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  1. E46 M3
    Hi there, My S54 is due for an oil change and I'm also about to replace my leaking valve cover gasket and was wondering if anyone had thoughts on the order of those two procedures. Any harm in doing the VCG replacement while there is no oil in the engine? I'm wondering if removing the valve...
  2. E46 M3
    Wanted to ask for advice as to which set of rod bearings should I buy. I was thinking ACL with extra clearance (0.001") for durability and affordability. Kindly share your thoughts. Best regards.
  3. E46 M3
    After 300 km of driving (Occasionally hard) I sent my oil to Blackstone labs and got the following result back. As you can see the lead is in 20 PPM only after 300km. Would like to hear your comments from anyone with experience. Should I drive the car? Or should I park it? PS -The...
  4. E46 M3
    Hi everyone, Simple question: Is Vanos of the same nature as rod bearings, meaning that when they go bad the entire engine can go bad? Or is this a job that I can do once they go bad? Kindly let me know your thoughts. Bests!
  5. E46 M3
    Hey folks! I have recently done quite a bit of work on my engine and got it all put back together! Now, I've come across this idle problem that I can not diagnose and have tried to research it to no avail. My hope is that someone has come across this issue before or will be able to help me...
  6. Driveline
    Hello, We are selling a brand new set of OEM pistons and piston rings for the BMW S54 B32 engine. This set is for the Original bore size, 87.00mm. Make us a reasonable offer and the pistons are yours. Deamy KMS Racing Engines
  7. Driveline
    Ok, so I forgot to list a bunch of parts until a buyer reminded me lol To keep you guys in the loop… Brand new, never installed, only opened to take pictures. Asking $600 picked up. **They implemented a new rule on E46f for new members in that you have to wait a few days before...
  8. Driveline, Performance, Tuning
    I recently just finished rebuilding and turbocharging my s54 in my 2002 e46 m3 and i am looking for a solution for engine management. The first thing i looked at was the aem infinity for the e46 m3 but after contacting multiple distributors it seems like the jumper harness was discontinued...
  9. E46 M3
    Hi guys I’m not sure if this is the correct place for this post, let me know if it isn’t. I bought my first e46 m3 last year and the s54 started knocking due to rod bearings a month after owning it. I decided to remove the engine myself after never doing it and having it rebuilt here in Santa...
  10. UK
    Hi Id really appreciate any help here. Im wanting to rebuild the Vanos system on my e46 m3. Im looking for more than just the Vanos seals ie gaskets, crush washers, cam sprocket bolts, micro cartridge, diaphram springs, chain tensioner.... I can only find these on hack engineering website for...
  11. E46 M3
    Hey guys, I’m new to the forums and I’ve been trying to figure out if my M3 has had the bearing recall done on it. Not on carfax (bearing recall isn’t listed), and bmw won’t give me that information on the VIN as it is private to the original owner. They just say it has no open safety recalls...
  12. Driveline
    To remind the clueless… I think today, I'm going with Engine-ish Pt 2. Going with some non-CSL stuff for a bit. First up we got ARH Headers with cats. Cats are upgraded to GESi instead of the normal cats that you can get with them. The headers were also ceramic coated by Swaintech. Brand...
  13. E46 M3
    It has been a while since I have posted here and I was actually about to post all the suspension work I recently performed on my M3. I just completed the sub-frame reinforcement (Turner kit) along with a complete suspension part refresh front and back along with some upgraded parts (Turner front...
  14. E46 M3
    Hi everyone, I have a problem with my E46 M3, after adjusting engine timing, when i move the engine manually no problem the engine is still on timing, but when i start the car with all the parts, the engine lose the timing (the timing tool don't fit well)
  15. DIY: Do It Yourself
    https://youtu.be/QfQPNX475EE
  16. E46 M3
    Hello my s54 is making a very odd noise. This noise comes on in about 3-5 minutes of driving. When the noise comes on I can make it go away if I turn the car off for about a minute but it will come back after a bit of driving. I had the VANOS system replaced with the Beisan system about 300miles...
  17. E46 M3
    Hello my s54 is making a very odd noise. The noise comes on in about 3-5 minutes of driving. When the noise comes I shut the car off for about a minute and it will go away once I start it up again for a bit before coming back. . I replaced VANOS about 350miles ago and just today I replaced the...
  18. DIY: Do It Yourself
    https://youtu.be/o4njGaEGODA
  19. DIY: Do It Yourself
    Hey guys, i am in the process of swapping an s54 into my 1999 328i sedan, and i am documenting it all through videos on youtube. So far here are parts 1 and 2 of the series. part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3i3oCJJbh88 part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CsioK-89BG8 I hope you guys...
  20. E46 M3
    I was driving today in about 80 degrees in my 2004 BMW M3 with 87,000mi on it, I was in traffic and I noticed the steering was really heavy, I was at a red light so I turned off the car and turned it back on. I then noticed the red battery symbol was on and I called my BMW mechanic immediately...
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