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propr'one
11-29-2005, 09:09 PM
Ok, im not yet again asking what kind of clutch to get

i bought a sachs clutch kit for my 328.

Now im wondering, to install it, is the bentley's guide good enough? And do i need any bmw specific tools? My mechanic and i will probably do the install togehter, he's a great mechanic but doesn't do too much work on bmw's, so if there are any bmw specific tools we need he likely wont have them.

thanks

mirek
11-29-2005, 09:28 PM
should have just got the dealership to do it. 600$

propr'one
11-29-2005, 09:46 PM
or 200 bucks for just the clutch kit.

400 bucks is a lot of money if you dont have a job

mirek
11-29-2005, 10:00 PM
your mechanic is doing it for free? lucky you.

propr'one
11-30-2005, 12:59 AM
i agree

paul christians
11-30-2005, 06:58 AM
Nothing is for FREE........my 2 cents..

Proliphic
11-30-2005, 12:19 PM
Just so you guys know im in the same boat needing a clutch replacement and I phoned BMW and they have just updated their price lists. a clutch job now costs $800 + Tax for E36 thats parts and labour...

does anyone know of a good place thats local (GTA) that has good prices on OEM clutch kits ??

Pro.

thinair
11-30-2005, 12:47 PM
I've done clutch swaps on both my bmw's in my garage with the car on axle stands, the only special tools you'll need are torx sockets, and a lot of ratchet extensions to get to the bolts near the starter. Just be patient. I used the bentley's manual for my e36 and I found it helped me. You'll definately need a hand lowering the exhaust and tranny, and putting it back up.

bmdbley'sBro
11-30-2005, 01:10 PM
I removed a tranny from a spare already yanked M42, lots of bolts all i remember, oh and a big 30mil + socket :confused:

had my clutch done on the 318 by the shop i go to,
they had never done one either.

said it wasn't that bad & that he figures he could drop it in the future in 30 minutes!!


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do not go to the stealer!

mirek
11-30-2005, 01:31 PM
Just so you guys know im in the same boat needing a clutch replacement and I phoned BMW and they have just updated their price lists. a clutch job now costs $800 + Tax for E36 thats parts and labour...

does anyone know of a good place thats local (GTA) that has good prices on OEM clutch kits ??

Pro.

call a different dealership... because it's $607.50 plus tax.

propr'one
11-30-2005, 01:57 PM
maranello's is still 600. But yeah i paid 194 US for a oem sachs clutch kit. If someone needs a link

cisco911
11-30-2005, 02:48 PM
Doing a e36 clutch is not hard at all if you know what your doing. Doing it on the floor is hard, but do-able. My recommendation is to find a good independant that knows german cars. They can get you a good clutch and cheaper than BMW's new 800+tax. I personally don't have to worry about it because my father is a mechanic that works on BMW and Benz, thats the only reason I can afford a BMW's maintenance :D

Proliphic
12-08-2005, 07:49 PM
I could use a link.. lol im having little to no luck with this clutch..

Primus
12-09-2005, 06:35 PM
you just need the female torx sockets, canadian tire sells them for 40 bucks for the set, get them cause you will strip the bolts if you dont (unless ur super careful)

the exhaust will probally be a problem cause the exhaust manifold bolts are probally rusted and seized ive done this job many times and im up to about 3 hours of labour, with the car sitting on jack stands and me crawling around on my back!

propr'one
12-09-2005, 06:48 PM
well my mechanic has a shop so the car will be raised forsure, and just female torx set im sure he has, those are pretty standard tools.

thanks guys!

Primus
12-09-2005, 09:33 PM
well my mechanic has a shop so the car will be raised forsure, and just female torx set im sure he has, those are pretty standard tools.

thanks guys!

female torx are not common tools! ive only ever seen them put to use on a bmw*th-up*

propr'one
12-09-2005, 11:18 PM
really eh. gonna have to make sure my mechanic has some then.

thanks*th-up*