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BMW E46 engine reliability guide

by John Avis | July 3, 2014

A summary of the reliability of the various engines that were offered on Australian market BMW E46 3 series models.

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The M52 engine and the Nikasil problem

by John Avis | February 2, 2013

There is already a lot of information online about the problems with M52 and M60 engines due to the aluminium block and Nikasil cylinder bore lining used in most countries where these engines were sold.

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I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.


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