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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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How old do you think OP is? 18? 19?
Does not really matter, the kid is asking all the right questions and seems to be learning... cannot beat that
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Does not really matter, the kid is asking all the right questions and HOPEFULLY is learning... cannot beat that
Fixed that for you...
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i am learning indeed, now to find a diy for a clutch change
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i am learning indeed, now to find a diy for a clutch change
Just make sure you bleed the clutch properly is the most important.
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Just make sure you bleed the clutch properly is the most important.
I can picture the OP saying "Clutches have BLOOD ?????"
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i used to work in a car shop, and im 20
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You are more than welcome here, my friend....we just like to screw with the noobs to see what they`re made of. This is a very cool place to hang (IF you`ve got a sense of humor ).
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yeah i noticed, ive been on here for a bit, only about half a year old in the bimmerfest world though, how old are all you guys? ive seen posts from you five years ago, and you comment on pretty much every post
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Hell, son....BMWs still had pedal-driven chain drive when some of us started....
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i made of the same thing as you, water and dust
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i made of the same thing as you, water and dust
In my case, some bacon and a little beer also....
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Yeah....Mal is like the alien from Predator....he`s been here for like three hundred years....
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so back to my question, should i just buy a clutch kit from an auto zone? or order one of those off ebay with the flywheel
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so back to my question, should i just buy a clutch kit from an auto zone? or order one of those off ebay with the flywheel
If you want aftermarket, just get the Stage 1 Gripforce clutch kit... no need for a Stage 2. If you want OEM, buy one from a reputable source (see websites below for examples).

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so back to my question, should i just buy a clutch kit from an auto zone? or order one of those off ebay with the flywheel
I would go with the Gripforce Stage I kit, and kill two birds with one stone....

1. Get a brand new clutch & flywheel (for a GREAT price), replacing the crappy stock DMF/SAC combo.

2. You`ll have a much better-performing setup, giving you more predictable , more precise engagement, as well quicker engine revving capability.
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I would go with the Gripforce Stage I kit, and kill two birds with one stone....

1. Get a brand new clutch & flywheel (for a GREAT price), replacing the crappy stock DMF/SAC combo.

2. You`ll have a much better-performing setup, giving you more predictable , more precise engagement, as well quicker engine revving capability.
Might I ask what YOU have in YOUR car, Mr. Fast Bob sir?
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Might I ask what YOU have in YOUR car, Mr. Fast Bob sir?
As of this time, they don`t make a Stage I or Stage II, III, (or whatever) clutch & flywheel kit for the 6-speed application.
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As of this time, they don`t make a Stage I or Stage II, III, (or whatever) clutch & flywheel kit for the 6-speed application.
Clutch - http://store.uucmotorwerks.com/share...t=products.asp

Flywheel - http://store.uucmotorwerks.com/share...t=products.asp

Of course, it's probably (I say "probably" because I don't see the weights anywhere) the 8 lb., rev-happy, not practical for street applications flywheel, but still...
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UUC is over rated.
AND over-priced....

(Besides, with only 36K miles on it, my clutch isn`t exactly ready for replacement yet)
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UUC is over rated.
So I've heard. I like the shifter I got from them, though.

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AND over-priced....

(Besides, with only 36K miles on it, my clutch isn`t exactly ready for replacement yet)
So I can see!

But now you know there are lightweight flywheel options for your car.
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But now you know there are lightweight flywheel options for your car.
I would NEVER put an 8-pound `wheel in a street car....that`s a "Track Only" piece....
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