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E39 M5 (1998-2003)

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Old 03-05-2013, 05:11 PM
beemer_fan beemer_fan is offline
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Mein Auto: 2001 M5
New Clutch

Just bought my first BMW yesterday, 01 M5 manual with 60k miles. I let my brother do a drive with me trusting that he knew how to drive a manual since he owns a manual Hyundai Veloster. Well as it turns out he doesnt. I thought he was driving in too low of a gear but didnt say anything cuz the rpms werent too high. Turns out his foot was riding on the clutch pedal and by the time I could smell the clutch burning, it was too late. I need to replace it but Im limited on funds given that I bought my M5 cash. A lot of people have mentioned the Luk clutch kit as an affordable option. Are there better options out there that I can buy for under $750? Is the Luk clutch an upgrade over oem? I can get one on ebay for $250, does anyone know where I could buy one for less? Im not opposed to spending more for a clutch if it means I can get better performance while maintaining driveability so long as its under $750.
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:42 AM
Mdude Mdude is offline
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You can get an oem clutch for 200 bucks on partsgeek.com I would do it myself, that said if you don't know what you are doing i would have a mechanic do it. But its not hard.

The oem clutch is made by Luk.

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Old 03-09-2013, 08:42 AM
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A SIGNIFICANT source of info for what clutch to buy and how to NOT F up the install... For example, if you reuse the pressure plate you must use a tool to reset the SAC mechanism...
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