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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 04-24-2013, 06:45 PM   #1
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Smg Adaptaion

Is it bad for the smg to do a smg adaptation every few months?
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Old 04-24-2013, 07:15 PM   #2
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Are u talking about the soft reset or an adaptation using a GT1 tool at the dealership?

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Old 04-24-2013, 07:42 PM   #3
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Not the soft reset the one done with a computer.
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:52 PM   #4
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I don't think it will be bad just doesn't need to be done quite as often. I think I read it should be done I think say about 50k miles
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Old 04-24-2013, 10:15 PM   #5
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I don't see any purpose in doing that.
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Old 04-25-2013, 02:50 AM   #6
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What does this "adaptation" do?


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Old 04-25-2013, 03:15 AM   #7
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The smg adaptation allows you to synchronize the transmission to the engine. I found this out when I did a euro tune on an 04 m3. Before finding out, after the flash, he technically was able to drive it. After I left, I guest he said he couldn't put it into gear.

Every time he put it into gear, the tranny made a loud clunk, and immediately caused the car to stall. It sounded kind of scarey actually. So in the end, I returned, performed smg adaptation and the car ran great. During the adaptation, the computer bleeds the clutch to purge any air in it. Then it goes through each gear shifting through them all for about 10 minutes. The last step require that you hold the clutch in and start the car.

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Old 04-25-2013, 04:01 AM   #8
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Do you have a link with those instructions by chance, I don't remember seeing that in the PDF I down loaded for my car.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:18 AM   #9
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If you're talking about the SMG teach ins then no, there's no point to do it every couple of months. Leave well enough alone. Maybe annually.
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Old 04-25-2013, 08:30 PM   #10
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I would do it every 2-3 months because I have autoenginuity. It helped dramatically with take offs and smoothness of shifts. The self adjusting clutch and the smg system aren't synchronized as well as they should be and it could either over/under compensate for wear and cause jerky acceleration/shifts, clutch take up, etc. I say this from first hand experience.


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Old 04-26-2013, 02:58 PM   #11
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I've done it several times without issue. I originally used Autoenginuity but now use INPA as I find it easier to use.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:22 PM   #12
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I've done it several times without issue. I originally used Autoenginuity but now use INPA as I find it easier to use.
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