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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-03-2010, 12:55:50 AM   #21
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Took me a few hours to wipe down my engine bay. I use black plastic cleaner from Meguirs and a damp microfiber rag.
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I get engine slightly warm,say halfway to operating temp--spray down with Simply Green or any decent degreaser.. leave sit for 10 mins--spray down with pressure washer... and then blow everything off with my air compressor..then use tire shine on all rubber hoses etc..
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I get engine slightly warm,say halfway to operating temp--spray down with Simply Green or any decent degreaser.. leave sit for 10 mins--spray down with pressure washer... and then blow everything off with my air compressor..then use tire shine on all rubber hoses etc..
never thought about the air compressor part...good idea.

also as a note...if your using simple green or any cleaning spray/degreaser, make sure you spray the water off the car that may contain the spray....you don't want that stuff settling on your paint for a long time. can cause damage.
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They have been known to leak...Stick with the OEM Castrol cap....Imagine a leaking oil cap all over your engine .... That wouldnt be good..
Exactly. My aftermarket cap leaked so I went back to stock...
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