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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 Tue, Apr-27-2010, 03:49:42 AM   #21
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On the plugs are there washers to replace?
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No washers, just the plugs. They are identical to the ones shown in the madrussian DIY (link in OP) for reference.
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Tranny fluid change makes a world of difference. Highly recommended!
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Nice write up. was 2 liters enough? or did you need to ad more. How do feel about Royal Purple 75w90 max gear?
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Royal Purple is in Quarts, so you need a little more than 2 bottles.
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2 liters was plenty. Royal Purple can be used, but you will need 3 bottles I believe. Check the link in my OP for specifics about which and how much RP to use.
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On the plugs are there washers to replace?
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I was at my local indy shop today getting a 1/2 interval oil change. They recommended NOT changing the tranny fluid on SMG. Anyone else recieved this same advice?
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I was at my local indy shop today getting a 1/2 interval oil change. They recommended NOT changing the tranny fluid on SMG. Anyone else recieved this same advice?
I have a friend who is a BMW Master Tech and he does all the repairs on my 2004 SMG M3 and he just did the Inspection II and I asked about changing the tranny fluid and he said you don't have to ever change it. He said it's lifetime fluid. That doesn't make much sense to me but he's a BMW Master tech and gets all their training, etc. so I trust him So we didn't change the tranny fluid, just the diff fluid.

Hope that helps My car has 65k miles on it fyi, shifts fine.
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