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jasonbaek
10-07-2011, 07:16 PM
My clutch is on its way out so I would need a new clutch kit soon.. As far as I know m40 uses different clutch and it has lighter flywheel..

I searched for a supplier but no luck so far. I also saw a post form another forum that clutch kit for non-a/c 318IS fits but I'm not entirely sure if it's true.

If anyone know the place where I can get the clutch for this euro m40, or clutch kit from other model that would fit into m40, let me know..Thanks

Ceeker
10-07-2011, 07:49 PM
check on e30tech.com or R3vlimited. Both exclusive e30 forums. I'm sure someone there can help.

craz azn
10-07-2011, 08:42 PM
My clutch is on its way out so I would need a new clutch kit soon.. As far as I know m40 uses different clutch and it has lighter flywheel..

I searched for a supplier but no luck so far. I also saw a post form another forum that clutch kit for non-a/c 318IS fits but I'm not entirely sure if it's true.

If anyone know the place where I can get the clutch for this euro m40, or clutch kit from other model that would fit into m40, let me know..Thanks

Pretty sure that post was correct about the clutch kit. Your car has the same flywheel as an M42 powered car, so chances are the clutch kit is the same. I probably can get you one if you are interested. PM me.

Roysneon
10-07-2011, 08:51 PM
The flywheel on M40 cars are a euro part, lighter than the 318is flywheel. The M42 clutch should go just fine, though.

craz azn
10-07-2011, 09:05 PM
Gah, fail. Yeah you are right, 11221739315 is up to 3/90... didn't see that at first (since we don't have 318s before '91). 21211223550 is the dual mass shit flywheel. Dunno if that clutch would work then, pressure plate depth may be different?

jasonbaek
10-08-2011, 03:08 AM
http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AB11&mospid=47251&btnr=21_0011&hg=21&fg=05&lang=enUS

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=AF93&mospid=47305&btnr=21_0020&hg=21&fg=05&lang=enUS

It's bit confusing to read but I don't think m42 clutch would fit into m40. I still wonder if non-a/c m42 clutch will fit into m40 though(part # is different).

I also found a sach clutch kit for 1990 318i wihtout dual mass flywheel(so I suppose it's an m40) at bavauto.com. And it's currently on clearance sale. What do you guys think?

Roysneon
10-08-2011, 02:49 PM
Just get rid of the M40. Once mine needs a clutch that will be my solution.

daveed
10-08-2011, 03:00 PM
Just get rid of the M40. Once mine needs a clutch that will be my solution.

My buddy swapped out the m40 in his touring for an m20 because the m42 water pump didn't bolt up.

Roysneon
10-08-2011, 03:59 PM
To what?

The M40-M42 swap has been done a bunch of times.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=195298&
If you have specifics on what problems he encountered, post away, I might find the info very useful in the future :)

411
10-08-2011, 04:11 PM
Just get rid of the M40. Once mine needs a clutch that will be my solution.

*th-up*

daveed
10-08-2011, 04:49 PM
To what?

The M40-M42 swap has been done a bunch of times.
http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=195298&
If you have specifics on what problems he encountered, post away, I might find the info very useful in the future :)

lol reread my post - an m20b25. As far as I know he didn't run into any problems aside from running a single exhaust.

Roysneon
10-08-2011, 04:56 PM
lol reread my post - an m20b25. As far as I know he didn't run into any problems aside from running a single exhaust.

Sorry, I meant what did the water pump not "bolt" up to? Did he just need different rad hoses?

daveed
10-08-2011, 04:58 PM
Sorry, I meant what did the water pump not "bolt" up to? Did he just need different rad hoses?

ahh, the water pump on his m40 needed replacement

411
10-08-2011, 05:20 PM
Sorry, I meant what did the water pump not "bolt" up to? Did he just need different rad hoses?

*th-up*

411
10-08-2011, 05:23 PM
......*smoke*......""nice"....."sig"*th-up*

jasonbaek
10-08-2011, 09:57 PM
Just get rid of the M40. Once mine needs a clutch that will be my solution.

I would like to get a m42 swap but right now time and money is really tight.. and my m40 still runs very nice with zero issue. I am no longer in environment that I can jack up my car and work for days and weeks..I should have bought a nice e30 in high school years instead of mk2 jetta 16vt fcplm

Roysneon
10-08-2011, 10:17 PM
ahh, the water pump on his m40 needed replacement

Ahhh that totally makes sense now. Had a derp moment there.


......*smoke*......""nice"....."sig"*th-up*


Thanks!

Roysneon
10-08-2011, 10:19 PM
I would like to get a m42 swap but right now time and money is really tight.. and my m40 still runs very nice with zero issue. I am no longer in environment that I can jack up my car and work for days and weeks..I should have bought a nice e30 in high school years instead of mk2 jetta 16vt fcplm

Yeah, I know how you feel. If I want to do anything more than jack up and maybe remove a wheel I have to drive an hour to my parents house to use the garage. Need a real job to buy a house (with garage).