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Old 02-19-2013, 08:49 AM   #17
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Check maintenance history, especially rod bearing recall, Here in the U.S its SIB#11-04-04 LBL code 422 M3 S54 Conn rod bearing e46 M3. Also if you could have an inspection done including taking the valve cover off to inspect the Vanos hub. The first models of M3:s seems to have more problems with broken tabs
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