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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 Tue, Jun-19-2012, 02:14:09 PM   #31
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Nice DIY. If you are doing anything in the future and need an extra set of hands or anything let me know. I am in Amesbury, I dont know where you are in MA but could be near by.
I will be doing a suspension install (only Konis) in the next few weeks. First I have to survive final exams

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I bought mine with 50k and the oil had only been changed 2 or 3 times before that yet it looks perfect inside. They must have used the wrong oil or something.
That can't be good :'(

Here's to hoping changes every 5000 miles will clean it up.

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You're in Mass? Maybe I will pay you to come give me a hand when I go to do all this the first time. Haha
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Lol I was thinking the same thing.

Thanks for a great write up! This project is on the top of my to do list. I have a box of parts sitting in the garage. Where in Mass are you located? I would definitely throw you some cash to give me a hand.
GMB and Mikey: I'm in Windham NH (North Mass) but go down to Boston pretty often. PM me and we could set something up.
If someone has a large garage we could do a DIY meet with several members and do multiple cars in one day.
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I will be doing a suspension install (only Konis) in the next few weeks. First I have to survive final exams

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I am going to be doing an S54 swap into an E36 or a SC E36. Not sure yet.
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Old Tue, Jun-19-2012, 02:52:00 PM   #33
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wow, thanks for taking the time to take all those pictures. great writeup!
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Old Tue, Jun-19-2012, 11:12:33 PM   #34
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I will be doing a suspension install (only Konis) in the next few weeks. First I have to survive final exams

What is your next DIY?




That can't be good :'(

Here's to hoping changes every 5000 miles will clean it up.





GMB and Mikey: I'm in Windham NH (North Mass) but go down to Boston pretty often. PM me and we could set something up.
If someone has a large garage we could do a DIY meet with several members and do multiple cars in one day.
I would make the trip up from CLT to the Boston area just to learn. Besides it's like home to me, having lived in RI, CT, and MA for 30+ years.
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Awesome job man.. Bookmarked!
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I am going to be doing an S54 swap into an E36 or a SC E36. Not sure yet.
:O wow, let me know when that goes down!

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wow, thanks for taking the time to take all those pictures. great writeup!
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I would make the trip up from CLT to the Boston area just to learn. Besides it's like home to me, having lived in RI, CT, and MA for 30+ years.
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Awesome job man.. Bookmarked!
Welcome guys. It would be great to do a DIY day with several M3F members, we could go through all the Vanos in a single day!
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holy crap. thank you.
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Awesome writeup man... I've got the stuff to do my cam sprocket bolts but haven't had the guts to do it yet.

One question though, I thought that the VANOS connections to the spline shaft were reverse thread. Was that noted?
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Awesome writeup man... I've got the stuff to do my cam sprocket bolts but haven't had the guts to do it yet.

One question though, I thought that the VANOS connections to the spline shaft were reverse thread. Was that noted?
I'm not sure if I specified it... will edit now so it's clear. Basically you have to move your hands from open to closed as both sides of spline shaft are threaded

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