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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, Jun-01-2008, 03:25:09 PM   #1
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This bolt is giving me a hard time. Has anyone seen this before? Sorry the picture is from a telescopic mirror. Notice the brass look around the removed threads. The bolt will not back out.
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almost looks like its pressed in there
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I may be wrong, but i know at the dealerships they have this thing with 2 bolts drilled into a piece of plexiglass, saying this is how BMW saves weight. Then one is a regular steel bolt then the other, new light weight one, is a titanium redesigned bolt....and that kinda looks like it.
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I may be wrong, but i know at the dealerships they have this thing with 2 bolts drilled into a piece of plexiglass, saying this is how BMW saves weight. Then one is a regular steel bolt then the other, new light weight one, is a titanium redesigned bolt....and that kinda looks like it.
......interesting.

How would one get this bolt out. Take a dremel cut off wheel and take the threads out then purchase a new bolt from BMW?
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where is the location of that bolt?
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where is the location of that bolt?
I am trying to remove the SMG actuator at the rear of the tranny.

Number 6 in this photo

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...98&hg=23&fg=10
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FIT bolt...sounds pressed in, like they don't want you to remove this item

probably gets a lot of vibration, etc., from the actuator movement
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FIT bolt...sounds pressed in, like they don't want you to remove this item

probably gets a lot of vibration, etc., from the actuator movement
Well the actuator has to come out, because of leaking around the input shaft seal and the part comes as it is shown on RealOEM. If I have to drop the tranny, then I will just change the clutch while I am at it.

What would be the next step? Wait for BMW to send me that bolt and see what that looks like?
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Well the actuator has to come out, because of leaking around the input shaft seal and the part comes as it is shown on RealOEM. If I have to drop the tranny, then I will just change the clutch while I am at it.

What would be the next step? Wait for BMW to send me that bolt and see what that looks like?
reference the shop manual...it's probably pressed in...
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just looked at the TIS...look at the realoem diagram, item 7...it's a nut that goes on that bolt...it's missing on yours

did you remove it?
you should be able to tap the bolt out...

not sure if this helps....

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