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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 Sat, Oct-21-2017, 07:41:41 PM   #1
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Default Possible New Clutch

Hi All
My 100k mile clutch seems to be slipping when getting into the throttle when cruising.So I guess it's time for a new one.
Is the OEM still the option most guys are going with these days? No engine mods to the car.
If so am I missing anything
Clutch plate, disc, throw out, pilot bearing, new flywheel bolts and slave cylinder.
Turn the flywheel or new?
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Upgrade the pivot pin.
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Upgrade the pivot pin.
Bronze or Stainless?
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Old Sat, Oct-21-2017, 09:46:17 PM   #4
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Default Re: Possible New Clutch

Not sure if turning a dual mass flywheel is ok....? Maybe someone else can chime in.


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Default Re: Possible New Clutch

I had mine done in May, I researched a lot and made this thread, hope it helps. I replaced a lot of stuff that was easy and didn't add much labor.

LuK is the OE, get a BMW TOB. Also get the E39 metal pivot pin.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showt...ghlight=Clutch
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I've read that a DM flywheel can be changed every other clutch (depending on condition, of course).

I dropped off my car at my shop to do rear subframe mount reinforcement as well as new clutch and flywheel.

Stuff I am having replaced:
  • rear main seal
  • rear main seal housing gasket
  • clutch and flywheel
  • sachs/OE BMW throw out bearing
  • pilot bearing
  • clutch line
  • steel pivot ball
  • fork
  • trans input seal
  • trans output seal
  • SSK (optional)
  • clutch slave
  • clutch master (optional, changing it out since it's not expensive and just want a fresh system since car has almost 200k miles on it)
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I've read that a DM flywheel can be changed every other clutch (depending on condition, of course).

I dropped off my car at my shop to do rear subframe mount reinforcement as well as new clutch and flywheel.

Stuff I am having replaced:
  • rear main seal
  • rear main seal housing gasket
  • clutch and flywheel
  • sachs/OE BMW throw out bearing
  • pilot bearing
  • clutch line
  • steel pivot ball
  • fork
  • trans input seal
  • trans output seal
  • SSK (optional)
  • clutch slave
  • clutch master (optional, changing it out since it's not expensive and just want a fresh system since car has almost 200k miles on it)
Ok I will throw it out there. What's the opinion on the rear main seal. A lot of people say that if it's not leaking leave it alone.
Can I ask is the same with the trans seals
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Default Re: Possible New Clutch

If you are paying someone, why not do the rear main? It's right there and doesn't add much labor. I had mine done with my clutch.
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If you are paying someone, why not do the rear main? It's right there and doesn't add much labor. I had mine done with my clutch.
Exactly. If you're in there and it's right there, you might as well do it. If the rear main seal or trans seals leaks, you need to drop the trans again.
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Do all the seals. You don't want to have to drop the tranny again if they start leaking in another 20k miles. I also went ahead and changed a lot of bushings on tranny/shifter and did the tranny locking pins. Since you are up there and have access, might also do cpv valve/seal and depending on how old your o2 sensors are, easy access to those.


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