So the clutch is starting to slip.... hooray.
But seriously... it's an e34, a 525. The clutch will have to be done in the short term, I can feel it starting to go under hard acceleration and the ol' 5th gear trick. I've been calling various garages, narrowing down my choices. Anyone know where I can get good work for a good deal?
Dealer quoted me 1140, labor and taxes, for replacement of the clutch. Flywheel was not part of the deal, obviously. They sell them for 1300-1400 bucks. Yeah, thanks. So I called a few places... they ranged from 950 down to about 680, parts and labour (Sachs 3 piece kit). Funny enough, one shop people rave about here (RMP) was at the low end, so I'm considering going there.
Is the price on par? what are people's experiences?
On another note, the flywheel was an interesting bit.... like I said, huge price at the dealer for a stock one. Now, online I've found ones for about the same price or a little cheaper. Then the same site lists an M5 one for roughly 600 bucks. I can also get a st-2 from UUC for roughly the same. If the flywheel needs to be replaced (hope it's machinable....) then am I safe going with one of these two options? I've heard of people using M5 ones, do they fit? And do they require anything like special bolts?
Any help would be appreciated!