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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
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Mon, Dec-03-2018, 05:38:22 PM   #11
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Default Re: Fix SMG or Swap to Manual

bullet proof it? swap

future repairs from time to time? smg
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SMG, + relocation.
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Keep the SMG, I loooove mine so much
One sexy transmission!
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Old Mon, Dec-03-2018, 10:04:53 PM   #14
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Really miss the SMG trans in these cars. I would not swap if I had to do it over (even though the Kaiv-swap is top notch).
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SMG, + relocation.
Relocation brings what benefits, and if itís been talked about could you pm or reply with link?
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There is belief that the pump, which is prone to fail, does so at least in part due to its location being too hot. Some choose to relocate the pump to a better location to eliminate this issue. See:

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...light=relocate
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Default Re: Fix SMG or Swap to Manual

Thanks you guys for you all your input.

Quick question regarding clutches, I've seen vendors selling clutch & flywheel kits for "both 6 speed manual and SMG." There are clutch sizes of 240mm and 241mm. Which is right for the SMG??
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I thought I'd miss my SMG. I don't.
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Thanks you guys for you all your input.

Quick question regarding clutches, I've seen vendors selling clutch & flywheel kits for "both 6 speed manual and SMG." There are clutch sizes of 240mm and 241mm. Which is right for the SMG??
The clutches are the same, it's the same transmission. I thought I could live with SMG, but everytime I have an SMG car I end up swapping it and much happier. If it were a track car then I can definitely see the benefit of SMG, but finally having both an SMG and a 6MT at the same time and driving them back to back made me realize how much more enjoyable the 6mt is, and the 6mt car is stock whereas the SMG car is supercharged. I thought the SMG would work well with the additional power, but it just makes the shifts that much more violent.
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Well some of the clutch kits say "Except SMG" so I am not sure about that.
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