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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 Tue, Oct-31-2017, 08:02:01 PM   #21
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Default Re: Possible New Clutch

I bought the new RMS kit and trans seal so I have them on hand. i will make the call when we get it opened up. I'll also be asking the Indy shop what his warranty on it would be.
This is on hold with my E60 having a mechatronics issue.
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Old Tue, Oct-31-2017, 08:46:12 PM   #22
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Just went with a luk clutch kit for $235 shipped. I really wanted a comparison between luk and Sachs but couldnít find one. In fact I saw a couple instances where members said their clutch was luk that came with the car.
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Old Sat, Nov-11-2017, 12:58:47 PM   #23
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WOW I like the new clutch. Mine was toast.
Went with the Sachs clutch and Luk flywheel and all the usual stuff. Didn't do the RMS but made a deal with my Indy that if it start leaking within 15k miles he will do the labor for half. Fair enough.
Not sure if I still had the factory gear in there but it was marked both Sachs and LUK
Any recommendations on proper break in?
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Old Sat, Nov-11-2017, 03:08:36 PM   #24
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I would do the rear main for sure. There’s no voodoo magic on the original and it’s not a hard replacement if you’re half way competent/careful.
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Old Sat, Nov-11-2017, 04:26:08 PM   #25
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I would do the rear main for sure. Thereís no voodoo magic on the original and itís not a hard replacement if youíre half way competent/careful.


Yeah, just use the dang white plastic cone it comes with. I "forced" one in without it and however slightly bent/creased the edge to where it started a leak AFTER I put the tranny back on. Had to redo. Not fun.


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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)
I also replaced the throw out bearing guide tube ("guide bushing," 23-11-7-512-866).
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WOW I like the new clutch. Mine was toast.

Went with the Sachs clutch and Luk flywheel and all the usual stuff. Didn't do the RMS but made a deal with my Indy that if it start leaking within 15k miles he will do the labor for half. Fair enough.

Not sure if I still had the factory gear in there but it was marked both Sachs and LUK

Any recommendations on proper break in?


Search around, there are differing opinions. 400 or so miles of city(stop and go)driving was the common answer iirc.


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Search around, there are differing opinions. 400 or so miles of city(stop and go)driving was the common answer iirc.


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WOW I like the new clutch. Mine was toast.
Went with the Sachs clutch and Luk flywheel and all the usual stuff. Didn't do the RMS but made a deal with my Indy that if it start leaking within 15k miles he will do the labor for half. Fair enough.
Not sure if I still had the factory gear in there but it was marked both Sachs and LUK
Any recommendations on proper break in?
Normally 200-500 miles, depending on split between city and highway for break-in.
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Any recommendations on proper break in?
Proper break in?


Literally just drop it
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