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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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Old 09-14-2012, 10:37 AM
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I would NEVER put an 8-pound `wheel in a street car....that`s a "Track Only" piece....
Agreed. That's just WAY to aggresive for s daily driven car. It's already to much w/ my 16 pound flywheel. But since I don't drive my bimmer daily I don't mind it as much.
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But since I don't drink my bimmer daily I don't mind it as much.
You sure about the "drinking" part there, Skippy ?
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You sure about the "drinking" part there, Skippy ?
drive* shows what I wana go do right now. To bad I have 4 hours left of work.
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I would NEVER put an 8-pound `wheel in a street car....that`s a "Track Only" piece....
I'm a member of the uninitiated crowd, what makes an 8-lb flywheel "off road use only" as you said earlier? What does having an 8 lb 'wheel do to the driving experience?

As a slushbox owner I'm obviously not planning to do any such thing but I am still curious.
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I'm a member of the uninitiated crowd, what makes an 8-lb flywheel "off road use only" as you said earlier? What does having an 8 lb 'wheel do to the driving experience?

As a slushbox owner I'm obviously not planning to do any such thing but I am still curious.
You'd have to keep throttling the car for it not to stall, it'll make a loud chattering sound when in N or holding in the clutch, it would make the clutch insanely stiff. Not for daily driving lol.
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Find my thread on the entertaining read about Harry and Larry and the lightweight flywheel. Good stuff.

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Old 09-15-2012, 10:24 PM
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I'm a member of the uninitiated crowd, what makes an 8-lb flywheel "off road use only" as you said earlier? What does having an 8 lb 'wheel do to the driving experience?

As a slushbox owner I'm obviously not planning to do any such thing but I am still curious.
A flywheel serves a couple of purposes....it acts as a big vibration damper, smoothing out engine pulses (not a BFD on BMW`s I6s, which have excellent primary balance). It also stores kinetic (rotational) energy, which make it easier to get the car under way from a standing start (a slightly heavier `wheel is beneficial here). When a manual trans is idling in neutral, all the shafts & gears are sort of banging around inside the trans case, because nothing is engaged or under load, so the (heavier) flywheel also dampens any potential rattling from the trans. An 8-lb. `wheel doesn`t offer much in the way of damping or centrifugal energy, so you will have more driveline noise, and the car will be harder to launch smoothly. Performance always involves a trade-off of some sort....a heavier flywheel (24 lbs. for the stock unit) gives acceptable levels of performance for non-enthusiasts, but is sluggish to react to change (remember Newton`s Third Law ?). A 16-lb. solid billet wheel is probably the best compromise....it allows much faster rev capability, while providing enough inertial energy that the car isn`t a royal pain in the ass in everyday driving. And, the solid billet `wheel/sprung clutch combo offers a substantial improvement in engagement feel and predictability compared to the stock DMF/SAC setup.

Hope that was clear enough for ya....
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so i got the F1 racing stage 1 clutch today, gonna try to put it in saturday, whats your guys opinion on breaking it in? should i limit my revs to a certain rpm for the first fews hundred miles? and how long till i can drop clutch and floor it, my current clutch is pretty much as bad as it gets, if i floor it, no matter what gear the rpms redline but the car barely accelerates, i miss my bimmer!! i want to feel that super fast 0-60 in 7 seconds again haha
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my tranny wont go back into place, why??
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my tranny wont go back into place, why??
Did you use the splined alignment tool (that comes with the kit) during assembly to ensure that everything was lined up correctly ? Did you replace the pilot bushing ?
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:35 AM
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yep, did all the above, i pushed it in all but an inch which is where it stopped, but i barely got it there
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:25 AM
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yep, did all the above, i pushed it in all but an inch which is where it stopped, but i barely got it there
When you try to put the trans in, does the input shaft stop at the same place the alignment spline did ? Are you sure the throwout bearing is not getting hung up somehow ?
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:28 AM
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im not sure, it might be, also there was a cover thing on the pressure plate with a hex insert, i took that out, was i supposed to? the old one didnt have it and it doesnt seem like it would fit if i didnt, what was that for?
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great success!!
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Glad to hear this. What was the problem ?
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Glad to hear this. What was the problem ?
honestly, im not even sure, i took the transmission back out and put it in again and everything came together
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