E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > General E46 Forum

General E46 Forum
This is the place to get answers, opinions and everything you need related to your E46 (sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon) BMW!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rating: Thread Rating: 2 votes, 5.00 average. Display Modes
Old 09-28-2012, 09:56 AM   #61
ac_2007
Registered User
 
ac_2007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Toronto
Posts: 6,882
My Ride: 2004 M3, 2001 325i
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zell View Post
I'm at 108k and in first gear I'll get chatter occasionally if it's cold right when I first start the car, but other than that it feels solid. A good test: drive your car at 20 mph, put it in 5th or 6th gear and floor it. If your revs don't shoot up, then your clutch is good
Well, it means the clutch grabs at low torque.

Usually slippage will start to be noticeable at high RPMs. Going 80 mph in 4th and flooring the gas can prove to be more revealing.
ac_2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:06 AM   #62
jneumann
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,065
My Ride: 323i, 530i, Z4 3.0i
Send a message via AIM to jneumann
Just turned over 221k on the original in my E46. Chirped 2nd this morning, so still good it seems.

Sent from my SCH-R530U using Bimmer App
__________________
E46 323i Sport/5 speed/TiAg | 242k miles
E85 Z4 3.0i Sport/6 speed/Toledo Blue | 96k miles
E39 530i M-Sport/5 speed/Topaz Blue | 231k miles

Dynavin Android | Laser Interceptor | GRE PSR-800 | STi-R+ | M3 seats | 50W 4300K FX-R Retrofit | Solid black interior | Mtech II front bumper | Koni FSDs
Member, Three Pedal Mafia | Long informative article on oil | BITOG German Castrol FAQ

jneumann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:35 AM   #63
vbfronkis
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Boston
Posts: 198
My Ride: 2001 325iT
I didn't get my car until it had 133k on it, but I'm fairly certain it's the factory clutch and I've now got 166k on it. No signs of it giving up.
__________________
2001 325iT, manual
vbfronkis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 02:43 PM   #64
dreyo27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 858
My Ride: 2001 325ci
got my car when it only had 39k.... nvr drove a standard, raplaced the clutch at 54k, now i am at 109k and might need to replace it again....
But thats after going to a trackday, autox, and the dragstrip just to make sure its still slow lol
__________________
dreyo27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #65
TerraPhantm
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mountain Top
Posts: 5,899
My Ride: 2005 M3 Coupe
My clutch is fine. My pressure plate on the other hand doesn't seem to be. Will probably end up replacing a perfectly good clutch because of it.

I'm at 100k miles btw.
__________________
TerraPhantm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:06 PM   #66
IrunBimmer
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Acton
Posts: 364
My Ride: 323i
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreyo27 View Post
got my car when it only had 39k.... nvr drove a standard, raplaced the clutch at 54k, now i am at 109k and might need to replace it again....
But thats after going to a trackday, autox, and the dragstrip just to make sure its still slow lol
sorry to say if you havent gotten used to your clutch after 54k miles never mind 109k you shouldnt be in a manual.
IrunBimmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:19 PM   #67
omg A e46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: brentwood ca
Posts: 101
My Ride: 323i
I have 204xxx on my stock clutch and its starting to slip a little
omg A e46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:25 PM   #68
dmax
Registered User
 
dmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NJ
Posts: 22,774
My Ride: '99 328i 1.04646 mu
238K miles...original clutch that withstood a day of drag racing and worse...teaching my son to drive a manual. Knock on wood!
__________________


Performing at the Comedy Cove--595 Morris Ave. Springfield NJ reservations 973 376-3840

A recent set

dmax on the radio every Wednesday 7-9 p.m. NYC time. Call in! (661) 449-9340 watsonnwatson.com
dmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 03:32 PM   #69
SeanC
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 4,037
My Ride: 330i
Quote:
Originally Posted by dmax View Post
238K miles...original clutch that withstood a day of drag racing and worse...teaching my son to drive a manual. Knock on wood!
I can't wait to teach mine! Good luck. Might need a new clutch soon lol...

My clutch is at 149k btw, and no signs of it going bad except grabbing a little high.
__________________

Sapphire Black MetallicNatural BrownSilver Cube e46 330i ZHP/ZCW/6MT - Sold
HellrotDove Grey e36 ///M3 - RIP
Alpine WhiteTanSand High Gloss e46 330i SunRoofLess/5MT

Last edited by SeanC; 09-28-2012 at 03:33 PM.
SeanC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 04:50 PM   #70
mystert
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
Posts: 370
My Ride: 2003 330Ci
My throwout bearing started to squeak whenever the clutch pedal was pressed at about 130k, when i changed it out I had plenty of friction material on the clutch disc. My buddy has 165k on his original clutch.
__________________

MysterT Huntington Beach, CA
mystert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 08:23 PM   #71
ZHPinthe103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pennsylvannia
Posts: 377
My Ride: 325i Black on beige
What are the price ballparks of an Indy replacing clutch kit?

