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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 Thu, Aug-23-2018, 09:49:50 PM   #691
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Agree that the bushing is rubber and allows movement, however with that twist you have it in, it is applying a constant force to one side.

Not sure if it can be adjusted from top. IIRC, it is riveted/welded?
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My only reservation about that theory is that the linkage connecting to the fork allows for the shifter to pivot left and right. The geometry would need to result in some sort of twisting force.

Iím wondering if I can adjust the bracket from the top?
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Agree that the bushing is rubber and allows movement, however with that twist you have it in, it is applying a constant force to one side.

Not sure if it can be adjusted from top. IIRC, it is riveted/welded?

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Makes sense for sure. I mounted mine with bolts so I should be able to get creative. Worst case Iíve dropped the trans 3 times now so itís leisurely 9 hour project.
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Old Thu, Aug-23-2018, 10:07:01 PM   #693
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Makes sense for sure. I mounted mine with bolts so I should be able to get creative. Worst case Iíve dropped the trans 3 times now so itís leisurely 9 hour project.
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Went under the car the other day for the first time since completing the swap to change some fluids out, including the transmission fluid.

To my dismay, the transmission had a bit of fluid dripping from the bottom. Followed the trail and it seems like it's a very slow leak coming from the gear position sensor at the top rear of the transmission.

When we installed the GPS, we screwed it in very tightly so as to avoid any possible leak, and yet, here we are. Not sure how/why it's happening.

Anyone else ever deal with a leak from the GPS after your swap? Any way to deal with it without dropping the transmission? It's a veeeery tight spot...

When installing, I thought it kind of strange that there was no kind of crush washer or anything to seal the GPS against the transmission.. could putting one in be a possible solution? Or would that make the GPS not thread deep enough into the transmission to function effectively??

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Old Sat, Sep-08-2018, 03:24:33 AM   #695
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Went under the car the other day for the first time since completing the swap to change some fluids out, including the transmission fluid.

To my dismay, the transmission had a bit of fluid dripping from the bottom. Followed the trail and it seems like it's a very slow leak coming from the gear position sensor at the top rear of the transmission.

When we installed the GPS, we screwed it in very tightly so as to avoid any possible leak, and yet, here we are. Not sure how/why it's happening.

Anyone else ever deal with a leak from the GPS after your swap? Any way to deal with it without dropping the transmission? It's a veeeery tight spot...

When installing, I thought it kind of strange that there was no kind of crush washer or anything to seal the GPS against the transmission.. could putting one in be a possible solution? Or would that make the GPS not thread deep enough into the transmission to function effectively??
Could put some teflon/pipe sealer tape on the threads. Maybe can get at it with open end wrench, but yeah, it's tight.

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Old Tue, Oct-30-2018, 03:46:30 AM   #696
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Anyone else notice some relatively slower throttle response when coasting in neutral? That is, when stabbing the throttle while coasting in N between 5-20mph? Not sure if this is normal across factory 6spd cars as well
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Old Fri, Nov-09-2018, 10:06:17 AM   #697
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Hi all,

I would like to get any help here for my SMG to Manual Conversion, first to get things clear let me give some information about my car and what i have done so far:

Car Details:

Euro Spec 2005 SMG E46 M3 with HPF Turbo kit Stage 1 using AEM ECU as well.

Conversion Process:
Transmission bell housing and all other modification has been done except the Gear Position Sensor not installed. All hardware steps have been done properly.
After that, I install the clutch module switch and did the wiring steps as follow:

Pin 1: Br/Sw (Brown w/Black stripe): Ground (tap into the brake light switch on pedal box that has the same wiring colors)

Pin 3: Vi/Ge (Violet w/Yellow Stripe): 12V (tap into the brake light switch on pedal box which has the same wire colors).

Pin 4: Bl/Sw (Blue w/Black Stripe): Pin 8 in EWS

I install manual software using winkfp as EU4: 7837777 and followed
Gear Position Sensor Delete:

1) Set K_SKRAFTS_CONTROL to 02 (default should be 01).

Coding not yet done as I understand the car should start even without coding.

My issue is that the car did not start yet or cranking it was cranking before installing the manual software. I read here that I have to connect Pin #2 in clutch module to pin #20 in DME connector X60002 but as my car has HPF Turbo kit the original connectors for the DME goes to our HPF Jumper box and HPF Jumper box connectors goes back to DME so the pin#20 is not empty actually but the one that goes to HPF Jumper box yes it is empty slot for pin#20 as it is the original connector!
I need to know how to get the car started if anyone here has HPF car and did the swapping.

My other option is to buy AEM Infinity but still not sure if the car will start or not as it was SMG and converted to Manual and I have not done any modification to the original wiring harness.

Please advise if you have any ideas or thoughts. Thanks.
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Old Fri, Nov-09-2018, 01:45:05 PM   #698
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Hi all,

I would like to get any help here for my SMG to Manual Conversion, first to get things clear let me give some information about my car and what i have done so far:

Car Details:

Euro Spec 2005 SMG E46 M3 with HPF Turbo kit Stage 1 using AEM ECU as well.

Conversion Process:
Transmission bell housing and all other modification has been done except the Gear Position Sensor not installed. All hardware steps have been done properly.
After that, I install the clutch module switch and did the wiring steps as follow:

Pin 1: Br/Sw (Brown w/Black stripe): Ground (tap into the brake light switch on pedal box that has the same wiring colors)

Pin 3: Vi/Ge (Violet w/Yellow Stripe): 12V (tap into the brake light switch on pedal box which has the same wire colors).

Pin 4: Bl/Sw (Blue w/Black Stripe): Pin 8 in EWS

I install manual software using winkfp as EU4: 7837777 and followed
Gear Position Sensor Delete:

1) Set K_SKRAFTS_CONTROL to 02 (default should be 01).

Coding not yet done as I understand the car should start even without coding.

My issue is that the car did not start yet or cranking it was cranking before installing the manual software. I read here that I have to connect Pin #2 in clutch module to pin #20 in DME connector X60002 but as my car has HPF Turbo kit the original connectors for the DME goes to our HPF Jumper box and HPF Jumper box connectors goes back to DME so the pin#20 is not empty actually but the one that goes to HPF Jumper box yes it is empty slot for pin#20 as it is the original connector!
I need to know how to get the car started if anyone here has HPF car and did the swapping.

My other option is to buy AEM Infinity but still not sure if the car will start or not as it was SMG and converted to Manual and I have not done any modification to the original wiring harness.

Please advise if you have any ideas or thoughts. Thanks.
Cheapest thing to do is buy bmw scanner 1.4 from ebay it is about 20 usd software plus cable . Connect it to your car , you can disable the clutch to be depressed when starting your car. Then you can start your car without the dme taking signal from the clutch. Like this you will start your car without any problems.
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Old Tue, Nov-13-2018, 03:27:17 PM   #699
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Cheapest thing to do is buy bmw scanner 1.4 from ebay it is about 20 usd software plus cable . Connect it to your car , you can disable the clutch to be depressed when starting your car. Then you can start your car without the dme taking signal from the clutch. Like this you will start your car without any problems.
Hi bro thanks for your reply, I ordered BMW scanner v1.4 from ebay waiting for delivery, so with that there is no need to do the wiring for the clutch module switch to be wired to DME, EWS or clutch brake wires?!
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Hi bro thanks for your reply, I ordered BMW scanner v1.4 from ebay waiting for delivery, so with that there is no need to do the wiring for the clutch module switch to be wired to DME, EWS or clutch brake wires?!
I didnĎt do any wiring but you wont have cruise control working when you donĎt do the wiring.
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