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Old 06-19-2009, 01:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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how to replace a clutch on an 87 325es

i need to change the clutch on my 325 its worn out and i cant drive it does anybody here know how to do it or does everybody here take there stuff to the shop???? which i dont wanna do because im a do it yourself type of person so i wanna do it and if anybody here has done it or knows of a website that can show you step by step or tell you how to do it please let me know





this is my first bmw shes a black 1987 2 door 325es 6cyl. 5 speeds
and im new to the whole restoration scene and would love to learn because german automobiles are very interesting and challenging to do thanks.
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yes...it seems you need to take this to a shop...this is a big job...good luck
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if that were so easy then everyone would do it themselves and there would be no need for mechanics....figure $1200 out the door for a new clutch...the parts, around $400 (plate, disc and throwout) and $800 for labor...and incidentals (rags, disposal etc) .... around 12 beans I would think....
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Some thoughts and resources

A clutch replacement is not a casual maintenance task. With M20 engines, the two upper transmission to block bolts are especially difficult to access and remove.

I drive a 91 318i and paid $625 (parts and labor) to have the clutch, throw-out bearing, pressure plate, and rear transmission mounts replaced. You/they will also have to send your flywheel out to a machine shop for inspection and/or resurfacing.

Here's a link on an E36 318is clutch replacement how-to for a general idea on how extensive this procedure is

Pelican Technical Article: BMW Clutch Replacement

Good luck with it.
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$625 is good! not a dealer though I bet....I'll split the difference and say $900 then....believe me, there will be other things that come up along the way....watch....best of luck regardless.....
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thanks romeomike it does look a little complicated cause things are weird under a bmw
but yeah silversled ive gotten some quotes and it will cost me around that much to get the job done parts and labor if i get it done by someone
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