Id bring this kit and only pay labor:

So $280.00 plus how much labor?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-17...25i-z4-25.aspx
ZHPinthe103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2012, 10:45 PM   #72
MercForHire
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Waterloo,Ontario
Posts: 4,405
My Ride: 323Ci 5 Speed Black
Quote:
Originally Posted by ZHPinthe103 View Post
What are the price ballparks of an Indy replacing clutch kit?

Id bring this kit and only pay labor:

So $280.00 plus how much labor?

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-17...25i-z4-25.aspx
$500 at least
MercForHire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 12:36 AM   #73
ZHPinthe103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pennsylvannia
Posts: 377
My Ride: 325i Black on beige
Quote:
Originally Posted by MercForHire View Post
$500 at least

So like 5 hours?
ZHPinthe103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2012, 04:19 PM   #74
ZHPinthe103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pennsylvannia
Posts: 377
My Ride: 325i Black on beige
With the clutch install..might also include a shifter refresh. Does anyone know anything about these two shifters??

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...nce/ES2221057/

http://www.ecstuning.com/BMW-E46-325...nce/ES2538371/
__________________

Last edited by ZHPinthe103; 09-30-2012 at 09:38 AM.
ZHPinthe103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 09:40 AM   #75
ZHPinthe103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pennsylvannia
Posts: 377
My Ride: 325i Black on beige
??
__________________
ZHPinthe103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 05:13 PM   #76
dreyo27
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 858
My Ride: 2001 325ci
Quote:
Originally Posted by IrunBimmer View Post
sorry to say if you havent gotten used to your clutch after 54k miles never mind 109k you shouldnt be in a manual.
I am very much used to my clutch... they dont last long with me because of the amount of time I spend on tracks... and abuse it gets on the street too... My tires last a little over a year on avarage... so 50k+ out of a clutch is a win in my book...
__________________
dreyo27 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 06:52 PM   #77
jneumann
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,065
My Ride: 323i, 530i, Z4 3.0i
Send a message via AIM to jneumann
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreyo27 View Post
I am very much used to my clutch... they dont last long with me because of the amount of time I spend on tracks... and abuse it gets on the street too... My tires last a little over a year on avarage... so 50k+ out of a clutch is a win in my book...
Lucky. I barely get one summer out of a set. Though, I've got 222k on my original clutch.

Sent from my SCH-R530U using Bimmer App
__________________
E46 323i Sport/5 speed/TiAg | 242k miles
E85 Z4 3.0i Sport/6 speed/Toledo Blue | 96k miles
E39 530i M-Sport/5 speed/Topaz Blue | 231k miles

Dynavin Android | Laser Interceptor | GRE PSR-800 | STi-R+ | M3 seats | 50W 4300K FX-R Retrofit | Solid black interior | Mtech II front bumper | Koni FSDs
Member, Three Pedal Mafia | Long informative article on oil | BITOG German Castrol FAQ

jneumann is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 07:16 PM   #78
nike001
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: NE Pennsylvania
Posts: 998
My Ride: Fergo
Mine has clutch chatter on mild mornings when getting out of my driveway. But when everything gets heated up it catches fine, usually only lasts for the first 1-2 take offs.

On cold mornings it grabs like nobodys business though. I almost stall the car sometimes because of it. No slippage though @ 125k (knock on wood)
__________________

330i ZHP 6MT | H&R Sport Cup | BMW Performance | OEM Clears | Coby Wheel

Last edited by nike001; 10-03-2012 at 07:16 PM.
nike001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #79
dknightd
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: upstate NY
Posts: 966
My Ride: 2002 330 cic
Quote:
Originally Posted by IrunBimmer View Post
sorry to say if you havent gotten used to your clutch after 54k miles never mind 109k you shouldnt be in a manual.
That is not fair. If he uses his car only for racing, and beats on it, 50K is pretty good.

I don't race my car. I fully expect it to last as long as I own it. Car is 10 years old now, with 75K miles - I expect to keep it 10 more years and 75k more miles.

When the clutch goes it should be obvious - revs go up - wheels not slipping - speed stays the same - must be clutch slipping. Time for a new clutch. If you are gentle with the throttle, and careful with the clutch, you likely have some time to think about it.

I don't know what the book time is on a BMW clutch. It is rear wheel drive which should make things quicker and easier. My guess would be less than a day for somebody who has done it before.
dknightd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2012, 09:57 PM   #80
ZHPinthe103
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Pennsylvannia
Posts: 377
My Ride: 325i Black on beige
Quote:
Originally Posted by dreyo27 View Post
I am very much used to my clutch... they dont last long with me because of the amount of time I spend on tracks... and abuse it gets on the street too... My tires last a little over a year on avarage... so 50k+ out of a clutch is a win in my book...
wow you must be really aggressive to your clutch. How have you replaced your clutch? Did you have a shop/dealer do it?
ZHPinthe103 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:51 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use