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    Default Clutch done

    Replaced the clutch on the 540 Saturday. The disk wasn't too worn, but the pressure plate was pretty burned and flywheel had some spots on it. Everything went pretty well once we gave up on the universal alignment tool and I went and borrowed one made for the clutch. I think the thing has been slipping since I got the car because it really feels like it has a lot more power now, absolute blast to drive.

    Here's some pics.






    1988 M3 - Track rat
    1989 325iC
    1995 530iM
    2000 323iT - UUC BBK, PSS9 Coilovers
    2005 GMC HD Crew

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    Glad it went smoothly. Seems to be a few clutch related posts recently.

    My big question is: Is that your shop? I would give jeffs left nut for a playpen like that. I think i donated a lumbar disc lifting the tranny back into the 525. I imagine it wasn't as difficult with your handy lift.

    Either way, very impressive,

    Dave M

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    that would only leave me with 2 right nuts...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M
    I would give jeffs left nut for a playpen like that.
    Dave M
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave M
    My big question is: Is that your shop? I would give jeffs left nut for a playpen like that. I think i donated a lumbar disc lifting the tranny back into the 525. I imagine it wasn't as difficult with your handy lift.
    Actually my buddy Mike (Turbo Mike on here) is service manager for that shop, and we got to use it when they were closed. Thank god, too. There is no way I would have wanted to do that on my back in the driveway. We did an auto to manual swap on an e36 cabrio in a garage on jack stands. I don't ever want to do that crap again!

    Notice the portable AC unit in the left corner of the pic? That thing is a life saver in the Texas heat.

    1988 M3 - Track rat
    1989 325iC
    1995 530iM
    2000 323iT - UUC BBK, PSS9 Coilovers
    2005 GMC HD Crew

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    Quote Originally Posted by 632 Regal
    that would only leave me with 2 right nuts...
    Like a gumball machine?

    Probly got a zipper on yur scrote

    10/90 Build 525im, 630,000+km, Eibach/Sachs, Engine Rebuild
    *RIP Oskar the DOG *

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    Did that flywheel require the extra long shank torx bit to remove??? I found out about that while trying to pull the flywheel off of a 530iM parts car- it's not exactly an easy tool to find- I ended up borrowing one from a friend at the stealer.......



    Bret.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rigmaster
    Did that flywheel require the extra long shank torx bit to remove??? I found out about that while trying to pull the flywheel off of a 530iM parts car- it's not exactly an easy tool to find- I ended up borrowing one from a friend at the stealer.......
    It would of if I'd removed it. We were going to remove it and have it surfaced but since I couldn't get it off we just hit it with the 3m pad on the angle grinder.

    1988 M3 - Track rat
    1989 325iC
    1995 530iM
    2000 323iT - UUC BBK, PSS9 Coilovers
    2005 GMC HD Crew

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