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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, Feb-17-2015, 12:47:32 AM   #11
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High likelihood the fitting on the SMG reservoir will break when removing the hose, I found it easier to disconnect it at the pump, just be very very careful, push down gently on the red plastic part and slowly pull the hose out. If you need to replace a leaky hose its better to disconnect it from the SMG reservoir when the intake is off, you can flip it over to see what the hell you are supposed to squeeze to release and install.

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Old Tue, Feb-17-2015, 06:46:41 AM   #13
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Not true! Needle nosed pliers are just as good, if not better than, these pliers.

I purchased a set and they bent on me when trying to install the clamps the first time I reinstalled the intake...

The next time I did it the needle nosed pliers were actually VERY easy to use and more stable when applying force to the clamps to both remove and install...

Much faster as well. It only took me 15 mintues to reattach all six clams the last time using them.
Have to agree with this. Old post but worth restating. Any other tool will likely be too large to fit between the fuel rail and intake anyway. I resorted to the needle nose pliers after fidgeting with a different tool for a wile.
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I used and angled set of needle nose pliers, to help get at 5-6
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The 2006 m3 s have clamps , a no-brainer,
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