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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, May-27-2017, 09:13:06 AM   #1211
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Thanks for the extra info. I've been avoiding VAC (I've heard some stories in the e9X community). I'll have to give Bimmerworks a call.



Though, that work on the side sounds tempting...I saw your thread on the 332iT. It looks like you do some quality work! I have plenty of pizza, beer, and even a few pesos.
I'm in on the latter, also. Group buy?
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I'm about to tackle a belt replacement job as mine are all cracked up from age.

You folks think it is worth while to replace the tensioners while I have everything open? Or no real need? 2005 54K (yeah for real) miles
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I'm about to tackle a belt replacement job as mine are all cracked up from age.

You folks think it is worth while to replace the tensioners while I have everything open? Or no real need? 2005 54K (yeah for real) miles
Yes. Both tensioners and the idler at the least.
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