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I think my clutch is going. Does anyone know how much it is to replace the clutch? Should I take it to the dealer? (Don't they rip you off?) I have a 2002 BMW M3
 

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If the dealership is going to screw you out of a clutch job, find a good independant mechanic and put in a lightweight flywheel while you are in there. As soon as the trans has to come out of my touring, a UUC aluminum flywheel and M5 clutch are going in.


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If the vehicle has the FULL MAINTENANCE program, the the clutch is covered.

If not you're looking at $600-$1200 for a clutch and flywheel replacement. You will be looking at more than $1200 if your car has SMG and if so, only the dealer can do it or an independant shop that has a DIS GTI computer.

You may want to look at this product
http://www.uucmotorwerks.com/flywheel/LFWE46M3SH.htm
 

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Clutch replacement is 199 US for the whole clutch kit.
You can order from here www.ultimatebmwparts.com

and it should be 4 hour labour at dealership.
 

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4hrs? wow

BMW Dealers here will charge 10hrs give or take on a clutch R&R if its a customer pay job. 4hrs is what BMW Warranty pays the dealer and technician.
 

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so I should just get the part online and it'd be cheaper? And should I take it to a BMW specialist instead of the dealer? How much would the labor cost?
 

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so I should just get the part online and it'd be cheaper? And should I take it to a BMW specialist instead of the dealer? How much would the labor cost?
You have a 2002 car right? Bring it to the dealer, it should be covered. And how'd you get your clutch to wear out soo fast?
 

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I've had it for a year and three months. I have 15000 miles on it. I don't drive it THAT crazy. Just medium crazy.
 

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I feel the clutch catching on a little late. Also, there's a sort of clunking noise from the tranny.
 

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My dealer quoted me $1800 to replace the clutch (no that doesn't include replacing/resurfacing the flywheel). So unless you get it covered under warranty (which you should be able to) take it to an independant mechanic. Mine quoted me 6-7 hours @ 60 + Parts cost (probably under 300) That al together is around $700. Since it will be so much cheaper, splurge on LW flywheel of your choosing.


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to put in a clutch it would take

around 10 hrs labor plus another 500.00 for the cost of a clutch
better off get a race track and street clutch combo. but the total
with labor will be around 1,500.00.
bobm3 :thumbup: :thumbup:
 
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