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Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-10-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,760
Posted By uvtime
SMG shift Problems

Hello, you say your SMG does not downshift at high RPMs, in AUTO mode, unless you let off for 2 seconds. Do you have the same problems with upshifting at high RPMs? Have you tried setting the...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-06-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By uvtime
Hello VeeM3r, my M3 was fixed and has and been...

Hello VeeM3r, my M3 was fixed and has and been without problems for 2 years. In summary, the BMW dealer wanted to replace the tranny because they said the synchros were bad. After all my research, 3...
Forum: Engine & Performance 06-13-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,310
Posted By uvtime
E46 m3 shims

Hello, have you sold the shims?

Ed
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-31-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By uvtime
What was the solution to the problem with your...

What was the solution to the problem with your 6sp?
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-29-2012, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,760
Posted By uvtime
SMG Gear Postion Sensor and Springs

The BMW dealer wanted to replace the transmission for $7500. Less than $1000 to repair my SMG was more reasonable, don't you think? Parts and Labor cost me around $950. You can buy the GPS online for...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-28-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 831
Posted By uvtime
I had the same problems and the gear positiion...

I had the same problems and the gear positiion sensor and a broken compression spring were replaced. Problem solved, cost me $900 parts and labor vs. $7500 that the dealer wanted to charge for a...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-28-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,760
Posted By uvtime
I had the exact same issues. After 6 months of...

I had the exact same issues. After 6 months of driving the car like a normal manual transmission by releasing the gas pedal before every shift I had no problems. After extensive research I bit the...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 05-28-2012, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By uvtime
From the research I did when I had an SMG problem...

From the research I did when I had an SMG problem with my '05 M3, it sounds like you have a broken compression spring on on the tranny. If the problem is intermittent, it means that the spring is...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-23-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By uvtime
Itgb, thanks for your time but I won't be needing...

Itgb, thanks for your time but I won't be needing your front shocks. I installed new HR Springs over the weekend and my shocks are still in good shape. Good enough until I can buy some Koni's next...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-17-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By uvtime
Hello thanks for the reply. I will be replacing...

Hello thanks for the reply. I will be replacing my fronts springs with HR Sports tomorrow, and wanted to keep my stock shocks until I can afford to buy some Koni's. My fronts have 72K miles, I would...
Forum: Suspension and Braking 04-14-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,391
Posted By uvtime
Are the shocks still available?

Are the shocks still available?
Forum: Miscellaneous BMW and E46 Parts 04-07-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 991
Posted By uvtime
Shims

Hello, is the shim kit still aavailable?
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-15-2011, 12:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By uvtime
If it's still under warranty then you have...

If it's still under warranty then you have nothing to worry about. If the dealer fixes the problem and the same problem(s) come back, then they are obligated to fix it at no charge, no deductible....
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-11-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By uvtime
Yes it is a street legal race car with an SMG....

Yes it is a street legal race car with an SMG. It's nice because on the track you can have both hands on the wheel while shifting gears with the paddles. If you haven't driven an E46 M3 you will be...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-11-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By uvtime
ISA and Ranger Jeff, thankyou for taking the time...

ISA and Ranger Jeff, thankyou for taking the time and providing good input on my SMG problem. I will definitely have the "gear position sensor" investigated. I also read a post about a simple $2...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-11-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By uvtime
The only downside to the SMG is you are more...

The only downside to the SMG is you are more likely to have higher repair costs compared to the traditional 6 speed manual transmission in an E46 M3. Unless your vehicle is has an extended warranty...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-10-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By uvtime
My wife was complaining about the hard shifts of...

My wife was complaining about the hard shifts of my 2005 M3 SMG convertible when I bought it 2 years ago. You would think that it would be the opposite, but "Auto" mode shifts are much harsher than...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-10-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By uvtime
Good Luck! At least you have the warranty, and...

Good Luck! At least you have the warranty, and the platinum from what I have read will cover the transmission.

For me, I'm the unlucky guy who has a delay (3 seconds) between upshifts (see...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 08-10-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,198
Posted By uvtime
A camaro with paddle shifters is an automatic...

A camaro with paddle shifters is an automatic (steptronic = torque converter) The SMG is the same manual transmission as the 6 speed manual in the M3 but the computer controls the clutch for you. The...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-09-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By uvtime
Thanks for the suggestion but I replaced the...

Thanks for the suggestion but I replaced the salmon relay a few days ago and there is still a problem with upshifting if the RPM's are above 2500. I'll probably take the car to an independent BMW...
Forum: New Member Introductions 08-08-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By uvtime
Faster than you think

You'll be pleasantly surprised at how fast the E46 M3 is if you haven't driven one. Not only does it handle better than 99% of the american muscle cars, it is right up there in performance: 0-60 in...
Forum: General E46 Forum 08-08-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,041
Posted By uvtime
M3 SMGII Accumlator replacement cost?

After researching old posts it seems my accumlator may require replacment. I have a 2005 M3 SMG with 68K miles. Last few months, S5 mode 1st to 2nd gear shift slaps you back into the seat at 8k RPMs...
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