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Old 02-04-2015, 09:51 PM   #1
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059-3BC clutch actuator

Hey guys first post on this forum and its a problem.

first I'd like to say hello. I drive a 2003 Carbon Black m3

I've had the car for a year now, never a problem, until about a week ago.

I noticed that the car would shutter more at a go, meaning if I was at a red light and the light went green, I would give it gas and the car would jerk like it was bogging out between idle-1200 rpm. I took it to my mechanic and he told me that there was clearly something wrong with the trans(SMG) at idle it sounded like two metal plates were grinding together from under the car. The car would shift fine, I strongly doubt it is a problem with the smg pump. the car never fell out of gear, or skipped gears, even with the car stuttering as it was. However, sure enough the next day, the car died at idle and now thinks its in gear. The display says 0 for neutral, however BMW diagnosed it as 059-3BC clutch actuator.

My mechanic said that when the car stalled out, he smelled burnt clutch. The guys at BMW say that their guess is that something happened with the flywheel. However I'm pulling it from the BMW dealer to take it to an indy shop to save LOTS of money.

Any ideas?!?! possibly a clutch fork. Ive looked all over countless forums and Google and cant seem to find anything

80k on the clock original clutch

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Old 02-05-2015, 12:59 PM   #2
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That not a lot of miles, but something could be wrong with your clutch system (no the clutch itself). Your clutch probably has enough material to go another 80k, but sounds like something else is wrong - too hard to speculate for me though. Flywheel should be good for over 200k. Just have to have it taken apart to see what has failed I think. Glad you got it to an indy - hopefully the indy is well qualified.
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