Thread: Service Tips?
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:17 PM   #21
kook
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Perth, Australia
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My Ride: F20 125i
From what you say your mech thinks a vanos filter like this can be healthy for your engine. This is an E46 M3 vanos filter...

http://i373.photobucket.com/albums/o...gno/chris6.jpg

The vanos filter you can change yourself, takes literally a few minutes. Do the O-rings as well, I linked to the kit above

Thread here about valve adjustment, once again you decide after reading that. When were the valves last checked?

http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...php?p=12710667

So is your mech saying never to change the tranny/SMG oil???

Some people are happy with their mechs, maybe I'm way too cautious, but the guy who works on my car (also a member of our local BM club and good bloke) is a certified BMW Master Tech at a BMW dealer. I dont let anyone else touch it. Sure, the labour rates are high, but I make up for it by buying all parts beforehand from OS...
Remember, you have a performance vehicle, that for a naturally aspirated engine had one of the highest HP output for a production car ever. Treat it as such...
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