3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
I have a e46 328ci with the 5 speed manual gearbox. I have noticed that under initial acceleration or aggressive gear changes that the clutch seems to engage at a slower rate than desired. The clutch "slips" at no other time except as noted. If I shift more slowly then the effect described above does not take place. I know that some 5 series and other models have a Clutch Delay Valve (CDV) that if modified or removed eliminates a similar problem. I have not been able to determine if the e46 also has this CDV and I don't want to raise the car to see if one is inline with the clutch slave cylinder. If anyone knows if a CDV is installed on the e46 please let me know and if you know of a place that sells a modified CDV please tell me.
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