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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 Sun, Aug-05-2018, 02:16:52 PM   #71
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Nice work Tex!
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Glad youíve fixed your issue!

Those bolts donít need a lot of torque. I have a shorty 3/8 but itís better to use a 1/4 ratchet so it takes some effort to stretch those bolts.

How did the coolant look coming out?


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Thanks, super lucky with the bolts. I can only imagine the nightmare of pulling those out!
Coolant looked nice and blue. I honestly think the coolant, TS, (and possibly the fan clutch/fan) were replaced at some point, judging by the TS date sometime in 2014.
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Thanks, super lucky with the bolts. I can only imagine the nightmare of pulling those out!
Coolant looked nice and blue. I honestly think the coolant, TS, (and possibly the fan clutch/fan) were replaced at some point, judging by the TS date sometime in 2014.

Iíd be interested to see if your water pump was the issue. Thatís would be my guess.


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Iíd be interested to see if your water pump was the issue. Thatís would be my guess.


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No, the water pump was definitely not the issue. In fact, I kept the old one as a spare, cause it was solid, no play in the bearings, impeller looked good.
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