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328IScreamer
01-03-2009, 05:07 PM
I have a 99 e36 m3 and it is in need of a new clutch. I was wondering if oem is the best route or if I could get away with something else. There seems to be some good prices on ebay but I wouldn't know the first thing on reputable companies for cutches. I would like to stay away from the dealership but if thats the best route thats where i'll go. I was wondering if anybody from windsor could recomend a good place in the area that would be able to do the clutch.
Thanks

EstorilM3
01-03-2009, 08:55 PM
Stay with OEM from the dealer in this case, and maybe even have them replace it if there are no good BMW independent garage there.
This way, you're assured of at least one year warranty on parts and labour.

Tranny shops could also do the work, but you should make sure they've done BMW work before.

Also, don't be surprised if the mechanic tells you that you need other bits, like the flywheel.

So, you found a M3, huh? Or am I mistaking you for someone else here?

craigIS
01-03-2009, 09:02 PM
yep found one :)
its in good shape and interior is mint only catch was the clutch is worn out. I talked to the dealership in windsor and they pretty much told me it would be smarter to not bring it to the dealership. Apparently the oem m3 clutch is not sold as a package everything is sold seperaltly so it ends up being very expensive and he estimated around 1000 in labour. I'd consider it just to have the piece of mind but if i could get a better clutch elsewhere for cheaper and find a reputable garage i'd probly rather do that.

craigIS
01-03-2009, 09:03 PM
sorry posted that on a buddy's account this and the above post were actually by 328iscreamer haha

EstorilM3
01-03-2009, 09:59 PM
Call Turner. They'll set you up with the Sachs clutch kit. Don't get the racing clutch...not the right type for normal daily driving.

http://www.turnermotorsport.com/html/show_category.asp?txtsearchParamCat=Drivetrain

Call Don at Autotrend in Toronto to see if he can have it installed for you. He's at 416-696-2277...assuming you can drive it there.
If he cannot, take it to a tranny shop nearby with your parts-in-hand...hopefully, they'll do the job without biatching (they usually have their own parts and are reluctant to put in something they're unsure of or don't make money on).

Where did you get the car?
Is it in reasonable shape?
Mileage?

jameswbl
01-03-2009, 10:07 PM
get UUC motorworks flywheel and upgrade to M5 clutch...check their www

1BADBMR
01-03-2009, 10:20 PM
I really don't see any point to upgrade your clutch. The OEM clutch is your best bet, unless you have or plan to go forced induction.

328IScreamer
01-03-2009, 11:23 PM
naw don't plan to go forced induction the only reason why I was thinking about going aftermarket was because it is often cheaper than oem.
I won't be able to make it up to toronto to pick up or have anything installed as my vacation is over but if turner ships then hopefully I can find a place that can do the work.
This is where you windsor ppl chime in does anyone know a place in the area??

E36White
01-04-2009, 12:22 AM
talk to sam at alpina - wyandotte and strabane tell him bader (white 325i) sent u.

328IScreamer
01-04-2009, 09:01 PM
I ordered the sachs clutch kit
i'll have a look at that shop in windsor and i'll tell them bader sent me haha

kprocyk
01-05-2009, 02:26 PM
Hi

i have a 1995 M3 and replaced the clutch myself with the UUC lite weight flywheel and m5 clutch set-up, so far it's been great, email off board and i will put you in touch with a BMW factory tech that does work on the side

Kris

328IScreamer
01-07-2009, 02:16 PM
e36white,
I just called alpina and asked them for a quote to change the clutch on an m3 and the first thing the guy said was...
"what is an m3" :s

bmwmmn
01-10-2009, 07:40 AM
Screamer, the ONLY shop in Windsor where I would take my car for that type of work would be: http://www.oandoautoservice.com/cars.php
and talk to the owner Ozvat aka Andrej. Check with them, hopefully it helps.

328IScreamer
01-10-2009, 04:51 PM
ok i'll give o and o a shout on monday

spoony_prelude
01-10-2009, 05:02 PM
in all honesty if you want to get bang for you bucks check out UUCmotorwerks.com when i did my M swap, I bought a stage 2 lightweight aluminum flywheel 8.5 pounds, e34 M5 clutch. Comes with heavy dutie pressure plate and release bearing and sometimes theyll throw in the stainless steel clutch line for free, i had to pay 25 bucks for it :( but anyways i think it came out to being like 1200 to my door! Defenatly worth it!

Jay

328IScreamer
01-10-2009, 09:24 PM
I ordered the sachs clutch kit
it came to about 515 canadian to my door which is really good. I considered doing an upgraded clutch but if i'm not going to be modding the engine or upping the horsepower i figure oem is best