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!

Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-23-2012, 10:36 PM   #1
MINIz guy
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 371
My Ride: bro truck
Craigslist description help!

I'm still on the lookout for an E46 and found this E46 with what the seller describes as a bad "clutch release bearing."
It is described as a grind when releasing the clutch in first gear. Does this bearing actually go bad or is the selling trying to hide much bigger problems?

Here is the link to the ad.
MINIz guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Ads by Google

Guests, get your FREE E46Fanatics.com membership to remove this ad.
Old 12-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #2
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Toronto,Ontario
Posts: 4,411
My Ride: M235i 6MT
dont want a dented car
MercForHire is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 10:55 PM   #3
MINIz guy
Registered User
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: NJ
Posts: 371
My Ride: bro truck
I didn't even notice the dent...

I PM'd dmax and he helped. Whatever it is, I'll probably have to drop the tranny and I don't know how to do that. Taking it to a mechanic would be pointless for a <$4k E46. Back to searching Craigslist again...
MINIz guy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-2012, 11:48 PM   #4
Registered User
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Annapolis, MD
Posts: 1,227
My Ride: 2003 330i ZHP
Yea, that dent alone makes it not worth it. If it were dented on the front fender it'd be one thing, but rear quarter panel dents generally aren't cheap to repair...
EverydayGetaway is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: NE Wisconsin
Posts: 1,014
My Ride: 2003 ZHP 6-speed
yea its probably worth 2000 as is...
2003 330i ZHP 6 speed
afstud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #6
Chris C
Registered User
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Germantown, MD USA
Posts: 827
My Ride: 2001 325Ci
Pass on it...
Chris C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 10:14 AM   #7
Registered User
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: north babylon NY
Posts: 2,573
My Ride: 99 323i
I would buy it just for the black interior
Matte Black Kidney Grilles | Smoked Tails & Corners | Mtech II Bumper | Hotchkis Springs | ACS Roof Spoiler | M3 Spoiler | 20% Tint
WTB: Black sun visors & grab handles - PM ME!

I have P.A. Soft and a 20-pin adapter. Only used it a few times but pm me if you need anything coded!
willsbma is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-24-2012, 10:29 AM   #8
Registered User
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Fairfield CT
Posts: 607
My Ride: 330ci + stg2 Scoobie
He's talking about the throwout bearing. It's a big job that requires removing the transmission and many other parts. While your in there it's best to replace the clutch and dual mass flywheel as well..

Current Cars:
'99 Big Turbo B5 A4 (the red one) ^^^
'13 GLI
'91 Ford F150 v8 5spd

Previous Cars:
'05 stg 2 scoobie wagon
'82 VW rabbit vert
'01 330ci
'84 633csi
diM3tri is offline   Reply With Quote

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 11:00 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2016 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use