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Old 01-05-2012, 01:03 PM
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2009 Z4 sdrive35i 18K miles and clutch is gone pls help

2009 Z4 sdrive35i 18K miles and clutch is gone, dealer wants $3200 pls help..
took over lease two months ago and drove it 2300 miles,

than the clutch start smelling this burned stinky smell

towed it to the dealer and thay says it smells bad and they need $1050 just to take the tranny apart to check if it was abuse..

pls helppppppp


also looking for used BMS-JB4 i u can help..(lost my jb3-$479 Retail)

pls look at my flywheel pictures and advice if should replace ($1144.00) at the BMW shop

flywheel feels tight, mover only 3 tooth clockwise only bad thing it smells a bit burned and had bluewish color on the disc...
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:00 PM
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i drove the car 2000 miles since purchased and fly wheel has blue discoloration should i replace it?
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Old 02-16-2012, 04:20 PM
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How much do they want for a flywheel? That would drive my decision vs. how much I'm already spending on the repair... For a 2009 car I'd probably just be replacing it if it was myself.

Is it warped at all (i.e. measuring it with a dial indicator on a lathe or similar)?
If you can't tell... Find out or replace it.
If it's not warped you can probably just rough it up with some sand paper to seat the new clutch.
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Old 02-16-2012, 08:36 PM
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Why isn't it covered under 4 years/50k miles warranty?
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Old 02-16-2012, 11:00 PM
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Why isn't it covered under 4 years/50k miles warranty?

The Limited Warranty covers defects in materials or workmanship.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte.../Warranty.aspx


BMW Ultimate Service includes factory maintenance, brake pads, brake disks, wiper blades and drive belts. It does not include clutch parts.

http://www.bmwusa.com/Standard/Conte...intenance.aspx



Clutch is only covered by warranty. Dealer probably decided the previous owner abused the car. Easy enough to burn up a clutch on a 35i.


Abuse isn't covered. Worn out clutch isn't covered. Dealers have some discretion on using 'customer loyalty' to pay for part of all of a repair that isn't covered.
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Old 02-17-2012, 10:11 PM
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OEM dual mass flywheel is manufactured by LUK and it cost $1144 +tax
The clutch was badly abused by last owner..
New one cost me $375 the whole clutch kit..
sent the flywheel for resurface in San Diego for $80 hope this will save the trouble..

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Old 02-17-2012, 10:15 PM
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Dealer want Me to sign a form says I will need to pay $1050 just to open and see if it's covered in the warranty..if it is then I'm OK and BMW pays the dealership all costs, if clutch is abused then total cost is $3200+$1144 for flywheel..
Took it to my amazing mechanic total labor is $450
and the clutch was not abused, it was Raped..
Never believed to my own eyes guys..


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Old 02-17-2012, 10:16 PM
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Hope the flywheel can be resurfaced the all costs is less then $1000..if not, I need a flywheel.. add $1200..

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Old 02-20-2012, 04:55 AM
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What is it about being a certified preowned unit that the dealer does not acknowlwdge. If you've abused the car, that's what you get but there should be other signs to reflect abuse, like no tread left on the tires etc. I had a simular problem but it truned out that the flywheel had excessive play in it. Dealer replaced flywheel and clutch components under warrenty. Enjoy your day-Gnatthecat
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What is it about being a certified preowned unit that the dealer does not acknowlwdge.
It isn't a certified preowned.. Nir_bs took over the lease -- that means it has the new car warranty but no extended CPO coverage. Even if it was a CPO, the Z4 is new enough that it would still be on the 4 year warranty.

Previous owner probably had to buy new tires. Either that or he really didn't know how to drive. The flywheel looks like the clutch overheated.


I do feel for nir_bs. Not much he can do except pay to have the car repaired. I'd be upset with the previous owner.


BMW UK offer an extended service package that covers clutch parts, but it costs almost as much as a clutch and flywheel.
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:35 PM
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i got it done for less then $70

flywheel is resurfaced in standard flywheel in vista california
they did amazing job and saved me $1100
lets hope its running smooth
tnx for all replies guys appreciate the help
and the car is not certified i took over lease...
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Old 02-25-2012, 03:38 PM
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total cost so far $980 and a month and a half with no car...

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just see if u can find BMS JB4 Chip for me...
never pay retail ($500)..
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:27 PM
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I assume this is a manual trans instead of the DCT? I read somewhere that the engineers off the record felt the clutchs in the DCT should last 200,000 miles..
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:30 PM
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it is the manual tranny.. only mine last 18,000 miles...

crappy last owner what can i say.. looks like resurfaced worked..
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