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Old Sun, Oct-09-2016, 05:23:34 PM   #11
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Default Re: New m3 and rod bearings

And here is all 8

As you can see , top halfs are pretty worn on all evenly, which is pretty normal wear & tear at 127k km... From the lower ones, they were ok except for Cylinder 1 & 2 which were on their way out , so its good that i changed them when i did. Overall was expecting worse wear like the others i have seen.
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I'm hoping to do mine this weekend with BE Bearings and ARP bolts.
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Rather safe than sorry on the rod bearings, BUT to be honest with you, you could be hearing lifter tick also. Not that I would avoid doing rod bearings, I would
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Old Fri, Oct-14-2016, 09:34:50 PM   #14
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Default Re: New m3 and rod bearings

sold my e46 m3 a while ago but am considering an 11 m3 now and I came here to search the rod bearings so thanks for your thread it was right at the top

Does anyone mind sharing briefly how easy the DIY is for rod bearings? Need to pull the motor out or can it be done in car like on the e46? I want to read up on the job but am not worried about my DIY capabilities but would prefer to do this during the summer and winter is coming (have 2 other cars inside the garage atm)
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In the car. Lower subframe and let it hang on the suspension. Figure on 12 hours if you have not done it before. I think it could be done in 8.
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12 hours is spot on!
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I did one at home last month. Here's a good tip. After you drop the oil pan, let it sit there and drip off for a day
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I'd agree with the 12 hour estimate. I have a lift and it was still a pain to do.

Don't forget to remove the sway bar links and the steering coupler when you drop the subframe. Gives you the extra room you need.

Here's some pics. 35k miles on the bearings. Oil sent in to Blackstone to see what they say.

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These are the newer lead free bearings found on 2010-2011 and newer models. I am not sure how to judge wear on them. With the lead based bearings it is easier since you see copper when you have worn through.
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These are the newer lead free bearings found on 2010-2011 and newer models. I am not sure how to judge wear on them. With the lead based bearings it is easier since you see copper when you have worn through.
I agree. They don't look good to my untrained eye. Wonder what a Clevite rep would say?
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