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  1. clavenk

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    I found 1 smg thread not active anymore, due to owner sold off his car. So decided to start SMG thread for all the SMG owner to share on everything. e.g maintainance, workshop good with SMG, TT session for SMG owners.By the way, i just got my SMG 1 month ago. Having lots of problem on the car. Now in hospital(i mean workshop repairs car shaking when cruising above 80 kmh)Beside, my car jerk when pickup at 500rpm-1k rpm. beside that the car will only move after 1-2 second press on accelerator(which previous smg thread everyone saying is normal for smg.)Calling all smg owner!!!
     
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    Here's what's a new actuator look like :D

    Note: This was done 2 years ago


     
  3. B33mEr

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    My old actuator taken out from the car ...


    Interestingly the SSG clutch actuator looks very similar to a manual version which cost much less:


    There are a few more info which i will post sometime later this week.
     
  4. clavenk

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    B33mEr , are you saying my problem of engine jerk when 500-1k rpm is because of actuator? u facing the same problem before? can share more on your problem. How you fix it? and any other part need to take care of? In total how much you spend for. Now feel damn sad driving when stuck in the jam . The more jam the more jerk i will encounter. SAD
     
  5. infinityKL

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    i smoked my clutch yday... err i think...

    waiting at a traffic light, quite a steep hill, was lazy to use handbrake... so i just used the throttle to keep the car at standstill... pufff, car was smoking(white) from under carriage, smoke showed up after i was holding throttle for about a minute... just drove off... all good

    anyone experience this? my clutch going south?
     
  6. clavenk

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    BTW, a very silly question.

    Can i just went into AB/ Sapura and ask them to quote a price without intention to fix. cause i need to estimate the cost first.. before giving them to fix at the moment... very poor now. pls help
     
  7. B33mEr

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    I'm just sharing what i know bro since you state that this thread is for everything related to SMG i.e. repository on everything SMG ... The pics i posted will give some idea to SMG owners on what the actuators look like.

    On your problem it's been covered before in your previous thread. Did you go to a mech that have GT1? Have you done SMG teaching-in? Have you reset your adaptation values?
     
  8. B33mEr

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    Were you on 1st or 2nd gear bro when drove off? I don't recommend you doing that as it is similar to a half clutch, the clutch disc might have glazed as a result and will affect the flywheel too in the long run if you do it often. The alternative way would be using your left foot to hold the brake when in a steep hill.
     
  9. infinityKL

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    hell yeah im never gonna do that again.
    i was on 1st... yes b33mer, i have been doing a lot of the left footwork, being lazy gave it a try..
    but leaving it at 1st with no throttle is ok right(not on hill)? is this also stress to clutch or less stress to actuator?

    tq tq
     
  10. mizhan

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    Italian parts? They must be using the same tech as the Ferrari and Alfa Romeo boxes.
     
  11. B33mEr

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    Yup it's ok to leave it on 1st as it will not stress the clutch cause unlike an auto it does not engage until you press the accelerator pedal.

    Yup it's made by Magneti Marelli with some variations respectively ...
     
  12. clavenk

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    1) Did you go to a mech that have GT1?
    Claven: no havent, my car is still fixing on shaking when crusing above 80kmh. After this will bring to a work shop having GT 1.
    2) Have you done SMG teaching-in?
    Claven: ya, edi used to it with manual shifting or paddleshift. Now not using C mode anymore.
    3) Have you reset your adaptation values?
    Claven: What do you mean by reset my adaptation values?
     
  13. jc@

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    it is best to sent it back to autobavaria

    from my experience, it's the cheapest way to maintain your car.
    unless you are a car expert yourself.

    those so called pro workshop never did the job nicely (most of them)
    and they are the best liar to tell you that AB parts are more expensive, which you may found out that it isnt(go get a quote)
     
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    Below are the repair estimates from Sapura BMW back then in 2009. Not sure if AB or IA have increase the price or not.

    Labour Charges Amount

    1 To replace hydraulic actuator (transmission removed) RM 180.00
    2 To remove and installing gearbox RM 936.00


    Spart Parts

    1 Hydraulic actuator RM 4,146.64
    2 Gearbox RMFD RM 24,993.75
    3 Torx screw RM 28.50
    5 Torx screw RM 8.52
     
  15. clavenk

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    -.-"" faint.
    which mean if gearbox no problem, only actuator + clutch + labor is about +- rm8k! OMG. look like im in deep shit.. lol
     
  16. jc@

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    that was about the price a "pro shop" outside of the dealer qoute me.
    with no warranty.
     
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    BMW car system keeps all sort of adaptation values from throttle positioning, gearbox adaptation (for auto and SMG), fueling and etc from your driving style or from a table stored in the DME ... Resetting it may improve your driving experience as a whole.

    Below are the procedures for resetting the throttle adaptation:-

    More info:-
    http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=54763&highlight=fuel+adaptation
     
  18. clavenk

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    DOes it show any indicator saying that u have done reset? showing some light?
     
  19. clavenk

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    I googled some thread on teaching how to reset SMG. Did anyone tried it before? Is it working on all SMG? or only work on SMG with drivelogic?

    You should have your foot off the pedal when performing an SMG reset.

    1. 45-60mph
    2. Neutral, and let off
    3. Pull both pedals for 3 seconds - let go
    4. Put SMG back into D (should end up in 4th, if not no big deal)
    5. Allow the car to go into gear long enough for the RPM to be steady (2-3 sec.)
    6. Drive.

    i tot once u free the gear to N . U wont be able to change it back to D/C mode without stepping on your brake? no?
     
  20. jc@

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    I tried that method too but seems like not working also.
    About to get my car back . Hope everything is back to original
     

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