2002 BMW E46 M3

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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Post by SweaterVest » Nov Sat 18, 2017 11:53 pm

Lol your car seems like it looking at something interesting off camera to the left


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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Post by kevin286 » Dec Wed 13, 2017 11:22 am

SweaterVest wrote:Lol your car seems like it looking at something interesting off camera to the left
Ha!

Well I fixed it. Kinda had to rip into it a bit more than I expected to get this done. I blame the headlight squirters. I think cars without allow the lower trim piece below the headlight to come out easier. Whatever, it's done, looks fine.
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Just glad to get this 'needs fixing' item off my to-do list.
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Post by kevin286 » Feb Thu 08, 2018 9:53 pm

Trouble shifting into 1st. Seemed like it was more when cold (cold here is relative). I thought internal leak on the slave or master so replaced those, cheap and easy enough so. When replacing the slave cylinder though I felt the shift fork and it was all wobbly around the place and could pivot er... rotate clockwise or counterclockwise way more than I thought should be. Googling said common for the pivot pin to fail. Ordered up new brass/bronze? pivot pin for more burliness and then towed it over to a shop. Sorry, no dropping transmission on my chest here.
Sure enough, that was the problem. Shop said didn't look like there was any grease applied to either pivot or TO bearing. :finger: humph.
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New parts in, and she's good to go. Clutch feel is way different. It's smoother and easier.
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Re: 2002 BMW E46 M3

Post by benno3231 » Feb Mon 12, 2018 12:09 pm

Very nice! I bet the difference is night and day
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