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E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:22 PM
Mattochan Mattochan is offline
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Mein Auto: 1997 Z3, 2.8, Manual
Z3 clutch life

Hey All,

How much mileage should I expect to get out of a clutch? I know there is no exact answer because it depends on driving conditions, driver etc. But is there a decent rule of thumb? Also, when I do replace it, do I go OEM or aftermarket?

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Old 11-11-2012, 04:30 PM
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I would say 100,000+ if driven carefully by an experienced driver.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:05 PM
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i would agree with 100k plus. imo i would go with oem unless you start to mod the car
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Old 11-12-2012, 06:55 AM
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I have 125k on mine.
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