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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 Thu, May-08-2014, 03:47:14 AM   #31
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160K miles and when I took it out it was in perfect condition

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05/2004 SMG PY/BLK - 600 TCKline - CPI Headers & resonated Sec1- Stoptech BBK 6 pod front & 4 pod rear with steel lines - 75mm Studs conversion - PF RTABs & FCABs - AKG subframe bushings - Multi color AEs - FR-X 3.0 Projectors - Smoked Side markers - Euro bumper - V1 with hard wire & Stealth one - M Track Mod - ZCP steering rack - Dual LI - CSL Style diffuser - SCZA Exhaust - E9x Door handle LED retrofit - SCZA CSL bootlid - VEI systems custom air vent A/F & boost gauge - VEI custom air vent Water temp & oil pressure guage- Active Prima plus + FS tune - Mishimoto Radiator & Oil cooler - H&R front Sway - UUC camber arms - keyless & push to start system - clear bra - interiors red stitching contrast - Apex PS7s - 16" Spal fan
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Old Thu, May-08-2014, 03:53:43 AM   #32
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If you're going to replace it anyway, please do us a favor and drive in S5 for a few days and do several hard starts. Not necessarily SMG launches, but very hard take-offs, then let us know if behavior changes any. This is just a hunch, but worth trying.


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Mine has 124k reset via inpa and still shudder. Replaced along with flywheel and compression springs.
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I just replaced my clutch while the tranny was out for replacement of the retention springs and the gear position sensor. After 10 track days in the past year the clutch disc looked decent but the throw out bearing was near failure. Since the car is progressing towards a dedicated track car I went with the VAC Kevlar Clutch Kit. It required a 600 mile break in but the positive engagement of this clutch rivals the SMG III. (3rd gear chirps on brand new Mich Pilot Sports) Non of the springs were broken but the gear position sensor cured all of the missed shifts I was experiencing.
2005 Silver Grey Metallic / Imola
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Sunroof Delete
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Borla X Pipe
Dinan Section 3
Dinan 3.91
Dinan Stage 3 Suspension
Fluidyne Aluminum Radiator
VAC Kevlar Clutch Kit
K&N Filter Insert
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