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Old 01-09-2014, 12:21 PM   #1
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Question about RMS and Clutch

Hi while my engine is out im changing out a bunch of gaskets as well as my rear main seal clutch and headers. im getting a stage 1 clutch with a single mass flywheel, any ideas on how a stage 1 clutch is? Is it too stiff for Daily driving, and for the rear main seal can i just use this part number?
11141432240 which can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Reinz-11141432.../dp/B001EKXU52

Should I buy a new knock sensor while im at it? What else should I get while my motor is out? Also getting OFHG oil filter, vanos oil line, oil pan gasketm thermostat housing seal and valve cover. already transplating my old but new Waterpump and thermostat. Anything else I should add to this order?

thanks for the help guys
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Old 01-10-2014, 11:17 AM   #3
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The part number you linked to goes behind the engine cover that the crankshaft rear main seal resides in.

The crankshaft rear main seal is #5 in this diagram:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...67&hg=11&fg=10

Be very careful pressing this seal in and ensure that it seats correctly.

Since you have the engine completely out of the car it would be a convenient time to replace the crankcase ventilation system, oil pan gasket, and the plastic coolant pipe that connects to the side of the engine.

Number 7 & 8 in this diagram I believe.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...00&hg=11&fg=35
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