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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 03-27-2009, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Well at 170,000 miles the clutch release bearing is making a grinding sound as I engage the clutch so I guess it is replacement time. Anyone have a ball park figure for what I should pay for labor on this job?
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Old 03-27-2009, 07:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would guess $400-500 including a brand new clutch assembly from an indy, figure around $1000 from a dealer....
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My throwout bearing started to die around 173,000. I didn't get or enjoy much mileage before the noise, increased stalling tendency, and hard shifting made my repair decision an easy one.

About $254 for the clutch kit, $54 for a pair of transmission mounts, and $325 for labor.

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Thanks for the info. I can buy the clutch kit from BAP-GEON for $209 and I have an Indy tech (BMW Trained Master Tech) to do the job, just curious as to what to expect in labor cost.
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you can expect about $500 bucks in labor. I just got my clutch replaced and it cost me $1000, but that can vary on where you go.
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i just got done replaceing my clutch i got a sachs clutch kit which cost about $270 and i did it myself. it is not really that hard to do, i would recomend doing it your self unless you have the cash to pay a shop to do it.
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This should be a pretty easy DIY. I agree with Joe, put aside a couple of days to do it though...just to be safe.
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i too do all my own work but if you shop around you can get a pretty good deal... i have a friend who got an oem m3 clutch put in his car for 400 flat from a bmw specializing shop around here...
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I agree with you, I would all my BMW work myself but at that point in time I didn't have the time to set aside a few days or really even a day because I needed it done asap. I would have LOVED to save some money, but unfortunately didn't have the time. :-(
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outside of the tranny mounts what else usually gets replaced during these jobs?

throw out bearing
clutch
tranny mounts
anything else?

Will need a clutch here in the next 20 k or so, meaning in the next year..so what should i expect for other parts?
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