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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 Sat, Jul-14-2018, 02:27:55 AM   #11
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Default Re: Timing tool locking pin doesn't fit!

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100% agree...lol (I kid)

You do want to lock the crank at TDC before taking it all apart.



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Regarding the timing chain not the vanos right?



Also does that mean this rough guide is completely incorrect?
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Default Re: Timing tool locking pin doesn't fit!

In what regard?
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Old Sat, Jul-14-2018, 04:25:58 AM   #13
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Default Re: Timing tool locking pin doesn't fit!

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Regarding the timing chain not the vanos right?
You need to lock the damper which locks the crank in place. If you pull off the VANOS and the crank is not a TDC...you'll have another headache on your hands.

Lock the damper in TDC (the hole with OJT stamped next to it before taking anything off.
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Default Re: Timing tool locking pin doesn't fit!

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Regarding the timing chain not the vanos right?







Also does that mean this rough guide is completely incorrect? https://youtu.be/9SkT2j3jsU0


This video works. Itís the one I use. However it is different than the Beisan instructions.


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Default Re: Timing tool locking pin doesn't fit!

Do not mix the guides/diys/videos you are following for the job. Sounds like you are trying to combine a few resources and maybe cut some corners. They all do things slightly differently, however the Beisan guide provides the most consistent and correct way. Not saying other guides and diys wont get your car back together.

There are some resources out there that use cam pins to lock them in place for the entire duration of the procedure. That is not the correct or the intended use of cam pins, per what Drew mentioned.

Quick caution on locking the crank dampener, just because the hole lines up to get the pin through on the crank, does not mean it's the correct orientation. Cams need to be in proper orientation as well (1st cyl lobes pointing at each other at 45 degrees). 1 full cam rotation per 2 full crank rotations, so make sure you lock it all in right orientation so cams are not 180 degrees out.

There is a particular order of how things need to be done for vanos, loosening, tightening, engine rotation, etc. Don't just jump in and start loosening every bolt in sight, that will get you in trouble. Follow a procedure to the t.

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