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      03-30-2009, 11:16 AM   #1
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cost for changing the clutch

has anyone change their clutch before ?
does anyone know the average price for a clutch job on the e92 ?
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      03-30-2009, 12:30 PM   #2
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I would like to know this. But my question is, this new E9x just came out about 3 years ago, how do people need a new clutch? Is it because people are just dropping their clutches more often than they need no? Or is it only for racing purposes?
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It's about $500 in parts and 11-12 hours of labor. So about $2000-$2500 depending on where you go.
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      03-30-2009, 12:58 PM   #4
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Damn, that's more labor than I thought. Good info. I'll treat my clutch nicer now.
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      03-30-2009, 01:24 PM   #5
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That a shit load!!!!! How long will the stock clutch last on average?
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That a shit load!!!!! How long will the stock clutch last on average?
Should go to 100k+ mi under normal driving. I don't know how many people here fit into that category .
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I had a clutch failure on a e46 M3, in warrentee thanks, Parts and labor $2875 at the dealer.
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Holy Jesus... That much labor for a clutch?!?
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my car is a DD for me ive put down 40k in less then 2 years and i've notice that my clutch is gradually getting worst. i think it can last me another 40k miles but by that time i will have no coverage and its probably going to be year 2010 =X
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I paid 1600 in labor to replace the clutch and flywheel.
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      03-30-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
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1600 ? wow
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It's about $500 in parts and 11-12 hours of labor. So about $2000-$2500 depending on where you go.
12 hours labor to replace the clutch????
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Can't be right can it?
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12 hours labor to replace the clutch????
you are forgetting the flywheel. You do want a new one.
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12 hours labor to replace the clutch????
If you take it real slow and do it in your garage maybe....
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dealership and places charge you by the hrs of labor listed
if a job takes 5 hrs avg while they finish in 3 - they're getting paid for 5

it sucks but its true
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      03-31-2009, 12:41 AM   #17
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Isn't it under warranty for like 15k/1year?
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its under warranty by dealer's discretion.. my friend got his replaced by the dealer. maybe this is something that makes Steptronic E90s "cheaper" to maintain? although steps fail more often
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Isn't it under warranty for like 15k/1year?
mayeb but i was told that it was cover 4 yrs / 50k
but it wouldnt matter since i will hit the mark soon
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my car is a DD for me ive put down 40k in less then 2 years and i've notice that my clutch is gradually getting worst. i think it can last me another 40k miles but by that time i will have no coverage and its probably going to be year 2010 =X
Thats interesting unless you are beating it or there is a defect the clutch should just barely be broken in at 40k

Im on my second clutch in my e46 (first one was defectively replaced under warranty at 30k) and that clutch is just barely starting to slip now and it has over 153k on it.

If its slipping now take it in while you are under warranty.

As for the person who said 2500 for a new clutch that is WAY high. A good independent will install a new clutch for 500-700. If you go to circle BMW or a few others for the clutch you are talking 400-500.
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Thats interesting unless you are beating it or there is a defect the clutch should just barely be broken in at 40k

Im on my second clutch in my e46 (first one was defectively replaced under warranty at 30k) and that clutch is just barely starting to slip now and it has over 153k on it.

If its slipping now take it in while you are under warranty.

As for the person who said 2500 for a new clutch that is WAY high. A good independent will install a new clutch for 500-700. If you go to circle BMW or a few others for the clutch you are talking 400-500.
the clutch isnt slipping yet but it doesnt grab as well as it did when i first had the car. i admit - i do rip it from time to time but who hasn't
that why i feel that it may last me another 40 k before i have to change it but who knows
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Don't take it to the dealership... They will corn-hole you to death.
Take it to an independent shop in your area.
Clutch replacement is a relatively easy job (esp on rear-wheel-drive cars), so any competent mechanic should be able to do it.
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