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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 Tue, Nov-15-2011, 08:40:50 AM   #101
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otw = on the way

subframe good? err yes i think hahaha... at least by observation =P
probably will raise the car and run it and shift a gear see what jolts...

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You need to drop the subframe to check properly. All the parts that you have on the way, make sure you inspect them before u replace them. Also if you have aftermarket RTABs check if all surfaces and the holder are lubricated with Copper grease. Its all a matter of checking.
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thanks for the advice... ill probably take it from there.
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Old Tue, Nov-15-2011, 10:45:19 AM   #103
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thanks for the advice... ill probably take it from there.
Cool. Anything else Post up or PM me any time. Good Luck
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Interested as to how the yellow Powerflex bushings are holding up?

I was advised not to install them because they are "softer then oem" and rip. after some years passed I found a couple threads on bimmerfourms and e46Fanatics that confirmed what I was told

hopefully they have since addressed the issue although here is a recent thread with a bunch of complaints.. albeit e46fanatics but its still good info
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=840635
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Interested as to how the yellow Powerflex bushings are holding up?

I was advised not to install them because they are "softer then oem" and rip. after some years passed I found a couple threads on bimmerfourms and e46Fanatics that confirmed what I was told

hopefully they have since addressed the issue although here is a recent thread with a bunch of complaints.. albeit e46fanatics but its still good info
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=840635

Your right, I kept OEM.
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1) great work! All good things to do . You best be keeping the car for a long time after all of this.

2) OMFG, I can believe how much dirt/dust there is on EVERYTHING! It's blowing my mind!

3) I need to do the diff cover/bushings soon. I'm thinking ~150k....
HI Guys,, Do you know if the diff cover and bushings are automatically replaced when BMW replaces a faulty Diff? I had my entire DIFF replaced by BMW under warranty about 40 000 miles ago. I know you cant buy the bushes alone, you have to replace the whole cover. Since Im doing some work on the rear end, should I just replace the cover again with the bushings? Its about $160.

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