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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 Sat, Mar-25-2017, 12:27:02 AM   #91
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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

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Ah, I didn't think about leather break in. Plus it's still only 40 degrees and colder at night here in the Northeast. A few hot summer days with the top down will give a little stretch to that leather.



Great write up by the way. The clothespin part was genius!


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Finally pulled the trigger, and really happy with the results. Thanks again for the excellent thread - will throw props your way when I write this up for my site.

FWIW - I found that the issue between the F10 and E46 base rings wasn't really size, but different shape. I didn't have a lot of excess boot to deal with, which was OK since I didn't want the leather edges too close to the console clips. Ring removal and shift knob removal were easier than I thought going in.

Only thing I'd add from a DIY perspective is make sure you disconnect the fuse prior to pulling the knob off. Easily done by pulling up on base and following wire to plug.

So much nicer that stock broom stick, and much brighter too.
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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

Has anyone weighed the F10 M5 shift knob in comparison to say ZHP or BMW Performance?
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Has anyone weighed the F10 M5 shift knob in comparison to say ZHP or BMW Performance?


Yes.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=363268


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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

Great write up. I just did this swap and followed your instructions to the letter. Much better than the broomstick.
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Great write up. I just did this swap and followed your instructions to the letter. Much better than the broomstick.
Good to hear! Mine's still going strong after how ever many years ago I wrote this up.
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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

Good Write up - However I still managed to mess this up!

Here's a few tips.

1. When using glue, cover/tape/bag the knob because if super glue gets on the leather surface of the knob, it WILL NOT come out. I was so mad at myself when I got two spots on my brand new knob and tried everything to get it out.

2. Make sure you have enough material on the bottom left and right of the ring to allow it to go into 5th gear AND Reverse! I was trying to pull down as tight as possible so that there would not be any bulging and that was a mistake.

After I got over the fact I had glue on the knob I installed it. 1st gear, 2nd...3rd... oh yea this thing is awesome!...4th....... 5th aaaaandd it pops out of the ring!!



Can anyone provide some good instruction on how to re-use the old leather boot? At this point it's my only option other than getting another one and trying again.
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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

Anybody offering this as a service? I'm not handy nor do I have the time to complete this task...also I'm not handy....
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Good Write up - However I still managed to mess this up!



Here's a few tips.



1. When using glue, cover/tape/bag the knob because if super glue gets on the leather surface of the knob, it WILL NOT come out. I was so mad at myself when I got two spots on my brand new knob and tried everything to get it out.



2. Make sure you have enough material on the bottom left and right of the ring to allow it to go into 5th gear AND Reverse! I was trying to pull down as tight as possible so that there would not be any bulging and that was a mistake.



After I got over the fact I had glue on the knob I installed it. 1st gear, 2nd...3rd... oh yea this thing is awesome!...4th....... 5th aaaaandd it pops out of the ring!!







Can anyone provide some good instruction on how to re-use the old leather boot? At this point it's my only option other than getting another one and trying again.







I'll also warned of not leaving enough slack to get into reverse. It'll loosen up over time, but you need to be careful about placement.
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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

There is a rubber cement glue that is yellow in color and it is very similar to what they use from the factory. It will allow for mistakes since it can be easily removed before it completely drys. Super glue will just make a mess and will ruin anything it comes in contact with.

As for making sure the boot is properly positioned, just have the two stitched lines equally spaced from the two upper corners of the shift boot. I have seen a few examples where the person lined up one corner with the stitched line and the other was way off; it did not look good being asymmetrical, and I believe getting reverse was a problem.
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