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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 Wed, Mar-24-2010, 10:51:04 PM   #11
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^^^ A little much huh?
Apperantly, i work in a shop, so i cant set a bad example for everyone else.

Then again i do my other fluids every 30k miles.... only thing i leave to the dealer is the valve adj, b.c i dont have the patience or a nice set of feeler gauges.
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Old Wed, Mar-24-2010, 10:51:12 PM   #12
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Good stuff. Finally a healthy thread about your M3!
yeah, now all i gotta get done is rebuild all my calipers...
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I've seen the same report on 12k interval changes! Our oil and engines are quality.
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yeah, now all i gotta get done is rebuild all my calipers...
oh damn.. I spoke too soon.
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oh damn.. I spoke too soon.
pwnage dood. that's what i get when i'm rippin it hard on the track.
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Which analysis did you get?

http://www.blackstone-labs.com/tests-price-list.php

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I've always wondered why our engines can have such a long oil life... anyone know why?
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from the link you provided...

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Our standard analysis costs $22.50.
that's all you'll need.
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Great thanks!
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2004 M3, 75k miles, oil taken with about 7k miles of usage including 4 track days. Had my VANOS replaced and the blackstone sample was taken during the 2nd oil change since the VANOS was fixed.



For further information about the oil analysis: http://www.blackstone-labs.com/.
Excellent info, thanks for posting.
7 to 7.5k looks like a good conservative place to do the oil & filter change.
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