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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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Default DIY References

One of our members, "suaveflooder" (Brian) put together a posting listing many references to DIY sources of info - from both this site and others on the web. There was a request that it become a sticky - but since other people kept adding extranious posts to the thread, that wasn't practical in the original thread. I discussed this with Brian - and he made up a clean version of all the references that will now become a sticky and CLOSED thread. If you have more references to add to the thread, please send a PM to SuaveFlooder, and after looking it over - if it's suitable, he'll send it to me for inclusion in this thread.

Please take note - the moderators and owners of M3Forum take no responsibility for any damages caused by the use of these DIY's. If you decide to use one - it's at your own risk.

That all said - here is the listing (and thanks MUCH to SuaveFlooder!)
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BASIC INFO/MAINTAINANCE:

Thinking about buying an M3? Here's a list of DIY resources and links:

http://www.euroaddiction.net/forum/s...ead.php?t=2835
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=189390

General service (oil change intervals, service I, service II, etc.)
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=190111

Valve adjustment
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=347929

Spark plug replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Differential Fluid change
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Belt replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=348838

Fuel filter change
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Coolant flush (post 29)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ush+diy&page=3
Another coolant flush:
http://blankowski.com/Cars/m3_coolant_change/ - Thanks to Doug (dhodges76)

Power steering flush
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=696928

Transmission fluid change (SMG)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...light=SMG+pump

Transmission fluid change (manual)
http://m3.madrussian.net/diy_rp_tranny_fluid.shtml

Cooling System Rebuild (DIY)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=354281

Coolant Change DIY
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...=coolant+flush

General DIY's - some are illustrated, oil change, coolant flush, fuel filter, plugs, dash-whine, diff fluid, headers, vanos-solenoid (thanks to Tim Astro!]
http://mclub.la/library/e46/diy/


MOTOR:

Finding a vacuum/boost leak
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=345622

Constant pressure valve replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...hlight=cpv+diy

And another CPV replacement DIY (thanks to Heckafunctional)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=358941

Coil/Coil pack diagnosis and replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Intake manifold removal (SMG)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Vanos Hub and Bolt replacement - detailed DIY by SYT Shadow:
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=411224
(Thanks to PedalOnTheRight for pointing it out to me..)

Hogger 453 vanos videos
*part one: http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=356317
*part two: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=356328
*part three: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=357268
*part four: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=357287
*part five: http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=357297

Vanos bolt replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Vanos solenoid replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Vanos R&R without a timing tool
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=371045

Everything you ever wanted to know about Vanos.. all in one place!
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=545367

Fan Clutch Removal
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ght=fan+clutch

Starter replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=310634

Pulley replacement
http://www.turnermotorsport.com/page...ppk_detail.pdf
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=347841

High pressure power steering hose replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=252164

E46 M3 detailed water pump replacement, thermostat replacement, & coolant flush
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=395314

E46 M3 detailed ignition coil replacement and spark plug replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=395730

E46 M3 (S54) detailed valve adjustment
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=450097

DIY Injector Service
http://www.mepeh.com/bmw-s54-injecto...build-kit.html

S54 Injector Replacement
http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarti...eplacement.htm
Thanks to Dan, 01M3Fan for the two above references!

EXHAUST:

Header install
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=116770

O2 SIM install
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Exhaust camshaft position sensor replacement
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=328247

Exhaust/Muffler Removal/Installation (thanks to user NY!)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=457478



FUEL/IGNITION:

Fuel pump replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=283580



SUSPENSION/DRIVETRAIN:

SMG Trouble shooting facts
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Emergency brake adjustment
http://www.csfrancis.net/BMW/pbdiy.pdf

Subframe reinforcement (epoxy/foam method)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY
Subframe reinforcement, epoxy method (pic heavy)
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=427369
and Subframe reinforcement - foam method.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=421501

Bushing replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Bushing removal tool DIY
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=347682

Differential bolt replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Steering Coupler replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

SMG to 6 speed conversion
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

SMG paddle installation
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=172278

Clutch installation (SMG)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=305341

Start your car without pushing in clutch DIY
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthrea...r+w%2Fo+clutch

Coilover install
http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=179844

Guibo (flex disc) replacement
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=301477

Rear Trailing Arm Ball Joints (all 4)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=376046

Replace a front wheel bearing
http://redeyegarage.com/blogs/news/9...wheel-bearings

BODY/EXTERIOR:

Exterior Window Trim Replacement - Coupe
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...ht=window+trim

Xenon headlight assembly removal
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...&highlight=DIY

Rear quarter window seal/trim replacement (thanks to Jmsimmons1 for passing this along!)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=373831

Subframe reinforcement, bushing replacement gear oil change. VERY detailed - lots of pics and videos.
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=464146



BODY/INTERIOR:

Interior trim removal
http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=25

Steering wheel trim removal
http://www.my330i.com/mod23.php[/QUOTE]

Replacement Rain Sensor pads and components (Thanks to Itsablur!)
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=461209

BRAKES:

Great DIY for brake lines, pads and bleed the system from member "NY":
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=436047

MISC:

Nothing to see here.. move along, move along..

Updated 03/06/14
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