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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.


View Poll Results: Your E46 M3 Original Clutch has how many miles on it?
Less than 89k 28 34.15%
Between 90k and 119k 15 18.29%
Between 120k and 149k 33 40.24%
Greater than 150k 6 7.32%
Voters: 82. You may not vote on this poll

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Old Mon, Jan-06-2014, 03:52:23 PM   #21
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Default Re: E46 M3 Clutch Life

...mine started slipping at around 80k... PO may not have been very kind to the clutch... purchased with around 60k on the clock.

Replacing at 85k w/ the Rogue Engineering stage 2 clutch & stainless steel flywheel. What are other folks replacing theirs with? OEM?
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Default Re: E46 M3 Clutch Life

almost 250 votes in my clutch thread from a while back...

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=421783
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Old Mon, Jan-06-2014, 07:24:13 PM   #23
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...mine started slipping at around 80k... PO may not have been very kind to the clutch... purchased with around 60k on the clock.

Replacing at 85k w/ the Rogue Engineering stage 2 clutch & stainless steel flywheel. What are other folks replacing theirs with? OEM?
I will use oem when mine dies. I love how it bites... feels aftermarket!
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Old Mon, Jan-06-2014, 10:34:40 PM   #24
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Default Re: E46 M3 Clutch Life

completely on the drivers of the car to see how long it will last. I'm the third owner of mine, I have over 125k miles on the car with the original clutch, and it still grabs fine and chirps 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
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Default Re: E46 M3 Clutch Life

I'm at 147k miles on the original clutch. I don't ever abuse the car if that helps (no launches, no donuts, no sliding/drifting). 6 speed manual.
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95K still on the original (6-spd)
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completely on the drivers of the car to see how long it will last. I'm the third owner of mine, I have over 125k miles on the car with the original clutch, and it still grabs fine and chirps 1st, 2nd, and 3rd
Really? A/S tires or something?


My OE clutch has 142k. No issues. Car has third pedal.
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Old Fri, Jun-13-2014, 07:24:06 PM   #28
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Default Re: E46 M3 Clutch Life

I had to change my rear main seal so I just changed the clutch for piece of mind. Had under 65K on the car and it was barely worn. (Also depends on how you drive, IMO).
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I had to change my rear main seal so I just changed the clutch for piece of mind. Had under 65K on the car and it was barely worn. (Also depends on how you drive, IMO).
Did you notice any difference in the new clutch? I know your old one was fine, but did a new one feel any better?
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Did you notice any difference in the new clutch? I know your old one was fine, but did a new one feel any better?
Mine was slipping at 80k. HUGE difference driving the car with a new clutch and flywheel.

At least for me. However, I changed everything in the trans even the guibo so it may have not just been the clutch.
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