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      02-17-2014, 06:31 PM   #1
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Clutch Gone at 61K!

Is this a normal time for a clutch to go out? And should I replace it with the oem clutch? I just want to know if there is a clutch that lasts longer for around the same price. Thanks!
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      02-17-2014, 06:34 PM   #2
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Sure, depending on how the car was driven and how much power/tq you're putting down.

If you're stock stick with oem, if not SPEC makes great clutches.
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      02-17-2014, 06:55 PM   #3
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The 335is clutch kit from ECS tuning
Speaking of 335is, anybody know if DCTs have clutches? If so, I wonder what the cost is to replaced them, presumably if there are two clutches you would replace both disks at the same time.
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      02-17-2014, 07:06 PM   #5
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Is this a normal time for a clutch to go out? And should I replace it with the oem clutch? I just want to know if there is a clutch that lasts longer for around the same price. Thanks!
You must be peeling some serious rubber on a very regular basis to have your clutch go that quickly.
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Speaking of 335is, anybody know if DCTs have clutches? If so, I wonder what the cost is to replaced them, presumably if there are two clutches you would replace both disks at the same time.
Yes, they do. Car and Drive did an article on this with their fleet m3. It's expensive.
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      02-17-2014, 07:25 PM   #7
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The 335is clutch kit from ECS tuning
I second this!

Scuff up the DMFW with an abrasive pad if not too badly worn and put it back together and you'll be down the road for around $400 if you DIY
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      02-17-2014, 07:38 PM   #8
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would this clutch last longer? I'm running a Procede unit and Dual cone air intakes in terms of power, so I think an aftermarket clutch might be better
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      02-17-2014, 07:59 PM   #9
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I would say that's a little sooner than normal for a clutch to go. My 06' 330xi has 157k on it...still original Clutch with no signs of it going soon.
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Do to be offended but how good are you at manual? I suck and is prob kill a clutch under 10k
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would this clutch last longer? I'm running a Procede unit and Dual cone air intakes in terms of power, so I think an aftermarket clutch might be better
It's supposed to. Are you making 580 wtq?

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Dinan is maintaining this clutch in their packages putting down upwards of 580ft-lbs of torque in the F10 550i. Long story short, it can hold a ton of power.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806715
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      02-17-2014, 09:24 PM   #12
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It's supposed to. Are you making 580 wtq?



http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=806715
haha I'm not close to 580 wtq. That would be glorious
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Way too early. But you could have a defective clutch or it could be your driving style. Oh,oh. I just noticed you are in in San Francisco. The hilly terrain could be your problem, especially if you are in the city proper.
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      02-17-2014, 10:25 PM   #14
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You must be doing something seriously wrong! I had an E30 with 287k on the original clutch; they last forever if you drive normally. Even a few burnouts won't do much damage, but no, that mileage is super early. I'd just go OEM.
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      02-17-2014, 11:37 PM   #15
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if you are tuned it can happen that early easily. Stock isn't meant for a lot of power.
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I would say that's a little sooner than normal for a clutch to go. My 06' 330xi has 157k on it...still original Clutch with no signs of it going soon.
Same and I'm almost 159K.
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      02-18-2014, 01:32 AM   #18
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Even if the car is tuned, if you drive it like you are supposed to they will last a VERY long time. If you are doing lots of burnouts, or just driving like a 17 yr old, then there is your problem. There are lots and lots of people on here with tunes and aren't blowing their clutches every week.

Perhaps the person before you beat on it too? I have seen plenty of people try to do a burnout and just burn the clutch instead. No normal BMW driver, tune or not, should be replacing their clutch under 150k miles...and even then, 150k is short for a modern clutch. Hate to say it, but my advice if you are blowing a clutch at 60k miles is to sell it, buy an automatic, and stop doing whatever tricks you are doing.

My other advice is bringing it into a shop and making sure it is actually the clutch, and not something else.
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      02-18-2014, 01:36 AM   #19
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61K is an average service life for a clutch, if you granny shift I suppose you can get more
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I shifted like a madman in my 328 and the original clutch was still going strong at 79K miles. I feel like OP or someone was clutch dumping the shit out of that car. Either that or someone is riding the hell out of the clutch to burn it out that quickly.
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I shifted like a madman in my 328 and the original clutch was still going strong at 79K miles. I feel like OP or someone was clutch dumping the shit out of that car. Either that or someone is riding the hell out of the clutch to burn it out that quickly.
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      02-18-2014, 07:07 AM   #22
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I've gotten over 200,000 miles from an original clutch.

At 61K, something is wrong.
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