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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 Fri, May-04-2018, 07:09:44 PM   #1
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Default Magnetic Oil Drain plug

Anyone know if the following will fit ok to replace my oil drain plug? The size looks the same as OEM.


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They look nothing the same....

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I remember reading that some of those magnetic plugs tend to strip the threads on the oilpan. I decided to just stay away and use OEM.
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I remember reading that some of those magnetic plugs tend to strip the threads on the oilpan. I decided to just stay away and use OEM.
This true.
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I remember reading that some of those magnetic plugs tend to strip the threads on the oilpan. I decided to just stay away and use OEM.
Guess what my previous owner did... Had to use timesert to fix it
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I remember reading that some of those magnetic plugs tend to strip the threads on the oilpan. I decided to just stay away and use OEM.
I've used the OEM drain plug exclusively, unfortunately, the aluminum pan still stripped out, still looking for a decent replacement since i had to go to an imperial thread pitch.
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I picked those up for my M5. Super impressed. I am going to grab a set for the M3 next.


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Been using the ECS Magnetic plugs for years now on multiple BMWs, no issues, at all.
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Been using the ECS Magnetic plugs for years now on multiple BMWs, no issues, at all.


Not for the E46 M3
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Not for the E46 M3
Um, yes, first one I bought for my E46 M3 from ECS was on Dec 19th, 2011. I had to buy a second one because I took my car into the shop years later for something I couldn't figure out, they did an oil change and lost my drain plug, replaced it with an OEM. I bought the second ECS magnetic drain plug for my E46 M3 on Jun 21st, 2014. It's been on there since.

So, that's a good 7 years of using the ECS Magnetic Drain Plug on my E46 M3 without a single issue.

Not to mention, I do oil changes a little more frequently than most and right now I'm over 194k miles.
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