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Old 09-01-2018, 12:35 PM
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Dual mass flywheel (DMF) question

As you guys know, DMF for the 5er is not cheap, especially ones of good quality from reputable manufacturers. I'm currently looking for a good deal on clutch parts and rockauto, once again, has some great prices on LuK DMFs. I'm willing to pull the trigger on one of those if I can be 100% certain that is the correct DMF.

Here is my question as it relates to rockauto listing. My 2007 build date November 2006 is a pre 3/07 production vehicle. The pressure plate and friction disc part numbers are different from post 3/07 production vehicle. However, the DMF seems to be the same on pre and post 3/07 production cars. The product I'm referring to is DMF114 and states in description that it will fit both production specs.

I'm not sure if that's 100% true and looking for advice.

Please refer to the link and look at the fitment information: https://www.rockauto.com/en/catalog/...,flywheel,5348

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Old 09-01-2018, 01:34 PM
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Not sure what you are referencing. What I see in Realoem and LUK online catalog and ecstuning is the dual mass flywheels are not compatible between those models.
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Old 09-01-2018, 01:48 PM
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Not sure what you are referencing. What I see in Realoem and LUK online catalog and ecstuning is the dual mass flywheels are not compatible between those models.
If you look at lower left corner of the picture, it says that this DMF will fit from 01/03/2007 or to 28/02/2007. I'm not entirely sure but is it even slightly possible that some pre-LCI 550i's produced before but very close to March 2007 could have the same DMF as those produced after March 2007?
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:31 PM
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How many miles are on your rig?

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Old 09-01-2018, 05:49 PM
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How many miles are on your rig?

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I'm already over the 135,000 mile marker. The throw out bearing and pressure plate are both noisy. Chirping and chatter while engaging 1st gear.
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Old 09-01-2018, 05:58 PM
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Yeah I think your right about needing the flywheel also. I changed my clutch only at 90k.

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Old 09-02-2018, 04:55 PM
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If you look at lower left corner of the picture, it says that this DMF will fit from 01/03/2007 or to 28/02/2007. I'm not entirely sure but is it even slightly possible that some pre-LCI 550i's produced before but very close to March 2007 could have the same DMF as those produced after March 2007?
If your build date is Nov 2006, that is before these dates.
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Old 09-02-2018, 05:01 PM
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If your build date is Nov 2006, that is before these dates.
The dates are as follows:

To 28 February 2007
From 1 March 2007

It can be a bit confusing to see at first but if you think about it, it covers 550i's built before 28 February 2007.

edit to add: I did research the entire package deals at ECSTuning and it may very well be that only the pressure plate and disc are different on those while the DMF is the same. Same goes for rockauto. While DMF is the same for pre and post March 2007, the pressure plate and disc are different.

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Ok, I get the to and from now. But, realeom says they are different. Also, the LUK online catalog only shows a p/n for 3/2007 onwards -- although the LUK online catalog (https://webcat.schaeffler.com/web/sc...US/index.xhtml) didn't use that part number you have on rockauto. Find some LUK catalog that has the DMF 114 part number and see what compatibility it shows.
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Old 09-03-2018, 09:29 AM
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Ok, I get the to and from now. But, realeom says they are different. Also, the LUK online catalog only shows a p/n for 3/2007 onwards -- although the LUK online catalog (https://webcat.schaeffler.com/web/sc...US/index.xhtml) didn't use that part number you have on rockauto. Find some LUK catalog that has the DMF 114 part number and see what compatibility it shows.
I managed to link LUK DMF114 to BMW Genuine Part # 21 20 7 566 084, which supposedly fits my 2007 (build date 11/2006).

I'm even more puzzled now by looking at realoem because there are more part numbers and dates there. All suggest that the DMF will fit my car but I've lost confidence in information from the supposed credible sources.

What do you make of this info in the link?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/par...1+20+7+566+084
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Don't know what to tell you. Super confusing.

Here is another site I use from time to time...seems to say that DMF114 is the right one, but with the same up to and from logic. Don't understand the Realoem side.
http://www.showmetheparts.com/catalog.html
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Don't know what to tell you. Super confusing.

Here is another site I use from time to time...seems to say that DMF114 is the right one, but with the same up to and from logic. Don't understand the Realoem side.
http://www.showmetheparts.com/catalog.html
I did more research for information about the LuK DMF 114 and was able to confirm that this flywheel fits e60 550i with manual transmission post production date of June 2006. For anyone who is looking for a DMF at affordable price, this is the one to get. It's OEM without BMW Logo at almost half price.

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Picked up my 5er this afternoon with new clutch, DMF, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, guibo, rear main seal and couple other things. It feels like brand new again!

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Picked up my 5er this afternoon with new clutch, DMF, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, guibo, rear main seal and couple other things. It feels like brand new again!

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I just had a luk clutch installed in my 01 f350 pick up. I also had trouble deciding between two flywheels.
Luk has a technical parts line which resolved the issue for me and it was good to have expertise tell me what to do.
I know I'm a day late and a dollar short on this info, but since you just had the problem repaired, but maybe someone else can get value out of it


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Im having the same issue finding a full set up for my December 2005 530i 5 speed.

Has anyone successfully used a pre '05 solid flywheel and clutch assembly on a late '05-early '06 car ?
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