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pbjaxson
12-02-2004, 02:27 PM
Once I'm going about forty miles an hour if i gun the engine, the RPMs jump like it's in nuetral but I don't accelerate really *sad* . I've come to the conclusion that my clutch must be slipzing and I've priced a clutch kit at advanced auto for around 279$. I was wondering if you guys would suggest me purchasing a higher performance one such as maybe an M5 one or somthing (would it fit?) or an aftermarket heavier duty one. I drive my car fairly spirited and I can't stand it when I can't accelerate, so I need to decide pretty soon. Anyone know any good places to check online? Thanks in advance!

EDIT:forgot to post...It's a '84 533i (E28)

hermen maire
12-02-2004, 04:03 PM
I would stick with the stock OEM stuff like a SACHS clutch kit
these cars come with friken durrable parts and the clutch is one of them.

Save youre money with a stock clutch and when youre in there take youre flywheel to a good machine shop
and get them to shave off some weight you wont believe the difference. Best mod anybody could do if you like engine responce. Awsome mod at 1/8 the price of a light weight flywheel
let me know if you need any details

pbjaxson
12-02-2004, 10:17 PM
Well today I went over to a local german car store (mainly BMW's and Porsche's) and I asked the guy there how much for a clutch kit and he said it would run me about $227 for an M5 one and that would fit but I probably might as well just get the 533i one since my car wouldn't have enough power to really need it. I am planning on doing some small upgrades on the engine (I already have a chip-not installed yet, and I'm thinking about exaust next) should i go ahead and get the M5 one or not? Hermen, that sounds awesome, can you give me some more details on the lightining of my flywheel? Thanks for your feedback

hermen maire
12-04-2004, 10:49 PM
Check PM
let me know if you need anyother
info.
Cheers

windwagen
12-06-2004, 12:53 AM
From what I understand, an upgraded clutch may "bite" stronger, but the tradeoff may be jerky engagement, making it difficult, or impossible to drive smoothly. Be careful!