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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-22-2014, 03:53:59 AM   #1001
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Do O2 sensors need to be replaced as a preventative? I believe I still have my original ones going on 103K but the car runs great and no dash lights thus far... Passes NYS inspection with ease... Am I good until they fail? And what usually happens when they fail?
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Old Mon, Jan-27-2014, 10:54:33 AM   #1003
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Pre's I'd do every 100,000 miles. Posts I'd do when they fail.

As pre's degrade you'll lose HP and fuel economy. They do that far before they "fail"
(throw a light).
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Wow, good to know they last that long.... I was worried I should have changed them out a while ago. I guess it couldn't hurt to bang them all out at once (pre and post) and be done with them for another 100K... How's the DIY? Not bad or is it a pain in the a$$? Any tips?
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Old Mon, Jan-27-2014, 04:23:51 PM   #1005
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Honestly, no idea, I did them with headers

I'd skip the posts. Never seen a set fail and they don't effect how the car runs.
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2 members (kaiv & king-rb) had a bad experience with RC engineering and their injector cleaning service. Would just be a good caution for those planning on going that route.
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2 members (kaiv & king-rb) had a bad experience with RC engineering and their injector cleaning service. Would just be a good caution for those planning on going that route.
It's strange as I have had two fantastic experiences with RC Engineering! I just had my injectors there (one of my other cars) and the experience was flawless. They are very professional, walk you through any issues or concerns, have great amounts of data, and do what they can to make you feel informed.
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2 members (kaiv & king-rb) had a bad experience with RC engineering and their injector cleaning service. Would just be a good caution for those planning on going that route.
D@mn! I just shipped mine to them on Saturday... what happened?

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It's strange as I have had two fantastic experiences with RC Engineering! I just had my injectors there (one of my other cars) and the experience was flawless. They are very professional, walk you through any issues or concerns, have great amounts of data, and do what they can to make you feel informed.
I hope this is my experience as well... I hate it when shadows of doubt are cast.
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I hope this is my experience as well... I hate it when shadows of doubt are cast.
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Next month I'm scheduling Inspection 2 on my car. Meanwhile, it's about time for a new clutch. Just a quick (probably a dumb) question - does the set clutch parts P/N 21212282667 include the bearing #3 as the diagram shows on RealOEM? I'm asking because I've had issues before being misled by the online catalog.
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