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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:41 AM   #21
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Check the battery cables (tight and clean), check the battery (fully charged), try a different key if you have more than one (if not, get a spare), rock the car slightly and see if the pedal get easier to press. Disconnect the battery for several hours.

Access to the starter is a pita.
If i remember correctly when i put the car in N earlier and put down the e-break as i drifted forward my break peddle loosened up and then when i tried to star it it went stiff. Im not sure if that means anythig?
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:28 AM   #22
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Your brake pedal will feel hard because there is no more vacuum assist from the brake booster. the engine needs to be running to create vacuum to replenish the vacuum in the booster. Just try the relay first especially if you dont hear the smg pump prime when first waking up the car. can you cycle the gears from r-n-1-2 with no issues with engine off?
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:17 PM   #23
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Your brake pedal will feel hard because there is no more vacuum assist from the brake booster. the engine needs to be running to create vacuum to replenish the vacuum in the booster. Just try the relay first especially if you dont hear the smg pump prime when first waking up the car. can you cycle the gears from r-n-1-2 with no issues with engine off?
Yes i can
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:40 PM   #24
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UPDATE: the issue was the key..
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:11 PM   #25
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:37 PM   #26
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Sorry just my 2 cents. I have a 6mt. But i know u have to press the brake pedal to start the car. If your pedal.is to stiff to press, u could bleed your brakes using the.bleeder valve.at one of your calipers. Just a thought
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