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xbasshead 08-28-2013 08:52 PM

Selecting a new clutch
 
I have a 2001 540i 100,000 miles and my clutch is slipping . I'am trying to find the best replacement for the money . The shop I'm letting do the job is charging 500 labor and roughly 450 for the clutch and 600 for the fly wheel . The shop will give me a 12 month warranty only if I used their parts . But I can get a dura last for a 100 cheaper that comes with a lifetime warranty or I can order a luk clutch for about 182 and flywheel for 420 off of amazon . Both of those other 2 options would not be covered if i have any problems by the shop i'm using .Money is tight . Advice needed .


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mjalloul11 08-29-2013 02:12 AM

Does the shops warranty covers labor? and what kind are they using?

xbasshead 08-29-2013 01:51 PM

Selecting a new clutch
 
The told me that its the brand is called sach


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mjalloul11 08-29-2013 02:06 PM

Re: Selecting a new clutch
 
Well. That is a very good brand and is oem bmw

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blingin96 08-29-2013 02:12 PM

from my experience Duralast are Dura-crap. Sure they have a lifetime warrenty BUT its not fun changing out duralast parts every 6 months when they fail.. you might wanna check out your drive shaft guibo and center bearing while your under there. the drive shaft has to be removed anyway..

xbasshead 08-29-2013 02:26 PM

Selecting a new clutch
 
The shop will Warranty the labor if that fails but if the clutch I bring them fails I have to pay the labor cost to take the clutch back out


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xbasshead 08-29-2013 02:31 PM

Selecting a new clutch
 
Wow , there's more parts to buy !? I might need to start walking to work lmao . The mechanic said that luk was a good brand to use . What kind of rep does luk have ?


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mikewerks 08-29-2013 05:54 PM

Luk has a good rep as well. Between the 2 feel confident you are getting a good product.

Burning2nd 08-30-2013 02:16 AM

DUDe dont bring your own parts to the shop...

drop the car off... Let them do there work

IF there's a problem, Its there problem
and you should work on that 1 year warranty..

ask for a mileage... like 30k If you drive 10,000 miles this year.. and it fails at 14k next year thats not cool..

chiefwej 08-30-2013 01:14 PM

LUK is OEM. Duralast is probably a LUK also. I know that autozone offers a LUK clutch kit for about $200, or at least they did a couple years ago when I did mine.

xbasshead 08-30-2013 07:46 PM

Selecting a new clutch
 
The shop's warranty is 12 months or 12,000 miles . Their clutch and flywheel cost about $1,100 . But I can order the luk clutch and flywheel for $550


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Round Two 08-30-2013 08:52 PM

So there you have it
 
Your exposure is $550. Yes it is real money, but it is a game you want to play? Are you willing to play? No one on the internet can really net this out for you, it is your decision. If the shop is legitimate then your risks go down.

occhis 08-31-2013 05:54 PM

12mo/12000 mi seems like a very safe warranty for the shop to give, but I'm not sure it would be worth that much ($550) to me IF your parts are of the same quality as his


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