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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 Sun, Jul-22-2018, 01:12:13 PM   #9001
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Iím on the tail end of my 6 speed swap. I plan to flash the dme with the latest euro tune to finish it up. Auto solutions ssk feels oh so nice already.

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Last week my clutch started doing this:


Obioban and TheSt|g graciously offered to help me out. Opened up the transmission to see this:



Throwout bearing basically exploded. Frankly I'm amazed I was able to change gears at all. We replaced the clutch and flywheel along with most of the wear items in the way and installed an Autosolutions SSK since there would be no other point where it's this accessible. Also installed the Turner Urethane Shift Carrier bushing while we were at it

Ran into a couple issues along the way, but ultimately got it done. Car drives amazing. Clutch is smoother than I ever remember it being, the shifter is ridiculously precise (and I hear it improves with a few miles on it). I got the newest variant of the Autosolutions kit (he calls it the "Autocross" edition) - he says it basically incorporates the E90 SSK technology into the E46 kit. I picked 25% w/ stock shift lever height (this is what Ronald himself runs in his personal E46 M3). Visually the main difference seems to be that the shift lever sits in a bearing / ball joint rather than the nylon cup.

I cannot thank Obioban and TheSt|G enough for their help. I would not have been able to tackle this on my own, and I would have been in a bit of trouble if left with an unshiftable car.
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Old Sun, Jul-22-2018, 05:09:08 PM   #9003
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Throwout bearing basically exploded.
Dang. Do you know what brand it was? Oe or some off brand?

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Dang. Do you know what brand it was? Oe or some off brand?

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Old Sun, Jul-22-2018, 08:52:47 PM   #9005
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Old Mon, Jul-23-2018, 05:58:07 AM   #9006
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trying to decided between keeping my currently installed GC Street camber plates or swapping them for a set of GC Race camber plates I've been "gifted".

it's essentially a free upgrade to some bomb fully adjustable camber plates but I don't really need them unless I want to even out my caster alignment. I can do the swap myself and all I'll need to do is pay for an alignment.

decisions decisions...
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Test fitted the Megan headers to see if I had fitment issues, mine fit perfect. Waiting for 2 studs to come in the mail then I can put the car back together, I have an SGT resonated x-pipe ready to install too. Then I ordered the mishimoto electric fan to make more free space in the engine bay and now I want to order a mishimoto radiator and refresh the whole cooling system.
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I officially finished my 6 spd swap last night with the EU3 dme flash following terraphantms thread.

Now that thatís done Iíll be replacing the transmission this weekend to fix a broken second gear.
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Iím on the tail end of my 6 speed swap. I plan to flash the dme with the latest euro tune to finish it up. Auto solutions ssk feels oh so nice already.

please post a review or video of the upgraded bearing ssk!!
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