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Old 01-22-2005, 01:03 PM
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Any chance that's why we have the CDV?

Originally Posted by rumratt
Any word on the rumors that the tearing is caused mostly due to a bad batch of sheet metal? There have been almost no reported cases on 2002+ vehicles (or is it 2001+). Of course, they are newer, so they've had less time to wear out.
I wonder if BMW started using the CDV (clutch delay valve) to cushon clutch engagement to reduce drivetrain shock and subframe fatigue... Anybody know when the CDV became standard?

I generally don't do hard launches in first and tend to floor it from second gear for the sake of smoothness. I am sure this is much easier on all the drivetrain mounting points.
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