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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 04-10-2013, 07:35 PM   #1
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Need Replacement Clutch recommendations

Hello e46fanatics,
I've got 130k miles on my 2002 M3 Convertible and it's time for a clutch replacement. I've reviewed the DIY and I intend to do it myself (I have tools & a shop though no experience) but I'm curios if anyone has recommendations on a replacement clutch?

I wasn't planning on replacing the flywheel unless it looked bad. Should I expect to need to replace it as well? If I do need to replace it is there any reason I would want a lightweight one?

I'm looking at the OEM kit on turnermotorsports.com should I consider anything aftermarket. I can't track my car (convertible) and I don't think I'll do much beyond some minor reprogramming.

I assume I should do the recommended replacements from turnermotorsports:
Exhaust Gaskets & Hardware:
11627830668 - exhaust seal ring x 2
11621318568 - bolts x 4
18301317898 - nuts x 4
Transmission Seals:
23127501580 - shift shaft seal
23121222769 - output seal
23127501328 - input seal
Additional Clutch Parts:
11627830668 - clutch pivot pin
11211720310 - pilot bearing
21207548052 - pressure plate bolts x 6

Anything else I should consider? O2 Sensors?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:06 PM   #2
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If not tracking stick to OEM clutch. The flywheel is dual mass so it cannot be resurfaced but if good just re-use it. While you are there delete the CDV and consider getting a new slave cylinder so you don't have to replace that down the road. Also check the guibo and center support bearing, replace both if worn so again no repeat work down the road.

Also could be a good time to install a short shifter while down there. If the shifter side to side in neutral is sloppy then replace those shifter bushings too.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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I would definitely replace the flywheel at that mileage. Use stock parts as you can see it will last another 120k.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:52 PM   #4
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Guibo, center support bearing, and slave cylinder make sense. I guess I should suck it up and just spend the $600 for the flywheel. Car's been really good to me and there's no reason I should cheap out on it now. Plus I'd love to get another 100k out of it.

Forgive the ignorance but why do I want to get rid of the CDV?
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CDV = clutch delay valve. It was BMW's way of making sure no one burnt out the clutch easily but also prevents smooth shifting. Search around the forums, easy DIY.
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Old 04-10-2013, 09:47 PM   #6
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CDV delete has been the best mod to date for me, makes a big difference
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Old 04-11-2013, 12:31 PM   #7
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Yep, CDV delete. And I'd go ahead and do rear main seal. As for the flywheel its more than likely okay. If you get to and it's all splotchy and smooth or uneven wear, then I'd overnight one. If so just get you a lightweight flywheel for sure. Make sure you get the tool to take off and replace the clutch.
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Guibo, center support bearing, and slave cylinder make sense. I guess I should suck it up and just spend the $600 for the flywheel. Car's been really good to me and there's no reason I should cheap out on it now. Plus I'd love to get another 100k out of it.

Forgive the ignorance but why do I want to get rid of the CDV?

chirp into 2nd and 3rd gear.


but yes extra 600 on another flywheel will def be worth the money.
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Old 04-12-2013, 06:03 AM   #9
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Flywheel should be good. I left mine alone, and did not see any sign otherwise, when I changed my clutch at your mileage. Do the rear main seal and cdv as others have suggested. Check the guibo and csb replace as needed. If you want change the fuel filter since you're down there.
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