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Old Mon, Aug-08-2011, 11:23:42 PM   #31
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Default Re: DIY Guide: E46 M3 SMG Clutch

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I need a clue how to remove the top bolt of the actuator. 2nd time pulling the
transmission after clutch change, because smg training sequence uttered
errors about finding 5th gear, and it is jamming up between 0 and 1 and still
showing the orange gear dashboard icon. I'm thinking of at least
examining the detent and replacing the gear id sensor.

Anybody have reference to a competant transmission rebuilder in norcal?
I want to bring the 6mt unit over the counter and get its head examined.

stuart.kreitman@gmail.com
Its a pressed fit, remove the nut and tap out with a suitable punch
Sorry, no reference for rebuilding... Its my understanding that no one will open these transmissions because there arent any individual parts available from getrag or anyone else for that matter.

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Old Mon, Aug-08-2011, 11:31:28 PM   #32
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Default Re: DIY Guide: E46 M3 SMG Clutch

Let's call this "FAQ step 15 wtf?"

How are you supposed to do any tapping up in the transmission tunnel?

I have the linkage pin 30% pushed, need to make a tool by grinding an old screwdriver
or big nail.
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Old Sat, Jan-07-2012, 02:30:07 AM   #33
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I've done it in 1 day.. start to finish, day 2 was bleeding/initializing/teaching-in.
I'm doing mine tomorrow. i have a lot of wrench experience so i hope to achieve the same.
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Old Sat, Jan-07-2012, 02:42:00 PM   #34
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Good Luck!! Feel free to pm me if you need anything.
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Old Thu, Jan-12-2012, 02:16:09 AM   #35
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Default Re: DIY Guide: E46 M3 SMG Clutch

progress update: I'm 5 hours in and i have the clutch out. putting everything back in should be much quicker. this wasn't anywhere near as hard as i thought it would be. very doable job.
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Old Thu, Jan-12-2012, 04:44:22 AM   #36
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progress update: I'm 5 hours in and i have the clutch out. putting everything back in should be much quicker. this wasn't anywhere near as hard as i thought it would be. very doable job.
Very nice. You'd be surprised how much you can do on this chassis if you just give it a whirl.

Great information.
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Old Thu, Jan-12-2012, 06:57:38 AM   #37
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Very nice. You'd be surprised how much you can do on this chassis if you just give it a whirl.

Great information.
surprisingly my clutch looks as good as the new one. even the flywheel looks almost unused. i must have glazed the clutch at some point with all the stop and go traffic. what a shame. it looks like it had another 60k miles on it. ill take pictures of the flywheel, clutch and pressure plate tomorrow. i almost want to reuse my flywheel and sell the new one. i can still see the original machining on all the contact surfaces.
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Old Thu, Jan-12-2012, 07:50:06 PM   #38
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i almost want to reuse my flywheel and sell the new one. i can still see the original machining on all the contact surfaces.
Very nice. Mine looked similar. I had ordered a new flywheel with my clutch kit. After a discussion with the guys at VAC, they convinced me it was a waste to buy a new OEM unit for a street car with less than 150-200k miles. I was able to get my money back for the flywheel as it was unopened and within 30 days.

I've got 17,000 miles on the new sachs unit and old flywheel. Saved me a good chunk of change.

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Very nice. Mine looked similar. I had ordered a new flywheel with my clutch kit. After a discussion with the guys at VAC, they convinced me it was a waste to buy a new OEM unit for a street car with less than 150-200k miles. I was able to get my money back for the flywheel as it was unopened and within 30 days.

I've got 17,000 miles on the new sachs unit and old flywheel. Saved me a good chunk of change.

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Did you do the job yourself? I'm going to take some sand paper to the flywheel when I get home and see how I feel about it. From the looks of it te flywheel was replaced with the last clutch job.
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Old Mon, Feb-27-2012, 12:11:17 AM   #40
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Let's call this "FAQ step 15 wtf?"

How are you supposed to do any tapping up in the transmission tunnel?

I have the linkage pin 30% pushed, need to make a tool by grinding an old screwdriver
or big nail.


I made my own tool out of a thin punch and a driver socket screw driver, bent it and worked like a charm.

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