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Old 06-08-2005, 09:12 AM
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Mein Auto: '02 M5, Sterling Gray
Yes, I have heard of this. Go to and do a search on clutches; you will find much information.

As posted above, the OEM 9" organic clutch can prematurely fail due to the large amount of torque the S62 engine produces. The car does not even have to be tracked for this to happen; if the previous owner let the clutch slip under hard accleration frequently, the clutch will not last. BMW's unofficial policy is to allow one clutch replacement per car under warranty (I assume your car is out of warranty).

On the other hand, an OEM clutch, when driven with care, can last for a LONG time.

Congrats on the car; there is nothing like it!

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