Do you have clutch slipping issues with your car and feel it might be time for a replacement? This blog highlights a BMW E46 M3 Clutch Replacement using OEM LuK parts !
From 2001-2006 the BMW M3 was delivered with an inline 6 engine dubbed the S54 and produced 333 naturally aspirated horsepower. This engine was bolted to a 6-speed Getrag 420G transmission. A dual-mass flywheel ensures the dampening of the drivetrain vibrations is up to the expectations of BMW owners and their engineers. If the car is driven carefully, we have seen the stock clutch last as long as 90k miles! That said, with spirited driving, you can expect to need a replacement much sooner.
This is the OEM LuK clutch kit for the 2001-2006 E46 M3 with 6-speed manual or SMG transmission. LuK is the original supplier to BMW for many clutch and driveline components. This clutch kit includes the clutch disc, pressure plate, and throw out bearing. Because LuK is the original supplier, this E46 M3 clutch kit is guaranteed to fit correctly and perform just as when it came out of the factory.
While the transmission is out, it’s a great time to check the condition of the flywheel. The flywheel on these cars can fall out of spec on BMW’s by warping, glazing, excessive heat damage, or having the “dual-mass” fasteners loosen up. This particular flywheel was in very bad shape so the replacement was warranted. In some cases, a surface reconditioning is possible to avoid flywheel replacement. No clutch service is complete without the replacement of the throw-out bearing and pilot bearing, so those were done at the same time.
If you’re looking for a clutch replacement on your 6 speed or SMG BMW car or any other service and maintenance for your BMW, please don’t hesitate to reach out via phone at 450-582-0095, or contact us through email at [email protected] We do clutches on all vehicles, import, domestic and even exotics! We’re conveniently located in the North shore area of the Montreal Metropolitan suburbs.