This 2002 phoenix yellow metallic m3 is a time capsule, collector grade e46 m3. The e46 m3 smg sequential manual gearbox is basically the exact same thing as the manual transmission except with a hydraulically actuated shifting mechanism. E46 m3 smg to manual conversion part 2 tfworks blog. Bmw m3 pov hdsmg ii tourhow to use the smg transmission. Leave it to bmw to make something special out of a transmission.
The innovation is that, when functioning as an automatic, the driver does not need to operate a clutch pedal, simply designate desired gear. Autotrader has 30 bmw m3s for sale, including a used 2002 bmw m3 convertible and a used 2002 bmw m3 coupe. As a matter of fact, when some customers do have issues with the smg, they will opt for a manual conversion. Our e46 bellhousing prep service includes all the parts and machining for the smg to manual conversion. The fluid assists in the lubrication and heat disputation of the transmission, and even though it is in a closed environment, the fluid can become old and contaminated. True german engineeringtopasblau metallic exterior over black leather interior.
The bmw m3 stands out for being athletic, responsive and fun to drive, as well as relatively fuelefficient. Its sequential manual gearbox has been officially named smg, and its a seriously hightech piece. E46 bellhousing machine and prep service for smg to manual. Vs motorsports converts a e46 m3 smg transmission to manual. A high revving straight six with beautifully tuned individual throttle bodies, boasts an impressive 333hp, with nimble handling, an aggressive stance and body design that still competes with todays exotic cars. Bmw m3 smg to six speed manual conversion eurompire. I wasnt able to confirm whether the m3 smg is faster in a straight line than the m3 with a standard sixspeed manual transmission, but with the quicker shifts, i suspect its probably about a half second faster than the 5. Rebuilt manual transmission e46 m3 bmw parts, performance.
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It contains important information on vehicle operation that will enable you to make full use of the advanced technical equipment of your bmw m3. Manual transmission bellhousings, manual transmission covers, manual transmission filters, manual transmission gears, manual transmission synchro parts. With the largest selection of cars from dealers and private sellers, autotrader can help find the perfect m3 for you. The goal is to build a car that is fun but comfortable. A high revving straight six with beautifully tuned individual throttle bodies, boasts an. I am thinking about a 07 m5 and need stop convert to manual from smg. I recommend finding a manual over the smg because the smg has quite a few problems while the 6spd manual is quite reliable. Bmw genuine e46 m3 sequential manual gearbox smg gear position sensor new fits. Rebuilt manual transmission e46 m3 our standard gearbox rebuilding includes complete disassembly, thorough cleaning, and close inspection of all parts. Bmw used this transmission with m60 v8 models such as the european manual 840i, european manual 740i, 540i. Its essentially a transmission capable of functioning as an automatic, or functioning as a manual transmission.
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The hydraulic pump often fails resulting in a costly repair. Does anyone have any performance data for the 2002 m3 with the sequential manual gearbox. Well, id like to take this moment to clarify a few things about bmws awful smg ii. Smg first appeared in europe in 1996 and has recently accounted for half of all m3. The manual contains important data and instructions intended to assist you in obtaining maximum satisfaction from your bmw m3 unique array of advanced tech nical features. From the august, 2002 issue of motor trend leave it to bmw to make something special out of a transmission. Electrohydraulic manual transmission, also known as clutchless manual, or automated manual, is a type of semiautomatic transmission system, closely related to a manual transmission, which uses an electronically actuated, automated clutch mechanism with hydraulic activation, unlike conventional manual transmissions where the driver operates the clutch manually. Electrohydraulic manual transmission, also known as clutchless manual, or automated manual. The smg pump on the smg sequential manual gearbox equipped e46 m3 is a very well known failure point. Ive purchased a broken e46 m3 manual gearbox off ebay for.
We replace the synchro rings, bearings, seals and gaskets. Get the best deals on manual transmission parts for bmw m3 when you shop the. My 2002 m3 has 80k miles on it and about two years ago the smg started randomly not shifting on command, with the display blinking the selected gear. Parts for bmw m3 smg to 6spd conversion next, we install the new parts needed for the manual transmission. No matter what gear the car is on, sometime the gear doesnt change. Manual e46 m3s tend to be more desirable and cost quite a bit more than manual m3s so often times owners can buy an e46 m3 smg and have it converted to manual for about the same price as buying a true manual.
Unlike bmws e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use. Bmw e46 m3 smg to 6spd manual conversion bmw s e46 m3 is arguably the best m car to date. This 2002 bmw m3 is finished in imola red over black nappa leather and was purchased new by its current owner from claridges bmw in fremont, california. Contact to check on coreshipping and ensure availability before purchasing. Search over 1,200 listings to find the best local deals. The e46 m3 had a couple major issues, one of the lesser ones is the smg gearbox. Generic code readers are mostly useless since the trouble codes it returns are usually. Lets start off by saying that i live in a small country, so there are approximately 4560. Bmw e46 m3 smg pump assembly failure, diagnosis, and replacement. E46 m3 smg to manual conversion part 2 sticky post by tfryan on april 1, 2016 over the past few weeks, a lot has happened since the e46 entered the shop doors. Everything needed for the conversion is already in place on the transmission. It is the same reason why you cant start a modern manual transmission car unless the onboard computer is receiving a signal from the clutch switch that the pedal is pushed all the way in, ensuring that the clutch is disengaged before attempting to turn the engine over. Smg cars are the easiest m3s to manual swap, too, and i offer that option below.
