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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 Fri, Jul-20-2012, 08:23:39 PM   #11
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Definitely a good writeup! Love the personal pics too lol.
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Nice bro! Good job getting that Harbor Freight Engine brace....I picked one up two weeks ago and it made swapping enigne mounts a breeze.... Love the underside pics of the lower engine. We dont get to see that very often....
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Old Fri, Jul-20-2012, 10:54:02 PM   #13
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Excellent write up and bromance pictures!

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Excellent write up! Do I have to do as much work if I just wanted to swap the engine mounts?
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Excellent write up and bromance pictures!

What is this bromance you speak of
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Old Sat, Jul-21-2012, 11:46:03 PM   #16
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Excellent write up! Do I have to do as much work if I just wanted to swap the engine mounts?
Good point, I should have specified this better. Now I'll use up the second post I reserved for this
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Good write up. Helped me take down the pan in one evening after work. However, in my opinion there is no reason to crack any p/s lines. If you remove the strap on the driver side frame rail and the bracket on the lower drive side of the motor, there is enough slack to swing the pump and rack out of the way without any stress on the lines. Nobody likes dealing with fluids.
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Thanks for the feedback gearhead.

I'm not sure if it can be done without removing the hoses. Mine were bent out of shape for 3 weeks and developed a leak, which prompted me to change them and suggest everyone dismount from the beginning
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I'm not sure if it can be done without removing the hoses. Mine were bent out of shape for 3 weeks and developed a leak, which prompted me to change them and suggest everyone dismount from the beginning

Yup. I did rod bearings with the p/s equipment tied out of the way. I had enough room to work and there was plenty of slack.
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Old Fri, Aug-24-2012, 03:24:34 PM   #20
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i need to buy a beater (and a garage for that matter) so i can start to tackle some of these larger projects

GREAT write up!
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