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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 Wed, Mar-07-2012, 04:34:20 AM   #11
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I had mine replaced at 110k and the car seems to be running a bit cooler at idle. Good idea to replace pulleys and belts while the fan is removed.
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I had mine replaced at 110k and the car seems to be running a bit cooler at idle. Good idea to replace pulleys and belts while the fan is removed.
I'm good to go there. Just replaced the pulleys last week and the belts have less than 10k miles on them
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Until then, we must prevent these mistaken pregnancies in the first place
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I'm good to go there. Just replaced the pulleys last week and the belts have less than 10k miles on them
All of em huh? How did they feel upon removal? bearing wise
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Ouch.
All of em huh? How did they feel upon removal? bearing wise
They werenít in too bad of shape actually. So you can imagine my disappointment when I realized this wasnít the issue. But I have to say, itís nice to preemptive maintenance.
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This was the issue. Replaced and all is well. Thanks for the help everyone!

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=397102
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