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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, Jan-29-2017, 02:43:59 PM   #11
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They are probably totally fine like a lot of other products but people on this forum with this car tend not to try new things until someone else has. You could be the first!
That's my thoughts! I understand that if it doesn't work out that it can be an expensive mistake but they might be good!
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A friend of mine installed these on his race car, they work just fine, as far as we can tell anyway. Another friend got the coated ones from king and he likes them.. I can't comment on reliablity long term though.
For my money, I'd go with OE bmw
Assuming it is a race car, he does a lot of high revving? That (and reliability) is what I am looking for.

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Old Sun, Jan-29-2017, 02:47:00 PM   #13
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id look to ACL before King, they do an extra oil clearance version....plus regarded more highly

http://www.aclperformance.com.au/ACL...EngineBRgs.htm
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Old Sun, Jan-29-2017, 04:26:39 PM   #14
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Assuming it is a race car, he does a lot of high revving? That (and reliability) is what I am looking for.

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WPC treated bearings are like $325 on the GB in the for sale section. IMO id stick to whats known to work. You don't want these failing on you
Just wondering to what degree WPC bearings are known to work?
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Just wondering to what degree WPC bearings are known to work?
+1 to that.
No real hindsight on that since it is pretty recent. Doesn't the WPC treatment reduce even more the very tight clearance ? I guess that discussion is already somewhere. I need to look it up.
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Just wondering to what degree WPC bearings are known to work?
2 for 2. Glad to see others on here with similar mentalities.
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+1 to that.
No real hindsight on that since it is pretty recent. Doesn't the WPC treatment reduce even more the very tight clearance ? I guess that discussion is already somewhere. I need to look it up.
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2 for 2. Glad to see others on here with similar mentalities.
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I say using OE bearings and changing them out ever 100 to 130k miles isn't a bad deal lol
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