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      05-10-2019, 02:28 PM   #1
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Things to look out for on an M54 Engine?

I'm going to look at an 05 x3 .. i has an m54 with 100k on it.

I've been doing a lot of research. I see some issues about piston rings on these motors?

Is this a common thing?

Any other major things to look out for?
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      05-14-2019, 09:52 PM   #2
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I'm going to look at an 05 x3 .. i has an m54 with 100k on it.

I've been doing a lot of research. I see some issues about piston rings on these motors?

Is this a common thing?

Any other major things to look out for?
I never had an issue with my e46 M54B 2.5l

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      05-21-2019, 12:41 PM   #3
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I've got an M54 that's done 177k, it's been serviced regularly with the correct oil and filter though. Mechanically sound and still strong as an ox!

Got a bit of a problem with it though just recently, will be posting a thread about it shortly but otherwise, it's been solid.
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      05-23-2019, 11:52 AM   #4
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Looking forward to reading your post.

Iím buying an Ď06 X3 6MT this afternoon.
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