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The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 09-29-2014, 03:13 PM
Cgrants09 Cgrants09 is offline
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Mein Auto: E46 323i 5spd
M54 rod bearing failure pictures

Hey guys,

I have a spare engine I'm in the process of rebuilding. I got it from a guy for $150. He told me it was "just a bad head gasket". I planned to completely overhaul the engine anyway so I didn't really care what was actually wrong, aside from a hole in the block of course (I rebuild them on the side to sell or drop in an otherwise dead bimmer).

I thought some people on here would like to see what happens when the nut on the oil pump gear backs out and falls off.

Bearings from left to right 6-5-4-3-2-1
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