be yanked out and there is an identical o-ring on the back of it. the tischer kit comes with this extra o-ring as well

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?...10&hg=11&fg=35

tube is #7, o-ring is #8
Silver metal tube, not black!
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Silver metal tube, not black!
ya, i should of specified...the large silver one


kinda off topic, but every part i replaced look to be in perfect condition...kinda makes me think it was a waste of money...but better safe than sorry
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Default Re: The cooling system thread - overhaul DIY

Did this same thing about 4 weeks ago in my garage.
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Default Re: The cooling system thread - overhaul DIY

I am currently in the process of doing this.

I did a few other things as well and realized the parts you guys list on top are stuff I am missing and decided to put the project on halt until I get these parts in my hand which I actually took pictures of with my finger pointing at them to remember!

I am also doing the whole cooling. COmplete flush, Oil Diverter Valve, Oil distribution block, oil temp gauge, new oil cooler(stock), removed ac condenser, ac compressor and mount, ac lines and auxilary fan (All for sale if anyone is interested) Figure I do this since I had to replace the front rebar anyway. Also replaced pulley tensioners and pulley belt



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doing the stock or bw oil diverter valve? what's the point of the oil distribution block? to add a gauge?
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doing the stock or bw oil diverter valve? what's the point of the oil distribution block? to add a gauge?
Yes and Yes. So i dont have to tap into the oil filter housing.

Ive been having oi ltemps issues and I wanted to monitor it and hopefully get a new oil cooler and diverter valve to help cooling.

I never had any cooling issues until i got into a little fender bender.
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