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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-19-2020, 06:05:21 PM   #131
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I have a fluid extractor for helping me certain jobs, but still have tried it with an oil change ... just seems wrong lol


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Old Sun, Jan-19-2020, 09:43:57 PM   #132
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How legit is this? Iíve been using one and itís awesome. I would think running the engine to get the oil hot would keep the particles suspended?
Most particles will be suspended, and even if there is shift left behind, the oil pickups are behind strainers, and it goes through the filter before lubricating anything.
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Old Mon, Jan-20-2020, 12:15:31 AM   #133
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When working on brakes, I like to use old baking trays to catch dirt, brake cleaner, brake fluid, etc. That way I don't have to clean the garage floor.
This but keep an eye out for sales after "cooking" holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. You'll sometimes be able to pick up a whole stack of aluminum disposable trays for just two or three bucks. Did that recently, paid about $0.20 a tray and grabbed a handful of deep dish ones for doing coolant system work.
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Old Mon, Jan-20-2020, 02:55:14 AM   #134
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Quick but all the "dirt" remains at the bottom of the oilpan
Wrong. But every coupe oil changes I still remove the drain plug to see if there's anything left. Which mostly isn't.

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Old Wed, Jan-22-2020, 01:25:33 AM   #135
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[QUOTE=11b4;1068023347]Wrong. But every coupe oil changes I still remove the drain plug to see if there's anything left. Which mostly isn't.

I've been a marine mechanic for over 30 years. On most boats the only way to get the oil out is through the dipstick. I've never seen any failures that could be traced back to the tiny bit of oil that doesn't come out with this method.
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Wrong. But every coupe oil changes I still remove the drain plug to see if there's anything left. Which mostly isn't.



I've been a marine mechanic for over 30 years. On most boats the only way to get the oil out is through the dipstick. I've never seen any failures that could be traced back to the tiny bit of oil that doesn't come out with this method.

Thatís good to hear from someone with that much first hand experience, maybe I ought to try it this spring.


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Old Mon, Feb-03-2020, 05:40:27 AM   #137
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Posting for information purposes based on recent discussion about oil changes.


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