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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 06-17-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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GROUP BUY S54 OEM Rod bearings with WPC coating! OEM bolts optional

Hi guys, there has been an on going group buy on M3f for awhile now for this custom kit that M3Dragon 'pieced' together. It mimics the BMW OE kit that has been discontinued, but also has a few added features, such as the WPC coating.

To sum the WPC coating up, basically it is shot peening at a transonic speed with much smaller anomalies resulting in an ultra smooth surface for drastically reduced friction properties. WPC is NOT a coating, and unlike a coating will not mess with the fine tolerances required in the rotating assembly. Check the video...



To the good stuff...FROM THE THREAD ON M3F

Cost break down for kit S54

S54 Bearing Kit
$226.44 -- 6 Upper / 6 Lower bearings
$10.91 --- Group rate shipping to WPC
$39.00 --- WPC cost with 20% discount
$20.30 --- Shipping from WPC to me then to you
$296.65 -- Total for GB each
$5.00 ---- Just in case I got shipping is wrong
$301.65 -- Total to be paid

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Cost break down for kit S54 & OE Bolts

$226.44 --- 6 Upper / 6 Lower bearings
$10.91 ---- Group rate shipping to WPC
$229.07 --- Parts total
$39.00 ---- WPC cost with 20% discount
$20.30 ---- Shipping to me from WPC, then to you
$288.37 --- Total for GB each
$5.00 ----- Just in case I got shipping is wrong

Rod Bolts
42.90 ----- X12 Rod Bolts at $3.41 each and $2 for extra shipping weight 3 legs.

Please send $344.55 for kit and bolts.
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Bolts are needed for production dates 12.13.2002 and up DETAILS

a) Pre 12/13/2002. You're lucky. No nightmarish tightening procedure!
You can reuse your bolts.
Settling torque 5NM
Initial torque 30NM
Angle torque to 70 degrees in a single stroke

b) Post 12/13/2002. You have to do all of these in a row.
First:
Settling torque 5NM
Initial torque 30NM
Angle torque to 105 degrees in a single stroke
Release bolt one full turn, so aprox. 360 degrees (this will pretty much loosen the bolts so you'll feel like you're starting again)
Second:
Settling torque 5NM
Initial torque 30NM
Angle torque to 105 degrees in a single stroke
Release bolt one full turn
Third:
Settling torque 5NM
Initial torque 30NM
Angle torque to 105 degrees in a single stroke

*Note: no more releasing anything this third time around, you're done!

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Let me know if anyone is interested, we have 2 definite buyers including me and need 4 to begin the 2 week window until we close the deal.

Once this is done, assume a 3 week turn around and in some cases the last few items had a 12 day shipping time. However, I have not read of any complaints. M3Dragon is doing this on his own time so please be patient in any case.

Remember these motors are getting up there in age, this is an excellent maintenance upgrade and while you're in there tackle oil pan gasket, CPV, FCAB, motor mounts, guibo, pilot bearing, shifter etc...possibilities are endless.

Read here for the latest info from the most current GBs

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=468185

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...4-Rod-Bearings

The beginning...page 6
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...=461780&page=6

I am just gathering a list of interested parties and will forward payment information and all the details once we have a confirmed 'go'.
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Old 06-18-2014, 02:01 PM   #2
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This is always in the back of my mind and part of the reason I rarely go on M3F- After a read though the forums I am afraid to even start my car

Thanks for he heads up!
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Haha right! But bottom line is, it's a wear item with a slightly shady reputation to begin with. It's nothing that can hurt the health of the car!

Doing this, besian and valve adjustment all at once.
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This is always in the back of my mind and part of the reason I rarely go on M3F- After a read though the forums I am afraid to even start my car

Thanks for he heads up!
The B6/B7 S4 section at Audizine is an entirely new level of paranoia, but for a good reason. S54s are incredibly reliable in comparison to Audi's garbage 4.2L V8.
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This is always in the back of my mind and part of the reason I rarely go on M3F- After a read though the forums I am afraid to even start my car

Thanks for he heads up!
I would go there more often. As a community we are finding solutions to problems like the bearings and saving ourselves $$$ buy doing GB's on our own. We made these kits we made are $225 less than some kits.
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I would go there more often. As a community we are finding solutions to problems like the bearings and saving ourselves $$$ buy doing GB's on our own. We made these kits we made are $225 less than some kits.
I was just joking, I am there regularly- it is a great forum.
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One more person needed and these can be at your door in 3 weeks ready to refresh that rotating assembly. Nice peace of mind!
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Old 06-23-2014, 07:26 PM   #9
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Were all paying now, last chance to get in for the savings.
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