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Old 02-11-2017, 10:29 PM   #1
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Clutch Replacement

I own a 2005 330i with a 6 speed manual transmission. The clutch is slipping and I will be replacing it. Should I plan on replacing the flywheel? Should i stay with a dual-mass or convert to a lightweight single?
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Old 02-12-2017, 09:24 AM   #2
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This is in the wrong section, but I'd like to know the answer myself as I may have a leaking rear main seal and should replace the clutch during the repair. From my research, the lightweight flywheel creates a lot of chatter that doesn't seem worth-it to people that daily drive their cars. Not sure if the flywheel is an item that wears out and should be replaced.
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Old 02-12-2017, 04:51 PM   #3
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Unfortunately there are very few options for the 6-speed non-m e46's. There's essentially 2 options: stock dual mass flywheel and stock clutch, or a very light weight aluminum flywheel from JB or UUC that will chatter. On the 5 speeds there was not much if any chatter, but on the 6 speeds it's almost guaranteed. If you're not racing, stick to stock.
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Old 02-13-2017, 10:38 PM   #4
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Sorry this was in the wrong section - but thank you for the information on the flywheel. I've read info that says that the chatter in a lightweight flywheel isn't that bad. Just planning on replacing the original since the tranny will be apart.
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Old 02-16-2017, 11:46 PM   #5
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It's not that bad on 5-speeds. I had one in my 325CI and it made no noise. On the 6-speeds it's quite audible.
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