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Old 12-23-2012, 09:36 PM   #1
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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.
http://philadelphia.craigslist.org/cto/3488744954.html
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:38 PM   #2
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:55 PM   #3
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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...
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Old 12-23-2012, 10:48 PM   #4
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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...
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:13 PM   #5
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yea its probably worth 2000 as is...
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Old 12-24-2012, 06:09 AM   #6
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Pass on it...
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:14 AM   #7
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:29 AM   #8
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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..
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