So my clutch has still not been replaced and I finally had some time to sit down and take care of the car. I ordered a new clutch now and im waiting on it to be shipped. Someone told me that if I kept driving the car with the cooked clutch I could be damaging my flywheel as well. But I doubt this is the case since my clutch doesn't slip or anything yet it just catches pretty close to the top of the pedal and also I have to be very slow and smooth with releasing it otherwise it will catch give a bit of power for a brief second than it would seem as if it disenage and then catch again. Is it possible that the flywheel is damaged by now? It's been probably about a month. Also now if I take the car with a decent amount of acceleration in first and second, maybe third sometimes I get this massive vibration from somewhere at the rear. My friend has a 328is turboed to shits and said that he's snapped about 4 bolts on his center differential already, but one mechanic I went to said it could very well be the hanger bearing as well. Is there any way to try and differentiate and pin point the problem?
Theres a reasonable possibility that your flywheel is toasted. Is a shop installing the flywheel for you? Theres a lot of arguments whether or not the stock flywheel can be resurfaced. A good portion of people say no. Many argue yes and have done it successfully. Yours may be beyond the point of repair.
Tell your 328 buddy to buy a M3 differential and input flange as they have more differential input bolts and are essentially stronger.
Have your mechanic take a look at the differential. Make sure nothing is loose and possibly have your diff fluid changed out.
ok thanks guys, also i might be buying a used clutch and flywheel from a local foreign car shop because of my financial status at the moment. what should i look for to know if the clutch stuff and the flywheel is still in fair condition?
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