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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Fri, Dec-15-2017, 08:25:47 PM   #31
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So the consense is to buy a luk clutch, oem Throw out bearing. And while there replace the clutch slave cylinder, clutch fork, rear main seal, input shaft seal, and selector rod seal

Are the seals needed or should they only be done if leaking

FYI the luk clutch is cheapest on amazon look for "LuK 03-054"
I think I found it cheaper on rock auto when I bought it a month ago.
Also replacing the crap plastic(likely disintegrated) pivot pin with one of brass or stainless steel wouldn’t be a bad idea

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We have a respected shop in our area, RRT Racing, I was told by them to not replace the rear main seal if it not leaking. The factory did some black magic under there and if you disturb it you can count on doing it again because its hard as hell to get a new one to not leak. At 190k mine was not leaking when the clutch was replaced, didn't touch it.

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"Black magic" should have been a BS warning sign.

I would absolutely do it with the trans out.
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We have a respected shop in our area, RRT Racing, I was told by them to not replace the rear main seal if it not leaking. The factory did some black magic under there and if you disturb it you can count on doing it again because its hard as hell to get a new one to not leak. At 190k mine was not leaking when the clutch was replaced, didn't touch it.

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You can buy the entire assembly for that job. This will cut out of some of the “black magic” I believe. The seal comes set in place with the metal bracket.
That and I also noticed the factory used some sort of gasket maker material to seal up the housing.
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I'd also recommend replacing the pilot bearing too.
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Old Fri, Dec-15-2017, 09:00:22 PM   #35
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So the consense is to buy a luk clutch, oem Throw out bearing. And while there replace the clutch slave cylinder, clutch fork, rear main seal, input shaft seal, and selector rod seal

Are the seals needed or should they only be done if leaking

FYI the luk clutch is cheapest on amazon look for "LuK 03-054"
I know it's pedantic, but we should clarify - you want an OE BMW (sachs) TOB or and OEM Sachs, not other OEMs.

Kaiv recommends an OE BMW pilot bearing, but I would say F*A*G would be perfectly fine as well. I wouldn't go with other OEM pilot bearings though (Except if it says INA who is owned by Ruville who owns f*a*g too and makes parts for BWM, like the chain tensioner) . I actually have a spare new one I could mail you if you wan to use it.

I wouldn't touch the real main seal if it's dry and you don't have too many miles.

I would go with a metal pivot pin - I don't see it listed. They're available from a lot of places.
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The seal in the rear main housing needs to be seated just right...which is why you buy the kit with the seal installed in the housing and not just the seal.

Thereís no black magic.

I would consider doing the detent springs but that job is kind of a pain.

Pilot bearing
Rear main seal kit
Clutch slave
Flywheel bolts
Shift fork, pin & clip
Input shaft seal
Selector rod joint
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Maybe also:
Trans mounts
Engine mounts
Exhaust bolts (rusty?)
Detent springs
Fuel filter
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Word of caution on doing the front tranny seal (forget the name maybe input shaft seal?)
If it’s seated too far back and bottomed out against something it’s likely too far in. Mine was such and caused a massive transmission fluid leak.
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Any opinions on DKMís steel single mass kit on ECS Tuning?

LUK DMF050? Is this the replacement DMF for the car? ESC doesnít mention that part number. And thereís a significant price difference.


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Any opinions on DKMís steel single mass kit on ECS Tuning?

LUK DMF050? Is this the replacement DMF for the car? ESC doesnít mention that part number. And thereís a significant price difference.


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