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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 05-04-2018, 11:56 AM   #1
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Magnetic Oil Drain plug

Anyone know if the following will fit ok to replace my oil drain plug? The size looks the same as OEM.
https://www.amazon.com/M12x1-5x12-Bi...rds=M12x1.5x12
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Old 05-04-2018, 12:11 PM   #2
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Nice find, I'd like to know as well. At that price I'm going to order one. I need to do a change in a couple weeks anyway.

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Old 05-04-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
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I installed this one in my ZHP a couple months ago with no problems.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

At first I was going to get the ECS version but read a lot of comments about the plug snapping off while applying moderate torque. For that reason I'd stay away from aluminum plugs.
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:58 PM   #4
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I installed this one in my ZHP a couple months ago with no problems.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

At first I was going to get the ECS version but read a lot of comments about the plug snapping off while applying moderate torque. For that reason I'd stay away from aluminum plugs.
Does ZHP and M3 use same drain plug if so I'll pick that up.
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I had assumed the oil plug size was universal for most bimmers, but it kinda looks like they are different.

In which case, I only know that the ECS magnetic plug is problematic for the standard e46 cars. Perhaps the M3 aluminum plugs are fine. Sorry for muddying the waters.
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Old 05-06-2018, 09:18 PM   #8
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I had assumed the oil plug size was universal for most bimmers, but it kinda looks like they are different.

In which case, I only know that the ECS magnetic plug is problematic for the standard e46 cars. Perhaps the M3 aluminum plugs are fine. Sorry for muddying the waters.
I have the ECS mag plug on my M3 with no issues.....but I use a torque wrench to the correct torque too.
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