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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 12-15-2012, 09:56 PM
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Ok. So my 93 bmw 318is have 89530 on it. Just replaced the clutch at 89460. Before I replaced and after I replaced the clutch I've had the same issue. The clutch engages and disengages quite high. When the clutch engages it engages just a little higher than when it releases(pushing in). What could this be? The disc was fine and didn't need to be replaced.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:02 PM
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Ok. So my 93 bmw 318is have 89530 on it. Just replaced the clutch at 89460. Before I replaced and after I replaced the clutch I've had the same issue. The clutch engages and disengages quite high. When the clutch engages it engages just a little higher than when it releases(pushing in). What could this be? The disc was fine and didn't need to be replaced.
So the clutch disc was fine? What exactly did you replace?
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:10 PM
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Yea disk was fine. We just got new pilot bearings throw out bearing and pressure plate?
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This is what came in the kit.
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Old 12-15-2012, 10:45 PM
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Yea disk was fine. We just got new pilot bearings throw out bearing and pressure plate?
I'm confused, so the clutch disc was NOT replaced?
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:02 AM
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What's in the picture was replaced. maybe the disc was replaced. It to late for me to comprehend myself. Sorry
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:28 AM
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What you pictured was (l to r) the pressure plate, two pilot bearings (you only need one), two alignment tools (again, you only need one), a throwout bearing, and on the right, a clutch disk.
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:33 AM
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They sent two and we used both tools. And yes then we did replace clutch disc
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Old 12-16-2012, 12:34 AM
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And ideas why it's such a high engagement point?
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Old 12-16-2012, 08:43 AM
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Possibly you have the wrong throwout bearing. They vary in thickness between M and non-M.

How did you use both alignment tools? You can only put one in there, and should only NEED to use one of the correct size and length.
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It's not the m clutch kit. And we used one pilot bearing. We used the one that fit the input shaft. We did it right. I think it might just be something to get used to. This is what happened when we took out the trow out bearing. So I think the way the clutch was when the trow out earring was like this is gonna be something to get used to
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As you can see two balls were jamme together and wouldn't move
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They sent two and we used both tools.
This is what I was questioning, not about the pilot bearing. I assumed they sent two pilot bearings because there are different-size input shafts.
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Correct. They sent two ad we used the one that fit
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:13 AM
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No we used one tool. Haha sorry my bad
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The pilot alignment tools I've used had a stepped pilot bearing portion so it would fit either bearing. One tool fit either setup. Oh, well, you got an extra of each!

And that old throwout bearing?
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Old 12-16-2012, 10:23 AM
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Nice! Well I applaud LUK clutch for the kit. The exact same clutch was in it too. So it was like taking old one out and getting it cleaned and fixed. Haha but I know the throw out bearing was sketchy
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