Originally Posted by taherm
my clutch is wearing out as well so it's time to replace. how did you get in touch with Mike? I called BMW of Mississauga and they were pricing me a lot higher ~$500. would appreciate any help.
oh damn, this is an old thread, anyhow, I ended up getting my LuK clutch from www.bimmerspecialist.com/ but I think I made a mistake doing so
, either a mistake or I was very unlucky..
I talked to mike here on the forums, but I didn't get why they needed the core, so I thought maybe the clutch they offer would be Re-manufactured and ofcourse I didn't want Re-manufactured parts in my car, and that is why I bought from BimmerSpecialist.com but when I got the parts everything seemed okay until we installed everything at my mechanics shop, the throw out bearing wasn't good, so I had to pay for installation twice because I got the parts and not the mechanic.
the mechanic I deal with doesn't install parts that people get for him, he just did it because I wanted to get OEM stuff. If he orders the parts he will guarantee that it will work and cover the labor too.. but since I got the parts, I had to pay twice for labor, and it wasn't cheap.
I tried talking to BimmerSpecialist, thought maybe they could help me cover the labor because the part was defective and especially when we took it apart second time, you could tell that the throwout bearing was broken..
so I strongly suggest you try to find a mechanic that can get you a LuK clutch and install it, at least if anything is wrong, you won't have to pay for labor again, it hurts a lot paying labor twice lol, unless ofcourse you are planning to do it yourself.
mike's account here is: maranellobmw , but I don't think mike takes care of the sponsorship stuff, I think there is a girl now, but she is still using the same username on here so. I was quoted the following from them :
THE CLUTCH IS 21-20-7-531-843 SET CLUTCH PARTS
REG$ 572.53 YOUR PRICE $310.00 * AFTER $50 CORE RETURN
$826 PARTS AND LABOUR PLUS TAX AND COMES WITH A 2 YEAR PARTS AND LABOUR WARRANTY