Like the 260, the shift forks are aluminum and wear out prematurely. We reassemble the drive-line exhaust, heat shields and the rest of the under-body. Next, the clutch pedal switch is wired in. Aluminum Enforcer Cups are an optional feature. There have been times where we are a no car family. This is true of our 265 build as well. The European models have these option.
I will really need to do some reading. Our standard gearbox rebuilding includes complete disassembly, thorough cleaning, and close inspection of all parts. Since both styles are a stiffer durometer than the stock rubber, some additional vibration and noise will make it into the cabin. Also, it was just not worth it to make custom brass shift forks and tooth type synchronizers for such a limited transmission. In our opinion, that's a whole lot of technical information and not a lot of useful information. I started reading more on the install of the software - oh my! Now with my E46, I find myself hindered by what I can do because I do not understand the how to work with the electronics on these cars. Now on to drop the subframe… The condition of the bushings was far from acceptable, so more bushing pressing and replacing was inbound.
At age 20 he began a car racing career in which he eventually became the Czech Republic Rally Racing Champion. We replace the synchro rings, bearings, seals and gaskets. The shorter numerically higher rear end gears will give you better acceleration in all gears at any speed with few downsides. The best way to ensure you get the most out of it and extend the life of the pump is to keep up with the factory transmission maintenance intervals and have transmission fluid services performed regularly. The clutch behaves the same as it originally did - just with better throttle response and more power! We then deglaze the synchro and cone to create the right drag coefficient.
We check the synchronizer for rock. A firmer stainless line ensures less deformation and improved pedal feel. Poweflex is a leading manufacturer of aftermarket suspension bushings. I especially appreciate your gentleman who over the phone ensured me that the part was indeed in stock and would be shipped immediately. When you have the right E46 M3 transmission in your clutches, you can rehab your ride quickly and easily. Expect improved acceleration response, more direct shifting feel and overall improved drivetrain composure with Powerflex performance polyurethane bushings.
This unit is stock fitment for E36 M3 and 328, E46 328 and 330, and others. Note: this is only one part of the shift linkage and there may be other components that need replacing to improve shifting feel. This can also be used as an upgrade on the E30 M3. Shop the extensive inventory of including! The twisting motions can affect the shifter linkage and make shifting more difficult and not as precise. One significant wear area that has never been addressed previously is the wear and ovalization of the linkage connection points at the transmission and the shifter's lower pivot.
Using 5th for comparison purposes is much more relevant than having to take into account wind direction, resistance, grade, elevation, tire sizing, etc. It's a well known problem that not only affects ergonomics but can lead to mis-shifts, especially on track. Today, Mike feels fortunate to be able to use his knowledge and experience in his own shop and to deliver quality service to customers he truly cares about. The weight difference between an aluminum and steel flywheel is huge - sometimes more than 50% less. The stock mounts allow a lot of excess movement and increases the amount of time it takes to transfer power to the wheels.
Problem Areas Early on, we saw two major problem areas in the 280 Getrag transmission: The aluminum shift forks would wear out prematurely and synchronizers problems in 2nd and 3rd gear. The same goes for coding. This is 5mm thicker than the stock E30 flex disc so adjustment of the 2-piece driveshaft may be required. This puts the shift linkages in better consistent alignment. By substituting aluminum for rubber we can take out all of the deflection and 'wind up' inherent to the original rubber pieces. Assembly from this point is the same as installing the regular 6 speed transmission.
More and more cars have gone from glass headlight housings to plastic ones for cheaper production costs and weight reduction. These are machined from solid aluminum and have zero deflection. This is part 1 of probably 3 videos that I will do on the subject. We advise getting a replacement bushing carrier pin as well. So we had to make one ourselves. We accept Discover, American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Wire Transfer, PayPal, Certified Checks and Personal Checks in some situations.
The motor mount section of the subframe should be reinforced to prevent stress and failure of the subframe. Included is the front diff mount and two rear mounts in the cover. If the clutch pedal arm has become worn, we also recommend replacing the clutch pedal arm. Some of that play comes from the bushings where the shifter carrier mounts to the transmission. With a rear end gear upgrade you get the effects of adding horsepower but without adding any more stress to the engine or drivetrain. I put a 325i engine into a 325e chassis many years ago - ran a euro fuel injection system.
Later, you hear an unexpected high-pitched noise as your E46 M3 transmission pops out of fifth on the highway. The next step of my trans swap is to understand and install a working copy of coding software on my laptop and a cable to communicate with the modules. Jumping right into it, the transmission came apart with some encouragement and elbow grease from our head tech, John. The looseness and slop are magnified by the leverage-multiplication effect of the shift lever itself. The factory viscous limited slip units have a typical lifespan of 50-70,000 miles. You slide your gear stick into position at the stop light, only to find it slips right out of first gear. We press a small bearing onto the shift rod holder for the new detents to ride on.