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    Hi,

    Does anyone have experience / anything to say about Mr. Clutch? Esp. in Croydon?

    I have high biting point on my clutch, at 114k miles. another question: the clutch kit is only £144.84 plus vat at Euro and a further £290 odd for the flywheel. They recommend replacing both at the same time.

    Is it possible to just replace the clutch? Is that a mad thing to do? Mr. Clutch have quoted a price of £250 fully inc. labour vat parts. (thats to supply and fit the clutch only - not including the flywheel)

    total noob here, just getting your opinions....
     
     

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    For you car seen here;-

    I'm a little confused over the terminology and what the realoem states so i have inserted the link to both. Normally yes you should replace the pressure plate (flywheel?) and the clutch plate at the same time. I would normally only change the 'flywheel' on the engine side http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...51&hg=11&fg=20 only if there was signs of cracking due to stressed parts.

    I must admit when i was a mechanic i never changed the flywheel on the engine side, only once on a truck. Be sure that they dont mean the pressure plate which is part of the clutch kit anyway - for clarity just say you want the clutch kit fitted, should be no need of a flywheel.

    http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...40&hg=21&fg=05
     
     

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    ive never had to change a fly wheel before when droppign a clutch normally the only time for this is when the clutch has worn to the metal and damaged the flywheel, if they mean the pressure plate then yes and make sure release bearing is replaced to normally coems as part of the clutch kit
     
     

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    Agree with above...the dual mass only needs to be changed if it is completely worn which is rare.
     
     

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    the clutch kit for £144 (or £250 fitted at mr. clutch) is just that - a clutch kit. I am sure it doesnt include the dual mass flywheel because that part is so expensive just on its own.

    thanks guys - you seem to be coming down on the side which says its ok to take the cheaper route...which is what i wanted to hear!

    incidentally - BMW main dealer wanted £600 to replace just the clutch kit.
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    advice, the clutches that mr.clutch use are re-manufactured units, i would never have one fitted.
    the people that work there may be good tech's but the parts are shocking.(trust me on this i know)
    buy the luk clutch kit form gsf or euro, then get someone to fit it.
    you wont need to replace the flywheel.
     
     

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    i have never had to replace a flywheel on a car yet when doing a clutch! Most flywheel replacements are done for engine's characteristics, eg on the vauxhall 2l ecotec lumps, they were changed for the red top variants which weighed 5.5kg in stead of 9.2kg of the ecotec lump, this was especially noticed on the v6s which had a very heavy fly! and always took aa while to rev. The advantage was quicker engine response, the disadvantage in the v6s was the jerky low speed traffic jam driving, as the fly wheel stopped rotating to easy due to the lighter weight.
     
     

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    I've replaced quite a few dual mass flywheels on newer cars as they have had excessive play/movement in them. Not changed one on a E36 yet though as they are usually pretty sturdy.
     
     

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    iv just put a new clutch in my car paid £160 from euro car parts then paid £100 to have it fitted mate
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin84 View Post
    iv just put a new clutch in my car paid £160 from euro car parts then paid £100 to have it fitted mate
    blimey, thats a good price for a new clutch. where did you get that done? anywhere near south london / surrey?

    thanks!
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