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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 04-12-2009, 12:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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PLEASE READ 1992 318i convertible clutch problems

So i have a 1992 318i E30 M42, my throw out baring started making noise so i bought a Sachs Clutch Kit. I took my old clutch off and installed the new one. When i was all done the noise that the throw out baring was making was gone but now when i pushed the cluch pedal down all the way to the floor it would make a grinding noise. I took it out for a drive and it still shifted and had no other problems. So i figured that i put the clutch disk on backwards. So i took it all apart again and turned it around. I satarted it up again .........same exat thing except it seemed like i could push it in further without grinding noise. So now i am stuck and think that i might have the wrong clutch, but every where i go online shows the same clutch for this car. Also the fly wheel seems fine so i have no idea what is going on.

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I have a 1992 318i E30 M42 and i recently started hearing noise from my throw out baring. So i bought a Sachs Clutch Kit. the fly wheel was fine. I replaced the clutch and got all ready to start it up. So i started it and the noise the throw out baring was making was gone. But when i pushed the clutch pedal all the way to the floor it made a really bad grinding noise. so i took it for a drive and every thing else was working properly and i could still push the clutch in enough to shift. so i figured i put the clutch disk on backward. So i switched it around and started it up........still the same thing but it seemed like i could push the clutch in a little more without the grinding noise. I figured out that it looks like the side of the clutch disk that faces the front of the car looks like it is grinding against the fly wheel bolts. So i thought i could have the wrong part but i looked every where online and it looks like i have the right clutch. My old clutch is a Getriebeseite and it looks pretty much the same as the sachs.
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I farmed out my clutch replacement (91 318i) to a garage. I did get the old parts back: the original clutch disc, ugly looking release bearing, and a pressure plate that had three of its metal fingers broken. Prayerfully your new clutch disc wasn't wrecked by what you described.

I put in a clutch stop (eBay purchase), so I don't bottom the clutch pedal any more than I need to shift. Perhaps that will help as well.
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