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  1. Clutch replace cost?

    ///M3 Forum
    Anybody have any experience with replacing an e46 M3 clutch? Would you go with OEM or aftermarket? BMW dealership quoted me 4100 (including labor), which I find outrageous. Not sure how much I should be paying for this...appreciate any help. Thanks.
  2. E46 Hard to Shift

    General E46 Forum
    I was driving for a while the other night and everything was good. I stopped in a parking lot and went to move and I could barely get my car into 1st gear. The entire car moves forward when pushing on the shift knob. Its bad almost through every gear but the odd shift goes smoothly. I have no...
  3. new clutch followed by hydraulic issues

    Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
    Hi all, Having some issues with the clutch system on a 2002 bmw 330ci. Started after pulling the trans to chase a leaking rear main and putting a stage 2 clutch in while I had the trans dropped. Put it all back together and the pedal is soft. I thought that was weird because I didn't ever break...
  4. Clutch is slipping

    General E46 Forum
    Hello everyone, I'm looking to get your recommendation on a new clutch. I'm driving a 2001 330i with just over 218k miles with the original clutch. Doing a search I see that they also make a conversion kit that replaces the dual flywheel with a solid flywheel. Has anyone done this? if so...
  5. Looking for a mechanic in or around Houston....

    General E46 Forum
    I need a new clutch and the idle air control valve cleaned on my 02 325ci. Hoping to find someone in or around houston to do it at a reasonable price. Also need a 17" star spoke wheel.
  6. New user need help

    General E46 Forum
    Hello I don't exactly know if this is the right place for me to post but maybe once I explain I can be helped. I just got my first BMW in February it is also my first manual transmission. It ran fine when I first got it although I don't do the my typical new vehicle maintenance i.e. Tuneup. I...
  7. US market clutch kit on EU e46 325ci

    General E46 Forum
    Was wondering if a US market clutch kit (link) would fit on my European e46 325ci Model year 2000, production date december 2000
  8. Which clutch kit should I get?

    General E46 Forum
    So I have an manual e46 325ci, production date december year 2000 (European,left hand drive), which is in need of a new clutch, but I'm not really sure what to get. Real oem states that there are two different clutch kits for my car, one with the OE number 21217523620, and one with 21217515140...
  9. Slave Cylinder diagnostic

    General E46 Forum
    So I was parked for a few hours on Sunday and when I returned to the car and tried to start it, the starter motor actually moved the car even though the clutch pedal was depressed. I also could not engage the clutch enough to get the transmission out of gear. I pumped it a bit and yanked it...
  10. Depressing clutch quickly causes revs to go up?

    General E46 Forum
    When i depress the clutch quickly it causes the revs to go up, and this is most noticeable within the lower gears (1 and 2). This isnt a throttle related problem as i could be coasting in 1st and quickly push the clutch in and the engine will rev without me having ever touched the throttle. Any...
  11. Idle Drop - Turn Steering Wheel/Push Clutch Pedal

    General E46 Forum
    I've run into a new problem recently with my M3. When at idle my RPM will drop by about 400rpm whenever I turn the steering wheel (with AC off). It also does this when I disengage the clutch to come to a stop. It gets low enough to cause vibrations in the cabin. Not enough to stall the motor but...
  12. Clunk when pressing in clutch suddenly or at high rpms

    General E46 Forum
    My e46 325i manual has this distinct problem where if the rpms are really high and i push in the clutch really quickly itll clunk. This doesnt even involve me throwing it into a seperate gear or anything, only a quick engagement of the clutch facilitates this problem. It happens at parking lot...
  13. Symptom Diagnosis

    General E46 Forum
    Good day, I have had some strange/undesirable symptoms lately that have been getting progressively worse, and was hoping that somebody might be able to put the pieces together with any previously gained knowledge/experience. My car is a 2004 325ci, 5 speed MT with ~230000km. Symptoms: 1. I...
  14. E46 330 Clutch Masters 03-051-HD00-S - Used for ~1k Miles, removed per pedal travel issue

    Engine & Performance
    Selling a clutch masters 03-051-HD00-S that was installed on an E46 330i with 6-Speed swap. The clutch was shortly after install, replaced with an OEM Sachs per an issue with the lightweight fly-wheel the car was running. After a few thousand miles, the clutch couldn't be disengaged by the...
  15. Clutch and flywheel replacement

    E46 Xi Forum
    Hi everybody! I have to replace the clutch and most likely the flywheel as well in my 2003 325xi wagon. Just wanted some suggestions on weather there is any better options than oem in a similar price range. I'm not looking to spend more than I have to but wouldn't mind spending a couple hundred...
  16. 325xi (strange) clutch won't disengage

    General E46 Forum
    Hello all, I haven't been around for a while. Anyway, I went to downshift today (I don't drive aggressively) and the clutch pedal had zero resistance until about 3/4 of the stroke where it feel like there is hydraulic resistance and can't be floored, but also fails to disengage. It doesn't...
  17. Any E46 330 ci Engine and 5 speed manual tranny for sale

    Engine & Performance
    Please delete. I decided to repair my car and all is well now :)
  18. E46 clutch issues

    General E46 Forum
    Hey everyone, I have a 2001 325i with 141k on it. The car has been driving nicely until a few days ago I noticed some grinding at the end of the clutch pedal when starting the car. When the car is on if you press the clutch fully down you will feel some grinding against the clutch. Also this...
  19. Weird clutch pressure issue

    General E46 Forum
    I'm looking to buy a e46 and found one I'm very interested in. Overall a solid car but I'm concerned about one thing. When going to press the clutch, the pedal goes almost all the way down and feels normal. Then the last couple inches are extremely stiff. When starting the car, the clutch must...
  20. E46 330 2004 330xi Sedan 6-speed Manual Sport Pkg 70k miles (Silbergrau/Black) $10,900

    Complete Cars - Private
    SOLD! 2004 BMW 330xi Sedan 6-speed Manual ///M Aero Pkg - Sale or Trade for 03-up M3 Vert 6sp Manual (NO SMG's) Asking $11750 OBO Or Trade for E46 6 speed Vert (M3 or 330ci ///Msport) Just picked up my new E61 Wagon! Driving it the 1000 miles back home as we speak (well, I'M not driving at...