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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 Thu, Oct-12-2017, 06:06:04 PM   #781
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Blackstone said my Castrol 0/60 was down to a 50 grade after 5K miles.
It has always become a 50 weight almost immediately. This is not a bad thing.
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Thanks, guys. Yes original bearings.
Nice. That's about how mine looked for my last analysis with ~70K on the replacement set (116K on the car). 3 copper/1 lead on a ~4800 mile OCI.
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It has always become a 50 weight almost immediately. This is not a bad thing.
Yep and a 40 weight not long after. Old TWS used to hold better, but it was made of better base stocks
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Yep and a 40 weight not long after. Old TWS used to hold better, but it was made of better base stocks
Old versions actually held at 50 for pretty much the duration, as I remember.

... though I never ran it longer than 7000 miles, so can't really say.
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