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    Hey people,

    The name is James, from Leeds in the UK... I picked up my E46 328i SE two days ago and it's a beauty, I love it to pieces.

    Have to admit it's a real upgrade from the Golf GT TDI I was driving before.

    One thing that concerns me slightly is the clutch; it feels great, always works perfectly and never causes any problems. Only thing is though (and this may well be because I am not launching right with it being Rear Wheel Drive and all; but I dialed in some gas (about 4500rpm) and let the clutch out and even with my foot fully off the revs stayed around 4500rpm as I accelerated up. I can punch full throttle in 5th gear at low revs and get no slip at all; so I am a little confused?

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    I have fitted the clear indicator lenses all round, but now also fitted silvatek bulbs to get rid of the fried egg look, and also pics of my angel eyes to compliment the 6000k xenons.

    It's also had some work done that you can't see such as new front and rear anti roll bar bushes, new diff mounts, new drop links, new clutch and new disks at the front (all covered by warranty might I add :-))

    Anyway, pics say 1000 words:

    The 6000k Xenons again, but this time in with the Angel eyes








    Didn't go for colour coding in the end, as after numerous photoshops - the car actually looks BETTER with black strips. Also saw some other members car with Colourcoding and didn't like it










    Have also had the wheels re-finished as I decided that for now I will keep them as I think they suit the car. So brand new goodyear eagles all round on my new re-finished wheels








    and then a quick one of the "flight deck" inside :-)





    Hoping to get a pukka rolling road written map, by RS Tuning on it soon to gain around 10 - 15hp and about 25lbft and that coveted www.RSTuning.co.uk sticker on the back....

    Your comments?

    JP
     
     

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    Hi and welcome to Bimmerforums UK jammapic(James), great pictures and introduction, the car looks good especially with the lights

    Regarding your clutch problem, read here http://www.zeckhausen.com/CDV.htm and here http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...y-value-t5577/
     
     

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    He doesn't have a lock valve (CDV) Ronster
     
     

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    CDV, clutch delay valve - makes sense, clutch can't engage quick enough!

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    HI Jammapic

    Welcome to Bimmerforums

    Please read the posting rules

    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...delines-t2257/

    Tech questions go in the E46 technical forum.....but as this is an 'intro' thread mainly I have left it in here for now
     
     

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    oops - sozza :S I will read them later on :-)
     
     

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    Ok let me re-phrase what I said earlier...E46 323i and 328i vehicles do not have a CDV, so it would be a pointless exercise considering it.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by NealP View Post
    Ok let me re-phrase what I said earlier...E46 323i and 328i vehicles do not have a CDV, so it would be a pointless exercise considering it.
    Ahhh...

    So is it more likely a failing clutch then?

    4th gear... 3.5k revs on a motorway or quiet dual carriage way...and full gas (to teh speed limit only of course..>!).
    if revs dont match speed (or versa versa) then thats the problem
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by jammapic View Post
    oops - sozza :S I will read them later on :-)
    Please do.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostist View Post
    4th gear... 3.5k revs on a motorway or quiet dual carriage way...and full gas (to teh speed limit only of course..>!).
    if revs dont match speed (or versa versa) then thats the problem

    Hi,

    Please don't take this as rude, but I'm a home mechanic so know a bit about cars and how stuff works. I personally rebuilt my Golf TDI engine into a hybrid monster... :-)

    My clutch doesn't slip, ever. 4th gear, any revs any speed, plant the throttle; it just pulls hard and cleanly.

    If I set off normally in 1st, then once rolling punch the throttle it doesn't slip at all, ever.

    If I dial in 4500rpm and let the clutch out it feels like it's slipping, then when I change into second - albeit aggresively - it still feels like it's slipping.

    It's all about the start - if I set off gently in first (like I'm not trying to spin the wheels) I can drive it as hard as I like through the gears with no problems at all. If I try to spin the wheels, in the dry - it doesn't. It just slips.

    Are we sure mine doesn't have a CDV?
     
     

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