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Old 12-02-2004, 01:27 PM   #1
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Clutch Slippadge

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 . 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)
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Old 12-02-2004, 03:03 PM   #2
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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
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Old 12-02-2004, 09:17 PM   #3
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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
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Old 12-04-2004, 09:49 PM   #4
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Old 12-05-2004, 11:53 PM   #5
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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!
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