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Old 01-16-2009, 03:56 PM   #41
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^ Ya, thats what a clutch slipping feels like.
well thats one way a clutch slipping can feel like but when a clutch goes bad it can act up in a number of ways. The reason I asked was to see if yours slipped the same way mine and my friends did because I wanted to see how recurring of a problem this specific type of slipping is in the e46 model line.
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Old 01-16-2009, 04:56 PM   #42
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Mine only slipped 2 or 3 times in total... mostly in 2nd gear in hot hot weather, stop and go traffic.

My engagement was more worrying, very sloppy.
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Old 01-16-2009, 05:26 PM   #43
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oh ok, my old jetta would pop out of gear and the actual shifter would pop out of place and everything and eventually I had to hold each gear in place while driving in order to get it to the shop. With my e46 it would always slip when I would try to accelerate at either 2300 rpm or 3300 rpm in 3rd & 5th gear and then eventually it started doing it in every gear but my engagement never got bad which I though was weird
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Old 01-16-2009, 06:43 PM   #44
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the shifter popping out is more a case of worn bushings and guides on the shifter mechanism i think
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:06 PM   #45
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THanks for the write-up.

How many miles were on your old clutch
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:46 AM   #46
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #47
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148k on mu clutch and what not, probably replacing come this summer...
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Old 03-12-2009, 12:17 AM   #48
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:25 AM   #49
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thanks for the review... i am minutes away from getting the same set up.
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Old 03-26-2009, 05:50 PM   #50
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thanks for the review... i am minutes away from getting the same set up.
Awesome, flip post up your experience
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Old 04-07-2009, 04:54 PM   #51
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Old 04-24-2009, 01:54 AM   #52
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I had an '02 Mini Cooper S, and I put a light weight flywheel and Kevlar clutch in it. Loved it. Excellent throttle response. RPM's come so much easier and quicker. I just got a 2001 330i, and I'm sure it will be one of my first changes.
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Old 06-06-2009, 05:10 PM   #53
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anyone have video or a recording of some sort of the chatter
im curious to what it sounds like
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:37 AM   #54
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DarkJoker, I think that the chatter will be different car to car. My setup is identical to another member here, and our cars sitting side by side were totally different. His 328 was SO loud, and my chatter was almost unheard until I turned the AC on.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #55
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im not really worried about that i just wanna know what to expect
when the time comes for the upgrade
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Old 06-18-2009, 06:24 AM   #56
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I recently changed my clutch/flywheel.

JB Racing flywheel
ClutchMasters FX300 - Kevar face, Solid hub
Motul Gear 300 75w-90 for the trans

I get chatter when the tranny really heats up, chatter is also really dependent on what gear oil you're running.

Engagement is smooth and clutch pedal feels slightly heavier than stock... but very little. (CM takes an OEM SACHS pressure plate and reinforce it) so pedal feel is very similar to factory.
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Old 06-18-2009, 12:36 PM   #57
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I recently changed my clutch/flywheel.

JB Racing flywheel
ClutchMasters FX300 - Kevar face, Solid hub
Motul Gear 300 75w-90 for the trans

I get chatter when the tranny really heats up, chatter is also really dependent on what gear oil you're running.

Engagement is smooth and clutch pedal feels slightly heavier than stock... but very little. (CM takes an OEM SACHS pressure plate and reinforce it) so pedal feel is very similar to factory.
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Old 08-11-2009, 05:10 PM   #58
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Can someone help me to get the wiering for a BMW 320i 2005 WTCC car.The car is built by BMW Motorsport 2005 for WTCC and is now raicing in the swedish raicingseries STCC.
Last afternon when we started it up for checkin that everything is ok,the display totaly died so i think its someting with the steeringweel.
But to be shure i need the wiering diagram so we can get it out and do some serius raicing this weekend...

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Old 12-24-2009, 05:13 AM   #59
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What is the best clutch to get in order to reduce the rattling of a lightweight flywheel for my application?
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Old 12-24-2009, 06:44 AM   #60
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go with OEM, I couldnt get rid of the chatter with the CM
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