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for future lightweight flywheel users...(more) (archive)

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Posted by alex on January 31, 2001 at 20:47:51:

a guy on the e36 3-series board just installed a lightweight flywheel and is having trouble. i decided to write this little thing informing people on what to do when getting a lightweight flywheel so no one is left with a funny driving car and paying extra money to fix it.

1) go spend the %15 and get the release fork for the e34 535i. this part keeps the clutch engagement point the same. call up fred at active
autowerke for a part number.

2) go spend the extra $20-30 for the e30 m3 flywheel bolts. stock e36 m3 flywheel bolts are too long and the 30mm bolts that comes with the
aa flywheel are too short. this is korman autoworks' opinion. they build winning race cars for other tuners, including turner motorsport. have that
extra margin of safety because the flywheel, afterall, is connected to your crankshaft.

3) go spend the extra $15 for 2 quarts of redline d4 atf and however much it costs to get your stock tranny fluid replaced with that. a lightweight
flywheel will put more stress on your clutch, so a better fluid is recommended. stock fluid will also hold up fine, but if you are spending this much,
go the extra mile.

4) labor should be between 4-6 hours depending on skill of the mechanic. do not pay more than 6 hours or $400 for the install. talk them down
or go somewhere else.

if anyone has anymore questions, email me.


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