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83 320i 5 Speed Question About The Clutch

Hello To All,
1st and foremost thanks to all who helped me with previous questions and posts you guys are the best. I am back once again with yet another question about the clutch in a 83 320i how long typically (estimate of course) do they last? I have 145K originally miles on mine now and a lot of parts are originally so I am wondering here when have you other 320i owners seen the clutch going bad please advise me here? I know it is now displacing signs of wear i.e. the clutch pedal having to go up higher in the air before you let out gear another forums said this was a sure sign of the clutch disc plate becoming too thin. However my question is this how do I know when to change it as everything is okay and fine as far as driving and shifting the car/clutch. So I don't want to pay someone to put a new clutch when the old one is still working okay/fine hence why I need some help/advice on here as to when you guys (previous/current 320i owners) have seen the clutches go bad and wear out what mileage. Please advise with any info or help on this topic I appreciate it much.
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Dont worry too much about the pedal height, but notice how the gears change...
If you have to use extra effort for a gear change then get a new clutch plate.
If it "judders" then the clutch plate springs are shot.
Standard life of a clutch in normal use would be around 60k miles, but as with anything, it could depend on the quality of that clutch too...
BTW the pedal is self adjusting, so if you can take your foot off and it still "Rides" a little then maybe get a new one !!


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