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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, Apr-15-2018, 02:16:30 PM   #91
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Default Re: S54 exhaust upper chain guide solution

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Upper slide rail guide #4
No need to replace that.
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Upper slide rail guide #4
This is not usually a problem part.
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Old Sun, Apr-15-2018, 04:22:25 PM   #93
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ok thanks guys! Rajaie - a purchase order coming in now is me getting all S54 vanos goodies and this updated guide! Thanks for this
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Mine is in. Very happy.



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Old Mon, Jun-18-2018, 02:41:44 PM   #95
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I am glad that I've replaced it before it's broken.

125,000 miles
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I am glad that I've replaced it before it's broken.

125,000 miles
Thanks for the post and pictures.
It's hard to believe the BMW guide in the picture has 125k miles. It looks like maybe 30k miles. I wonder if it was replaced before.
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Im glad i ordered one!

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Just did my Vanos with Beisans updated guide too





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^^^

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At 54k my guide in my 2002 was still intact but had definitely lost a decent amount of thickness on the underside surface. Glad for the peace of mind that this new guide gives me (along with the rest of the Beisan upgrade parts).

Speaking of peace of mind, I need some more: I replaced the diaphragm springs on the sprocket hubs as per the rattle procedure instructions with the upgraded s62 ones that are suggested there. Was confused by one thing: the instructions say "Install new diaphragm spring, cup side down, into each sprocket hub." which indicates to me that the side that would have the interior of the "cup" that would be formed if the center of the disk were filled in should be facing down/into the sprocket hub (and hence the outer diameter of the diaphragm spring is the surface that should be making contact with the sprocket hub surface).

Both the old diaphragm springs that I took out and the new ones i put in had big capital letters printed/stamped ("A" on the old springs, "B" on the new springs) on the side that would be facing outward in the pictures that appear in the Beisan procedure, if my interpretation were correct.



But in this image, no capital letter is not visible, implying that either a) it is on the other side and I got the wrong orientation, or b) not all diaphragm springs come with these letters stamped on them?

Anyway, can anyone confirm that my diaphragm springs facing the right way??
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