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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 Mon, Jul-30-2018, 01:01:26 AM   #21
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I actually use the frame rail looking things between the two jack pads. A 2x4 on the jack has kept those frame rails in decent shape.
Was referring to accessing center jack point, but okay. Maybe I am too "By the book " but I prefer using dedicated jack points. The hockey puck/jack adapter WOLF posted are clutch. I've always use an aluminum one on the jack saddle when raising sides of car.
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My dad always said a clean car drives better and I agree with that 100%. More importantly a clean car lets you see more and better.

While I was swapping in my second transmission this morning I took an hour or so to scrub the heck out of the underside. Where the fuel lines are was crazy dirty, I used dawn, purple power, a paint brush and a stiff bristled brush to get most of it out.

Been wanting to do this for awhile - how did you not have all those chemicals and grime dripping on your face and eyes while you worked under there?
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Been wanting to do this for awhile - how did you not have all those chemicals and grime dripping on your face and eyes while you worked under there?


It was a mess. I just tried to stay out from under the car as best I could. Under the fuel lines is the worst by far, subframe area looks pretty bad too around the diff.

Edit: I should mention that I cleaned the driveshaft, exhaust, heat shields and transmission when they were out of the car. The body under the heat shielding is still clean from the factory.

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Old Mon, Jul-30-2018, 04:21:11 AM   #24
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@robgill - Iíve seen that Milwaukee in a few diy vids, looks awesome!
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Old Mon, Jul-30-2018, 04:30:47 AM   #25
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@ bigjae1976 - thatís what Iím talking about! I looked at this a while back but wasnít as confident in my wrenching. Iíll give it a crack one I start experimenting with track setups.
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Cardboard box on the floor if you need to lay down to work under the car. Makes moving around much easier, and also helps absorb spills so you don’t stain your garage floor. Credit to ThunderMoose for this idea
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Catfood cans come in these boxes, which are awesome - 1 inch tall, hard cardboard which has structure and it has plastic all around in case I spill anything. I use these all the time under the car.


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All DIY: VANOS, WPC rod bearings, full SS (SS stepped V1 headers, catted S1, stock S2, SS sport), AFD E85 Proflex kit, Ohlins R&T/Hyperco 375f Swift 672r/GC street tops and camber plates, ST40 355 pfc08, 330 ZHP steering rack, diffsonline 4.1 diff with rem polish, E60 short shifter lever, AKG black diff bushings/subframe bushings, Rogue rtab, Sachs clutch/flywheel, rear main, Beyer driveshaft, valve adjustment, cooling refresh.

Happy to help with VANOS or any other DIY job around NorCal. Have various specialty tools (VANOS, RTAB, engine bar, valve adjustment, tranny jack, ball joint separator, pilot bearing puller, tap&die kit, etc).
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Used one of these guys to help get flywheel bolts off/on so the flywheel won't turn. One end secured by the bellhousing bolt onto the block, middle around a pin on flywheel, other end secured by a pressure plate bolt onto the flywheel.


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All DIY: VANOS, WPC rod bearings, full SS (SS stepped V1 headers, catted S1, stock S2, SS sport), AFD E85 Proflex kit, Ohlins R&T/Hyperco 375f Swift 672r/GC street tops and camber plates, ST40 355 pfc08, 330 ZHP steering rack, diffsonline 4.1 diff with rem polish, E60 short shifter lever, AKG black diff bushings/subframe bushings, Rogue rtab, Sachs clutch/flywheel, rear main, Beyer driveshaft, valve adjustment, cooling refresh.

Happy to help with VANOS or any other DIY job around NorCal. Have various specialty tools (VANOS, RTAB, engine bar, valve adjustment, tranny jack, ball joint separator, pilot bearing puller, tap&die kit, etc).
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Used one of these guys to help get flywheel bolts off/on so the flywheel won't turn. One end secured by the bellhousing bolt onto the block, middle around a pin on flywheel, other end secured by a pressure plate bolt onto the flywheel.


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Was having a hard time getting the snap ring off the E93's DCT filter housing. Probably attempted about 20 times or so. So I bought this $4.99 set from Harbor Freight, used a Dremel to cut a notch before the end of the tips so the ring would catch onto groove - I got it off after the 1st attempt.
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