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Old 10-28-2015, 08:18 PM   #1
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Changing clutch. What else should I replace, too?

The clutch is slipping pretty bad in my 325i so I ordered a clutch kit. Is there anything else I should replace while I've got it apart? Car has 200k miles.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:10 PM   #2
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Extra cost, but you should consider the DMFW, and since the gearbox has to come out, maybe look at refreshing the gear selector linkages etc. Have the rear oil seal on the engine inspected for leaks. These are all things (not sure if there is anything else that couls be done) worth doing/checking with the gearbox out.
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Old 10-28-2015, 09:24 PM   #3
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Get a new clutch pivot pin.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:02 AM   #4
Zero. Leaks.
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+1 on the rear engine seal
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Old 10-29-2015, 09:17 AM   #5
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Pilot bearing needs to be replaced. You'll need new bolts for the flywheel if you pull it. Make sure you buy the new flywheel bolts from the dealer or a reputable vendor. These bolts HAVE to be a specific grade of bolt. Installing inferior or used bolts can result in a catastrophic failure.
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Old 11-03-2015, 11:38 PM   #6
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Driveshaft flex disc and center bearing
Transmission mounts
Exhaust flange bolts

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Old 11-03-2015, 11:59 PM   #7
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+2 on the Rear main seal, it is way easier and less risky to buy the seal installed in the bracket. At 200K, I wouldn't take a chance on it even if it isn't leaking.
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