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Old 02-23-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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E46 M3 maintenance before going FI

I have been looking at the AA Prima Plus kit for the e46 m3 and wondering what else other than reinforcing the subframe and bulletproofing the vanos is needed? Also to all that are F/I were these done before or after u went that route? Thank you.
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Old 02-23-2016, 03:10 PM   #2
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What does AA suggest?
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Old 02-24-2016, 08:19 PM   #3
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Crankshaft connecting rod bearings.
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Old 03-04-2016, 12:09 PM   #4
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My two cents having wrenched on many blown and N/A S54's...

1. Rod bearings and ARPs.
2. Complete VANOS overhaul - Check out beisansystems if you want to DIY.*** I have 3 spare rebuilt complete units with Beisan parts, bench tested with Zero miles in stock - machined disc, rebuilt solenoid, seals and sealing plate. I will also core your old one - up to $350 for a good unit. Rebuilt 20 of these units now. PM me if interested ***
3. Subframe plates and epoxy. It will tear.
4. Radium fuel system - pump and fuel line with FPR. FPR on the fly will be helpful down the road. Great products.
5. P3 boost gauge + DME metrics display - very useful, even for N/A cars. will display vacuum/boost, ECT, IAT, Ambient, DME trouble codes, 0-60, shift lights, etc.

Just my experience.
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