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      04-29-2019, 06:15 AM   #46

Drives: 05 M3, 04 M3iT , 01 M5, 17 i3
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: West Chester, PA

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2017 BMW i3  [0.00]
2005 BMW M3 Coupe  [0.00]
2004 BMW M3 Wagon  [0.00]
2001 BMW M5  [0.00]
Installed a bucket seat in the M3 wagon.

SYT Shadow and his brother came down for the weekend, and we did rod bearings on the wagon's S54 and some projects on their F80 M3 CS.

The bearings only have 50,000-60,000 miles on them, and only one track event AFAIK, but oil analysis said they were due.

...And it looks like oil analysis did not lie.

These bearings were WPC treated. I haven't seen any cars with WPC treated bearings with even half this mileage, so I think it's possible (but in no way guaranteed) that this shorter life is a result of the WPC treatment.

I put in new, OE, untreated bearings with OE bolts.

Thanks again, Nick/Danny, for coming down!