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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:58 AM
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Mein Auto: 1997 528i E39 5-speed
Noise / grinding at bottom of NEW clutch, 1997 e39 528i HELP!

Hey guys, n00b member here...

Just wrapped up installing a factory rep-set(LUK) clutch in my new 97 e39 6-cylinder. Well, new to me anyways. The car has 260k on the odo, so it is NOT new. But this is my first BMW and I love the car. Silver on Black, 5-speed, drove 880 miles to buy it out of state...

ANYWAYS, I'm an old DSM freak, so I am no stranger to the wrench. I've been known to pull and replace an engine in an 1G Eagle Talon in less then a day, by myself. So my ability is there...

I replaced everything: DMF, clutch/pp, slave, all new bolts in everything. Bled the system twice... The New clutch actually works REALLY well, but WHEN I DEPRESS THE CLUTCH PEDAL TO THE FLOOR, THERE IS A TERRIBLE 'GRINDY' SOUND coming from the bell. Almost like the slave is pushing TOO far and causing the presure plate or SOMETHING to make contact with the flywheel.

Has anyone heard of such thing? Any help is greatly appreciated, and all comments are welcome.

Thanks in advance...
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