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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 04-09-2012, 05:28 PM
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Is This Legit

I was just wondering if the following setup looks legit to you all. I know sachs makes the oem replacement clutches, but what about the F1 flywheel, is that a sub-company of sachs?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/SACHS-CLUTCH...ht_3801wt_1396
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:32 PM
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Old 04-09-2012, 05:52 PM
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Thank you sir,

Anyone else? Just wanting opinions. My clutch is okay unless I launch real hard(which I try not to do much)

It is a toss up between this, and some racelands.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:03 PM
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If your clutch is going out, it's a no-brainer. You've gotta fix it, because even if your suspension is worn out, your car will be useless with a dead clutch. Racelands can wait.

Also, plenty of people have gone with the F1 Racing parts, and everyone seems to have a positive experience with them.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:15 PM
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Yep, I have that F1 kit you linked and it's solid, even with an S52.


BTW, F1 racing isn't a part of Sachs. They just make lightweight FWs to go along with Sachs clutches. If you're not looking for performance, you can just buy a clutch kit from Pelican Parts and get your flywheel resurfaced at a machine shop.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:18 PM
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I really have to hammer the car for it too slip, it has only happened twice. I just don't want to wait till its happening all the time, thank you for the input. I do believe this will be my next purchase. I just need to do some reading about changing clutches now. I have done hundreds of them over the years, in various vehicles. But I want to know what to expect. Also need to make a list of other things to address while doing this

Guibo
drive shaft carrier
rear trans seal
throwout bearing


I have read about people using m3 slave cylinder on non m cars, I am going to research, but I would like to hear from you all what the advantages are, if any
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:21 PM
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If your clutch is going out, it's a no-brainer. You've gotta fix it, because even if your suspension is worn out, your car will be useless with a dead clutch. Racelands can wait.

Also, plenty of people have gone with the F1 Racing parts, and everyone seems to have a positive experience with them.


Local machine shop here is full of assholes, last time I went there to get a quote for anything he told me " i don't mess with foreign ****, all american here"

I really would like a lightweight FW, don't know how much of a difference it will really make in my worn out old m50. But I would like one
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:24 PM
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Yep, definitely do the throwout bearing during your clutch replacement, along with the pilot bearing and pivot pin.

Those other items are good to do as well. Guibo is easy to check, same with center DS bearing. Most people don't do the rear trans seal, but it can't hurt.


There's no point in upgrading the slave cylinder, though. You won't gain anything. You don't even need to replace it necessarily. They're on the outside of the transmission in these cars, so they're easy to replace whenever.


Honestly, if you just bring the FW to the machine shop, I doubt they'll care if it's foreign. It can't be that different. Lightweight FW definitely is nice to have though. The one in this kit isn't that light, I doubt you'll notice much better acceleration, but it's nice to have when down-shifting.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:32 PM
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says 10.6lbs

This will most likely be my next purchase. Just gonna have to put off all the little asthetics.

hopefully between the mechanical fan delete, lightweight flywheel, and underdrive pulley(if available), I can make this car a little more fun to drive.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:37 PM
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Oh, then that one is pretty light. Mine came with a 15lb flywheel (stock is 25lb), which I like a lot. It's right in between drive ability and performance.

BTW, don't waste your money on underdrive pulleys. It won't be noticeable. Your money is better off spent on something else.
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:37 PM
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would this be considered "helical" ?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-E30-E23-...#ht_541wt_1163


and I am certain I will go ahead and snatch one of these up
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Goodridge-St...#ht_500wt_1180
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I wouldn't get either one of those items.
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Oh, then that one is pretty light. Mine came with a 15lb flywheel (stock is 25lb), which I like a lot. It's right in between drive ability and performance.

BTW, don't waste your money on underdrive pulleys. It won't be noticeable. Your money is better off spent on something else.

Thanks for the info, I never really understood them anyway..... I mean, I understand the theory, but never really thought that they could make that big of a difference........they do spiffy up the front of the motor tho
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:42 PM
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I wouldn't get either one of those items.
elaborate please
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Old 04-09-2012, 06:49 PM
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The braided clutch line you linked to is generic and does not have the correct bend. Fitment may be an issue.

The issue with the LSD is that it's so much easier (and not much more expensive) to just buy a whole LSD assembly (differential) instead of just the guts.
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