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  1. I met Dr Nitschke at the BMW M Festival at the...

    I met Dr Nitschke at the BMW M Festival at the Nurburgring earlier this year, hes a really nice guy. I asked him where there was never an M Roadster based on the current Z4 chassis. He said he...
  2. General: http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA2LzEyLzY...

    http://rack.0.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA2LzEyLzY2L0phY2tOaWNob2xzLjIxZTBhLmdpZgpwCXRodW1iCTEyMDB4OTYwMD4/a7087029/e2b/Jack-Nicholson.gif
  3. I wouldn't be surprised at all of the 328i had...

    I wouldn't be surprised at all of the 328i had larger standard brakes than the 320i which would definitely be part of that weight difference.
  4. M50/52 + S50/52: You're right that VANOS doesn't work like VTEC,...

    You're right that VANOS doesn't work like VTEC, it simply changes the timing of the intake cam.

    However, you are incorrect about what the VANOS in an E36 325i does you are referring to how the...
  5. Very impressive motor. I think the perceived...

    Very impressive motor. I think the perceived slowness is more due to the fact cars are so refined now and that there is a fair amount of weight to be pulled around. Gearing makes a big difference...
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    M50/52 + S50/52: Sticky, I am interested to see how you would...

    Sticky,

    I am interested to see how you would define it. I never really saw the Euro E36 M3 motors and S54 as the same family, even though it is defined this way in Wikipedia - but how credible is...
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    You can search other makes and models here too...

    You can search other makes and models here too but it just happens so that Mahle supplied many of the pistons for BMW engines from the 80s to early 2000s.

    Did I post this in the wrong section?
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    Mahle Piston Catalogue Link

    http://www.motorenteile.mahle.com/eLIZA/mahle/query/engine/byParams


    This baby will allow you to look at the various engine components that came in almost all BMW models including key...
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    M50/52 + S50/52: I do understand where people are coming from when...

    I do understand where people are coming from when they say that the US E36 M3 motors should not have the S designation but the fact is that the official BMW designation is S50B30USA and S52. There...
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    M54: PEI330, Merry Christmas to you!!! And may I just...

    PEI330, Merry Christmas to you!!! And may I just say that your answer to my question was absolutely ridiculously fantastic. It is people like you that boost BMW enthusiasm. :)

    It's really...
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    M54: Hey guys, I just browsed through this thread and...

    Hey guys, I just browsed through this thread and I could not find any information on the stock compression size of the M54 combustion chamber - did you find out what it is by any chance?

    The...
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    S54: Apologies for the late reply - I remember reading...

    Apologies for the late reply - I remember reading it in an interview with one of the engineers at BMW M and they mentioned that they did originally try to build the car with that engine in mind but...
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    S54: I remember reading somewhere when BMW M was...

    I remember reading somewhere when BMW M was considering their options for the M version of the 1 Series they built a prototype with the S54 motor in it but ditched the idea after they discovered that...
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    M54: More accurately the oil pump cog nut issue is...

    More accurately the oil pump cog nut issue is relevant to all M5X motors. M50, M50TU, M52, M52TU, M54 and the USA S50 and S52 motors based on it.

    It did not start with the S52. The crank has...
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    N52: N53 never made it to both USA and Australia due...

    N53 never made it to both USA and Australia due to high sulphur in fuel. They learnt this the hard way with the M60 V8 engines in the 1990s in the US market and the M52 motors with nikasil lined...
  16. Thread: NOOOOB: Leo

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    Haha I just saw this, thanks guys :) I'm...

    Haha I just saw this, thanks guys :)

    I'm really impressed with how good the discussions are in this forum. Really fantastic technical insight and I haven't come across even a whiff of BS like...
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    M54: PEI, This is a truly sensational thread, I...

    PEI,

    This is a truly sensational thread, I just finished reading it!

    Question for you - do you have any data or graphs on the stock flow of the M50/M52 (single vanos) heads compared to the M54...
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