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E46 Clutch Judder Happens intermittently, usually when stuck in traffic, I have read this is a common design problem caused by the bell housing on the E46 being too small to dissipate heat build up. Does BMW have a fix, other than replacing the clutch and flywheel which does not resolve the problem permanently Thanks
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Is there anyone able to answer this question? Its been quite a while !
I have increased the price offered for the question but still no takers ??
Its disappointing there does not appear to be an expert able to answer this question, I will hang on for a couple more days and will have to give up
Thank you for pursuing this for me
Thanks for answering my question
Can you confirm why it only affects some but not all cars? The E46 318i is a relatively low powered car so I don't understand why it affects this and not others.
Also can you advise exactly where the "rubber bung" that you are referring to is located or the stiffing webs that need to be drilled? I read BMW had produced a software update for affected vehicles that increases the revs before clutch byte but this is only of use if a new flywheel and clutch is fitted post 2011, can you advise if this is correct?
Sorry to ask so many questions but I really need to understand how to go about fixing the problem
Thanks for all the information, naturally I will give you a rating but if you could just explain how in the modern World that one can avoid even the occasional traffic jam which would cause the Clutch to over heat and melt I would be grateful ! My point is, how on earth can BMW deem only problem that affect cars stuck in traffic, what fix did they recommend for cars that were sold to people in cities?
How effective is taking the rubber bung/plug cover out of the gear box and if I don't have one to take out , is there any risk that drilling the 6 mm holes into the bell housing will let rain water into the system and cause other problems? Basically is there nothing that BMW can do to fix this problem of a melting clutch?