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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, Jun-08-2018, 07:59:21 AM   #911
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Default Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Agree. And your report will raise the universal average upwards going forward .

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Default Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

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Good lord! Numbers like that are horrific. I wouldn't drive the car if I were you. Time to order bearings for sure


Being my first oil change, I have no idea about the oil or if the PO added anything to it, what type of oil, length of time between changes, or most anything else. I do know it sat for roughly a year or so baking in the sun.

There’s no additional noise and feels as it should, though I haven’t driven hard at all. The only noticeable issue is the squealing pulley on startup and constantly on fan.

Yes, the bearings are on the shopping list along with about another $1k in parts

She’s my little basket case to bring back to life 🤪

Crazy how my E60 M5 is healthier than this ‘ol gal on original bearings with 108k miles.


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Old Fri, Jun-08-2018, 04:58:12 PM   #913
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Default Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Wow, I think those are the highest lead/copper levels I have seen in this thread. You win...something...Hopefully not a new engine.
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Old Fri, Jun-08-2018, 06:18:54 PM   #914
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Yup, those numbers look suspect.
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Old Fri, Jun-08-2018, 06:49:00 PM   #915
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Good lord! Numbers like that are horrific. I wouldn't drive the car if I were you. Time to order bearings for sure
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Old Wed, Jun-13-2018, 11:10:12 PM   #916
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Wow, I think those are the highest lead/copper levels I have seen in this thread. You win...something...Hopefully not a new engine.
Second highest....
...I think this guy has the highest, but it's really close lol:
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Default Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Received my first oil analysis. Seemed like everything was running smoothly, hope the lead isn’t a cause for concern.
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Default Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

My lead and copper don't look great, but I just purchased the car and will probably wait until the next sample in 3,000 miles before doing anything.

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Default The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

My first oil analysis at 100k miles, purchased the car at 83k.


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Old Mon, Jul-09-2018, 02:37:21 PM   #920
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Default Re: The Official E46 M3 Oil Analysis Results Thread

Total Racing Quartz vs Liqui Moly

I ran both of these about 6 track days, the Liqui Moly had more miles because the car was driven to the track vs trailered.
Compare the yellow highlighted section - Total Racing on the left (most recent), Liqui Moly on the right. I'll be sending out a report for Ravenol shortly and will post back the results when I get it.

*Rod bearings were done at 117k miles, new ones have 13k miles and a crap ton of track days.


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