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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, Sep-01-2009, 11:08:13 AM   #21
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Thanks for the video.
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Old Tue, Sep-01-2009, 01:52:27 PM   #22
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Is this something that should be done at a certain mileage? After seeing so many Vano failure threads, I'm wondering if it is prudent to do this. I've got 55K miles on a '04
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Old Tue, Sep-01-2009, 02:50:00 PM   #23
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Great Vid, Did this a few months Back
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Great vid! But I think I was blinded by the polished aluminum in your engine compartment! Sweet!

Question though, will the threads really hold up to checking this filter every time you get an oil change? I would think its not made for that much use of the threads...

Have you seen any changes in your car after the change?
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Is this something that should be done at a certain mileage? After seeing so many Vano failure threads, I'm wondering if it is prudent to do this. I've got 55K miles on a '04
Any thoughts? Anyone?
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Any thoughts? Anyone?


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maybe to inspect and replace on every other oil change sounds reasonable..Its no guarantee, but it can't hurt keeping the vanos debris free.
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Nice video..

I'm not sure replacing the filter is necessary, I just took mine out and cleaned it with brake cleaner, it wasn't dirty and didn't have any debris, but I cleaned it anyways, my car has 27K on it.

For those asking questions on when to do it, just take it out and check, it literally took me 60 seconds to take it out clean it and put it back in....
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Is there any evidence that debris in the VANOS unit not caught by this strainer leads to failures? I don't think replacing the filter could be a bad idea, but if it is only more of a strainer and not so much a filter that is trapping contaminants, what good does replacing the strainer do? Furthermore, what contaminants are getting into the oil and staying there that are large enough to damage the VANOS unit that the oil filter isn't catching? I would think there are larger issues with one's engine if that is the case. I also think that constantly loosening/tightening this filter unit in the aluminum VANOS housing without a published torque spec is sketchy. Just my thought...
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I would guess to say that if any debris get on the strainer/filter thing, It will starve the vanos of the needed oil pressure.
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Nice, gonna do this on my next oil change.
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