Shifting 1->2 was difficult above 4000 rpm. The shifter just does not want to go into gear. I had the dealer look into it a few months back, but they found nothing abnormal. Recently it has been scratching into 1st, out of 1st, into 2nd, and into 3rd. I took the car in 2 weeks ago and they confirmed something is wrong and received approval to replace the trans and clutch. My SA confirmed the flywheel, pilot bearing, clutch fork, and throw out bearing are not included with the replacement.
Seeing the prices for the pilot bearing, clutch fork and throw out bearing, I can swallow those. I'm still on the fence about the flywheel and what to do. I have been reseaching and several suggest not to machine a dual mass flywheel due to damaging the springs during the machining process. I am also trying to see if there are any other parts I should get replaced. I inquired about the rear main seal, but the SA suggested that it isn't worth touching now since it is factory sealed.
2009 335i 6MT M-Sport AW/CR Convertible & Border Collie