BMW Forums : BimmerForums banner
1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
i have an 1994 E36 shape M43 engine 318i with air con.
today i went on longest trip so far about 30 miles (only got the car thursday). on the way home, pulling out from junctions and creeping in traffic the car would judder very badly when slipping the clutch. only happened when the engine had been run for 30 min mostly on the motorway so engine was fully warmed through.
its fine when its cold. the clutch isnt slipping at high revs. pulling away in 2nd judders less. pulling away with revs at 3k seems to be ok. just judders low revs pulling away. reverse also does it.

have noticed on here the problems with clutches on the E36.
what im worried about is getting a replacement clutch, and when it gets hot it starts juddering again.

can anyone recommend a clutch they have used without problems?
is the problem only with the bmw manufactured clutches and none of the after market kits such as sachs?

just that i dont want to spend a lot of money to not cure the problem.
roughly how many hours labour for a garage to swap the clutch, ill probably be supplying the clutch kit.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
As for clucthes, Eurocaroparts do SACHS and German Sweediesh Car Parts do LUK. I have had both on a number of cars, currently have a LUK kit fitted to my car. All have been problem free (about a year ago, SACHS made a bad batch that were problematic and replaced uder warranty). All should be OK now though.

Do NOT buy a cheap quality 'budget' clutch, otherwise you'll most probably regret it.

Here's what I paid for having the work done;

Clutch kit SACHS/LUK = £98.00/£105.00

Labour = previous independant BMW specialist who didn't fit it properly = £200 cash in hand job :headache:banghead:censored

Local garage that I have used for several years = £80 all in! (this is on a 328i) and the workmanship is spot on.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
thanks for your reply.
i have been quoted £250 for a sachs clutch kit and fitting, then ill get the slave cylinder done at the same time.
will be pricing up the sachs kit and getting a quote for labour/fitting only to save a few £.

options for slave cylinder are: bendix or guttman, any suggestions?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,151 Posts
Judder?? or kinda kangarooing??

Are you sure it is the clutch mate?

If it is the clutch, then I'll 2nd DSK.

But I would check your induction pipe between the inlet and MAF sensor for splits.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,255 Posts
thanks for your reply.
i have been quoted £250 for a sachs clutch kit and fitting, then ill get the slave cylinder done at the same time.
will be pricing up the sachs kit and getting a quote for labour/fitting only to save a few £.

options for slave cylinder are: bendix or guttman, any suggestions?
Clutch slave cylinder are good practice to replace at the same time. I got mine from Eurocarparts for about £25 IIRC. Just ask them for the premium quality one.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
local garage reakon its the clutch, when pulling away when the car has been driven for half hour it judders and shakes. fine pulling away 2nd gear. judders in reverse too. car has done 48k but mostly town driving with stop go driving.
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top