We all stalled our first clutch car for days after
we first got them, so relax!
Use the search function here and explore all the back posts you can handle to get some real world perspective.
You can start here for a listing of many recurring trouble areas.
Consider getting a Bentley manual for your car or perhaps a copy of the BMW TIS available on eBay.
Use Realoem.com as a resouce to learn about your car.
Do change all fluids such as trans, rear diff, coolant, and brake fluid. Natch air filter and oil filter too.
Make sure you read up on proper fluids to use exactly.
Replace those bushings soon. Safety and you'll love the feel of new bushings. Consider polyurethane bushings by Powerflex.
Learn where all the DIY's are posted and read up on them.
Probably need new window regulator to fix your window.
Come back here and post what you are doing when you are doing it to get tips from those who have done it before.
And Welcome! And Good Luck!
Re: We all stalled our first clutch car for days after
Try replacing the window switch first before the regulator. Costs about 45 bucks. Mine was the switch. Easy to do but regulators a pretty bad in these cars.
nobody has mentioned the CDV
I'm not an E46 owner yet (Saturday is the big day), but I thought the CDV was the same problem in this car as in the E39.
The CDV (clutch delay valve) will make even the most experienced manual driver look like a rookie.
I loved the change in feel of my clutch when I switched mine.
I think there are two options... simply remove the CDV or replace it with a modified one.
Also, here's a nice DIY site for ther E46 that I have been sniffing around to see what I want to tackle.=========================================== ==============
Michael G. vH
1994 325i (sold)