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Posted by Terry on March 03, 2001 at 17:30:48:

In Reply to: Who wanna buy a car with an exploding engine? posted by Lee on March 02, 2001 at 21:18:37:

I am pretty sure they're using the connecting rod bolts (to clamp the rod around the crankshaft, sealing the bearings) that were used on the E36 cars. However these E46s are spinning a bit over 8000rpm (as opposed to 7000rpm of the E36s), I think a stronger bolt is necessary here. This should prevent the motors from grenading in the future.

Terry



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