Unlike bmws e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use the same gearbox, allowing for cheap conversion from one to the. You do not need to remove your transmission or remove the bell housing for machining to convert your smg car to a. I have to take my foot of the gaz so the transmission can shift. Its really not a question of if your smg pump will suffer a failure, but when. But all of you are missing out on fantastic vehicles because people with no experience with the system love to perpetuate the myth that the transmission murders puppies and gave your grandmother glaucoma. Bmw m3 convertible 2002 owners manual pdf download.
Check out our website often to see what we have in stock today. This part is listed by bmw as bmw part number 21532229715 21532229715 and is described as smg hydraulic pump with pressure accumulator e46 m3. Bmw m3 5 out of 5 stars 1 product rating 1 product ratings bmw genuine e46 m3 sequential manual gearbox smg gear position sensor new. Aug 30, 2016 e46 m3 bellhousing mod from smg to manual step 1 e60m5v10. Bmw smg hydraulic pump with pressure accumulator e46 m3. E46 m3 bellhousing mod from smg to manual step 1 youtube. The bmw smg transmission has both automatic and manual shift modes. Bmw s54 engine electric water pump conversion plate e46 m3. I thought smg was the better system after owning an e46 manual. We install all detents and springs for a worry free installation back into your now manual e46. E46 m3 smg to manual conversion lang racing development. Apidas excellent e46 m3 buyers guide this morning once again reminded me how quick some enthusiasts are to vilify any transmission thats not a traditional three pedaler. Used bmw m3 with manual transmission for sale cargurus. The e46 m3 smg sequential manual gearbox is basically the exact same thing as the manual.
Manual transmission, manual transmission drain plug, manual transmission fluid. If this happens to a car you own it often make sense to convert the car to a manual rather than fix the smg unit. Search used bmw m3 with manual transmission for sale nationwide. The first generation smg or sequential manual gearbox transmissions have not held up well over the long run and are starting to empty the pockets of their loyal owners. An inherently lessefficient automatic dressed up with manual shift buttons or a slightly jerkyshifting manual transmission with robotized shifting.
I would only make the switch if it is marginally faster in acceleration that the standard 6speed. The bellhousing was swapped onto my original smg box a couple of other bits were. View and download bmw m3 convertible 2002 owners manual online. Its the perfect combination of convenience, power and all around an awesome car to drive. As mentioned above you really have to test drive it. Fortunately, bmws smg transmission is based off of a normal manual, so we were able to use the same gear box with some mild modifications to. An faq for the commonly misunderstood bmw smg ii transmission. Like the magnetimarelli system employed by ferrari, maserati, and astonmartin, bmw s is an electrohydraulically managed sixspeed manual. Unlike bmw s e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use the same gearbox, allowing for cheap conversion from one to the other a process made simple less daunting by following the tutorial made by user mp675 on m3forum. Bmw e46 3 series coupe m3 smg ii technical specs, dimensions. This will be a slower project while i am working on my 2002 subaru impreza sti conversion. The problem is that sometime the transmission doesnt shift at all.
Manual transmission parts for bmw m3 for sale ebay. Troubleshooting the autoenginuity tool is an excellent tool for troubleshooting the smg system and can take a lot of guess work out of the equation in some cases. Hell, even an excellent automated system such as the porsche pdk gets crapped all over by some of the purist purists. Zcp wheels, manuallyadjustable front seats, titanium shadow interior trim, and a harman. We have to cut out the plate that blocks the shift lever hole and weld in the bracket that holds the rear shift lever bushing. We are happy to offer professionally machined bellhousings. I convert a 2006 competition package bmw m3 smg to manual transmission. You will need either a manual transmission or just the bell housing off a manual car. M3 convertible 2002 automobile pdf manual download. How to own a bmw e46 m3 with a proper manual for next to.
This gearbox was also used in the e34 m5, e36 m3, and e46 m3s with the s38b38, s50b32, and s54b32 engines respectively. Smg wont go into gear at random times bmw cca forum. How to own a bmw e46 m3 with a proper manual for next to nothing. The car needs some love to come up to my standards. Got a good deal on the car so i flew out to texas and drove it home. Text with all questions 75733712six8 you will not get a response if you fail to follow directions. I knew my gearbox is in perfect working order will have little wear as the smg is doing the perfect changes rather than human who can crunch gears in. Unlike bmw s e60 m5 and e92 m3, the e46s smg and manual options use. Not the easiest job in the world, but converting a bmw m3 csl from smg to manual is quite a project.
So if i am driving on the highway, the car is on the first gear, than second. In addition, you will receive information on vehicle maintenance to ensure. It will happen more frequently if shifting above 4500 or so rpms. Vs motorsports converts a e46 m3 smg transmission to manual as. I happens in in any gear sequence and without warning. I love my beast, but have seriously considered the m3 with smgii. Phoenix yellow was an exclusive and highly desirable color for the e46 m3. For cars with standard manual or sequential manual gearbox smg. The e46 m3 is powered by the s54 straightsix engine and has a 0100 kmh 62 mph acceleration time of 5. You dont, if you opt for the sequential manual gearbox smg available for the 2002 bmw m3. E46 bellhousing machine and prep service for smg to manual conversion. Bmw m3 e46 manual conversion transmission kit getrag 420g 6 smg.625 796 867 950 1386 1618 1427 1441 1346 1403 1421 599 1160 942 969 975 1616 480 921 591 383 527 1004 956 680 262 698 561 1282 287 804 1031 1426 685 572 728 1363 100 1172 1450 218 1347 573 232 918 228 488