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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-05-2017, 10:13:42 PM   #1
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It is quite possible to replace the engine without bleeding the AC system. Now that the front end is removed, you will have quite an easy time. The two primary things you need to do are a) unbolt the A/C compressor from the engine (3 long bolts) and b) separate the condenser from the radiator (the condenser is the "thinner" radiator). Leave the A/C compressor and condenser hanging from their hoses while you do your work. Be careful not to over stress the hoses.

During engine removal, just keep the compressor and condenser out of the way. Nothing complicated.
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Hello,

It is quite possible to replace the engine without bleeding the AC system. Now that the front end is removed, you will have quite an easy time. The two primary things you need to do are a) unbolt the A/C compressor from the engine (3 long bolts) and b) separate the condenser from the radiator (the condenser is the "thinner" radiator). Leave the A/C compressor and condenser hanging from their hoses while you do your work. Be careful not to over stress the hoses.

During engine removal, just keep the compressor and condenser out of the way. Nothing complicated.


Thanks for the reply. That's what I was thinking as I've been removing stuff. This is where I am currently at. I might just unhook the power steering hoses though as I have new ones coming.


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Thanks for the reply. That's what I was thinking as I've been removing stuff. This is where I am currently at. I might just unhook the power steering hoses though as I have new ones coming.


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Yeah just unbolt the compressor and anything else attached to it and leave it behind with the car.

Just be careful not to stress the hoses, a lot of the AC system is either fragile or under high pressure


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