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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, Jan-02-2013, 04:14:45 PM   #1
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Exclamation Post here if you've had a stock S54 crank damper fail

And the mileage it failed at. Maybe describe how you use the car, too.

Trying to figure out what the appropriate replacement interval is for it...

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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

Bump!

... seems like this may be a reliable part
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Old Fri, Jan-04-2013, 03:45:11 AM   #3
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

this is... surprising. I would've thought there'd be at least a few members chiming in by now.

Searching around, the only documented failures I could find are of track cars. I know you track yours, so perhaps it'd be worth changing if you haven't already. I know that doesn't really help with an interval.
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Old Fri, Jan-04-2013, 04:35:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

I am happy with the lack of responses
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Old Fri, Jan-04-2013, 05:52:00 AM   #5
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

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I am happy with the lack of responses
Seriously... instead of a new thread:

My Crank Damper A-sploded! Bolts Came Loose, $2000 to Fix!
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Old Sat, Jan-05-2013, 08:20:47 PM   #6
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

Yeah all the posts in track section made me looking for upgrade ideas too... Probably only an issue with sustained high rpm operation... Still would be nice if there was more info and options.

Here is an article on motoiq about the Japanese cousin to our S54 getting a nice harmonic damper upgrade:
http://www.motoiq.com/magazine_artic...ibrations.aspx

Maybe we just need to get Fluidamper an S54 to develop a better alternative to the API option?
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

i have no idea what a crank damper is...
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

From what I hear, the crank damper reliability issues seem to be largely heat related. Don't get it hot and it's very reliable.
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

I heard some local track guys here have the ATI Harmonic Balancer. Not sure if that was replaced preventatively or rather a repair....
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Default Re: Post here if you've had a stock crank damper fail

Any more info on this? I have a 2004 with around 140,000 miles and want to what others have done as far as maintenance? Don't want it exploding on me. I don't track the car.
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