I got my clutch delay valve removed today. I guess bmw puts this clutch delay on the E46 so that grandma and grandpa drivers have a smoother shift, well because of this most of us have to deal with a slow clutch that really sucks when driving enthusiastically. So I had mine rewmoved. I felt a big difference, my clutch shifts a lot nicer and faster. It takes about 45min to do and requires no parts, they simply remove the delay valve and reconnect the wiring(or something of that nature). I recommend this to anyone who doesn't like their bmw clutch.