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  1. Thats actually Not that as bad as ive seen from other owners.
  2. Those are just estimates depending on use but yes the S54 bearings are considered a service item now. You can find out a lot more on m3forum.net if your interested.
  3. Yes, but this is not because of clearance issues. Either wrong oil is used by owners or oil change intervals are very large instead of the usual 5-7000km or 5000 mile oil changes with a suitable oil like Castrol TWS or EDGE something 10w60 weight. Also the Rod Bearings on an E46 M3 are now considered a service item, change every 100,000 miles or 125,000 km's depending on varying conditions and use.
  4. Incorrect. The S54 E46 M3 had a connecting rod bearing materials fault not a clearance fault like on the S85 and S65 Motors. The S85 and S65 motors, some have 150-200000 kms on them and are fine and some have 3000-5000km on them with engine failure. So replace your connecting rod bearings with the BE Bearings product ASAP for peace of mind and for proper clearance and oil flow. I've done a few cars here in Bahrain and most of them had abnormal wear for the low mileages they were at. Some info on BE Bearings taken from their website: Background: BMW M5 (2005-2010), BMW M3 (2008-2013) can suffer early bearing failure due to inadequate rod bearing clearance. Insufficient clearance means insufficient oil flow, excessive bearing surface heat, and premature wear. These symptoms can lead to early bearing failure and a very expensive engine rebuild. Problem can be addressed during engine rebuild, but it's expensive. Some people switched to thinner oils -- as a stopgap measure. Other stopgap measures include anti-friction teflon coated factory bearings, WPC anti-friction treated factory bearings, and custom bearings with same clearance as stock. "Coated" factory bearings decreased clearance. This is not a good idea. WPC treated bearings slightly increase clearance, but are a stopgap. Custom bearings keeping factory clearance doesn't fix the problem, but allows you to track lead and copper in Blackstone oil analysis. Newer factory bearings (2010.5 and later) are made from tin-aluminum, not lead-copper. Tin-aluminum bearings are 4-times harder on the surface than lead-copper bearings. This extra hardness shows signs of doing more damage to motors as there seems to be more bearing failures with 2010.5 and later vehicles. Tin-aluminum bearings also don't show the same signs of premature wear in Blackstone oil analysis due to lack of lead and copper. A better solution was needed. Better Design Designed to address and fix the rod bearing clearance issue. Designed for use with factory 10W60 weight oils. Increases oil flow. Improves lubrication for "Start-Stop" vehicles over factory bearings. Designed in consultation with leading industry experts from NASCAR, Indy Car, and former BMW M-Division engine designer. Designed and manufactured by Clevite, factory BMW bearing supplier. Traditional lead-copper bearing design; less wear on crankshaft journals, traceable with Blackstone oil analysis. Each bearing is measured and size-binned. Allows for custom bearing selection when necessary.
  5. Have you guys heard of BE bearings? They are the ones to go for for the S85 and S65 motors. Paired along with their BE ARP bolts (or new OE bolts) it'll give you the perfect clearance for these engines.
  6. Very Cool
  7. Awesome project. Cant wait to hear that thing fire up for the first time.
  8. Quality work HELLBM
  9. Very classy. love the wheels
  10. Some beautiful projects. Best of luck.
  11. Congrats, it looks beautiful.
  12. Awesome project. Looking forward to updates.
  13. Nice upgrades. Car looks stunning.
  14. Sounds good. Looking forward to seeing some updates when you get round to it.