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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, Dec-15-2017, 11:23:05 PM   #1
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Default What is necessary to run an S54 bare bones?

Hey guys, regarding my part out M3 that I bought, I am going to attempt to start it up tomorrow and want to know what I have to ensure is on the car in order to get it started for a couple of minutes in order to get videos of it running.

The radiator/condenser/oil cooler/fan are all broken. Am I going to be able to get the car running without these items for a minute or two? Obviously I understand that I cant leave it running for more than a couple of minutes without it overheating. Thanks guys!
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Hey guys, regarding my part out M3 that I bought, I am going to attempt to start it up tomorrow and want to know what I have to ensure is on the car in order to get it started for a couple of minutes in order to get videos of it running.



The radiator/condenser/oil cooler/fan are all broken. Am I going to be able to get the car running without these items for a minute or two? Obviously I understand that I cant leave it running for more than a couple of minutes without it overheating. Thanks guys!

I think you will still have some flow to the oil cooler. May need to loop it some how. Not sure.

But you can run it with no coolant.


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Default Re: What is necessary to run an S54 bare bones?

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Hey guys, regarding my part out M3 that I bought, I am going to attempt to start it up tomorrow and want to know what I have to ensure is on the car in order to get it started for a couple of minutes in order to get videos of it running.

The radiator/condenser/oil cooler/fan are all broken. Am I going to be able to get the car running without these items for a minute or two? Obviously I understand that I cant leave it running for more than a couple of minutes without it overheating. Thanks guys!
You will need to block off the oil cooler pipe that exits the engine to keep the oil in the engine.
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