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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 02-17-2009, 04:25 PM   #1
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325 UUC flywheel/M5 clutch upgrade

I thought I was doing good babying the clutch on my 01 325 went it decided to let loose today. The few weeks or more I thought I had to pick out a new clutch turned into an immediate must.

I narrowed my choices to the JB LWFW/Clutchmasters FX100 or the UUC stage 2/ M5 or organic.. After a discussion with the ever so helpful Rob from UUC I reluctantly handed over those credit digits.

So now I have the stage 2 aluminum UUC LWFW and the M5 sach unit on the way, as well as their stainless clutch line. I hope this was a good choice as my car is a daily driver that the only upgrades will be an opened exhaust and intake other than these mods.

Rob is sending me the appropriately weighted oils to relieve the gear chatter and I am picking up a new pivot pin from the local stealership. Is there anything else I am missing? I know when I get inside there and have a look I may need a few little pieces.

What fluid is recommended for my clutch line?

Oh yeah car has low miles (40K) and 'No' I wasn't the clutch killer.. I just stole it..

(edit) exhaust gaskets----2

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Old 02-17-2009, 07:01 PM   #2
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The gears don't chatter. Are you talking about about clutch/flywheel chatter?
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Old 02-17-2009, 09:38 PM   #3
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indeed sir... i also put went instead of when.. haha..
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Old 02-18-2009, 06:50 AM   #4
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Actually, there's a big writeup on UUC's page that correctly calls it "gear rattle".

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The gears don't chatter. Are you talking about about clutch/flywheel chatter?
I'd also do the spring, consider a new fork, and the pilot bearing. While you're there, it's the best time in the world to do your rear main seal.

Your clutch line shares a reservoir with your brakes. Use the same fluid. Good time to bleed your brakes, too.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:04 PM   #5
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Tanks.. Aggie..

I'm not planning on touching the rear main seal unless it's weeping.. With 40K on it I'm hoping it will hold out till next clutch if I still have the car.

My pilot bearing is the same regardless of my clutch/flywheel setup, correct? I will try the greasepack removal method.

I was planning on doing the brakes at the same time. I have new pads and was kinda on the fence on the rotors/lines. I think they can hold for another set of pads.
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Old 02-18-2009, 01:52 PM   #6
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Your 01 only has 40k on it? You're making me feel bad.
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Old 02-18-2009, 05:54 PM   #7
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Haha.. Not by my choice. I'll get some pics up soon but it was someone's play car and they were a lil' rough with it. So I gave them a 'few' dollars and am looking to make a nice little street tracker out of it. I am excited to feel the difference of the flywheel and the sprung clutch. Then it's time to mod the airbox, build a exhaust, get it sitting low and riding tight.

I should have the car apart this weekend, clutch in monday, and an initial review next week.

I need to get to the stealership..... pivot pin, 2 exhaust gaskets, pilot bearing, and maybe the shift fork...

Almost forgot I plan on removing the clutch delay valve is there any downsides to this somewhat normal mod?
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:11 PM   #8
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OK.. So I should be on here today talking about my new clutch but alas I am without. Seems after Rob reassured me that my order would ship out day of, only half of it did. I can understand a day or 2 delay with drop shipping a product you personally don't have in hand but you should let your customer know. After numerous calls today I finally received tracking numbers so I could figure out wtf was up. Well great to know that yes 1/2 my order shipped day of, the other half didn't ship for another 3 days when I had received the rest of my order already. So here I am with 1/2 the parts to install. TY UUC you may have great parts but your customer service and sales are not up to par.

Do your customers a favor and inform them of the situation. I did enjoy the call back from shipping about receiving my parts after I had left a message, but then to say yeah I'll call you back with tracking and not hear anything. Then the next day say, oh well call tomorrow for tracking numbers in the morning but it should be there then. NO it's not. It hasn't even left the state I ordered it from 5 days ago. If I would have known this would be an extra week to get your parts I would have maybe purchased your flywheel and got the factory M5 unit myself elsewhere, probably cheaper.

Sorry I may rave later about your parts and your technical knowledge was great. But today I'm sure ranting about your inability to be upfront with your customers to get an immediate sale.
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