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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, Jun-09-2009, 12:38:56 PM   #11
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I just did that. since my head was off I got to see some more plugs on the back side by the hex screw. Part #3 I think. Mine was ok so I just cleaned it and put jbweld all over it. Thx for your help
no prob, FYI there is also a #3 located at the rear of the block...you should go ahead and do it as well. As both of mine (front and rear) have fallen out withing the last month.
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is this oil leak has anything to do with power delivery?
did u felt loss in power?
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Old Wed, Jul-28-2010, 05:40:11 PM   #13
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is this oil leak has anything to do with power delivery?
did u felt loss in power?
felt no loss in power but had oil everwhere...my garage floor was covered!
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Old Wed, Jan-27-2016, 06:25:16 PM   #14
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Pics of repair job...

Hole in Cylinder head.


Part that fell out of said hole.


Another view.


Scope of disassembly.


Another view.


New part(s). The screw was not used. Only the plug fell out.


I made a tool to drive the new plug in.


I used plug as a mold.


Driving plug in. It is soft aluminium. You don't need to hit it very hard.


All plugged back up.


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Total cost of repair, $187.00 including upper and lower radiator hoses, o-rings for thermostat housing, 7 quarts of Castrol TWS, oil filter and 2 gallons of BMW anti-freeze. The hoses were a precautionary measure because I don't wan't to take it apart any time soon. O-rings are mandatory. Belts were recently replaced or I would have done those too. It would be easy to replace the water pump as well while it is apart. I chose not to. Waiting for o-rings on order to put it back together.
This happened to me today Check your plugs people!
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Hole in Cylinder head.


New part(s). The screw was not used. Only the plug fell out.




Total cost of repair, $187.00 including upper and lower radiator hoses, o-rings for thermostat housing, 7 quarts of Castrol TWS, oil filter and 2 gallons of BMW anti-freeze. The hoses were a precautionary measure because I don't wan't to take it apart any time soon. O-rings are mandatory. Belts were recently replaced or I would have done those too. It would be easy to replace the water pump as well while it is apart. I chose not to. Waiting for o-rings on order to put it back together.
In the first pic is the "screw" all the way in and the plug covers it?
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The screw did not go inside the hole. Cap just covers the opening.
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This happened to me today Check your plugs people!
Man I have noticed this is happening to some people over the last year.

Really the question is "Why". Need to make sure your engines health is up to par
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Old Tue, Jun-14-2016, 12:59:20 AM   #18
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+1. Fell victim to this tonight on my way home from work... Same plug that popped out. Going to try fix it in the morning. There is oil everywhere now...
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Discussing Cylinder Head Oil Leak in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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