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Old 08-14-2005, 09:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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First off, I'd like to say hello to all as I am new here. I purchased a 1994 325is about a month ago... so far as well as the few little things needing addressed on any used car, I've had to replace the radiator, I need to now address the passenger side window that apparently has sensors going, and now I have clutch issues... Friday afternoon I noticed that on start off, I was getting a vibration in the the car... Yesterday I did a 170 mile round trip, and everything seemed okay... a very slight vibration on start out, but nothing major... I'm sure most people wouldn't have noticed it... today while out running errands, I suddenly had lots of noise when I depress the clutch... nothing major when driving normally, but a fairly loud whine when the clutch is depressed... I am guessing perhaps the throw out bearing is going and I'm wondering if my diagnosis is correct... I am also wondering what the ramifications are if I drive the car... i.e., what is likely to happen... will it leave me sit somewhere if I continue driving for a few days until I can get it fixed....
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For anyone who cares.... I had it checked out this afternoon, and it is indeed the throw out bearing shot... gonna run just over 600.00 to replace the clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing...
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For anyone who cares.... I had it checked out this afternoon, and it is indeed the throw out bearing shot... gonna run just over 600.00 to replace the clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing...
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$600 is a pretty good price. make sure they replace the pilot bearing and release arm pivot pin, too. These are inexpensive and you would have to go back in to replace either if they fail.

One more thing. DO NOT let them re-surface the flywheel if it is a dual-mass flywheel. They probably will screw it up. Check the Sachs website for info.
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