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Re: Clutch Replacement - doing it yourself??? (archive)

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Posted by cek2 on April 27, 2000 at 09:40:31:

In Reply to: Clutch Replacement - doing it yourself??? posted by Steven on April 27, 2000 at 08:52:02:

A pilot bearing removal tool is also required (bavauto sells them). While you are in there...
1. replace transmission input seal
2. replace crankshaft seal
3. replace guibo
4. replace transmission mounts
5. install Ron Stygar short shifter(the cost will be invisible to the significant other)

The flywheel resurfacing is a debatable topic. Some folks swear it should be done. My experience includes a visit to a reputable machinist with my flywheel in hand. He put it on a lathe, slowly spun it and measured the symmetry with a measuring device. The flywheel was well within tolerances. His opinion was that if he turned the flywheel enough to remove the 'hotspots' the surface would be abrasive enough to wear the flywheel side of the clutch prematurely during break in. The return of hotspots is inevitable. Get a second opinion. regards
92 325is
94 525it

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