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Old 05-19-2015, 09:48 PM   #1
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2005 325i Transmission Rattle

In December, I replaced my clutch kit with a SPEC Stage 1 clutch and flywheel which included a new throwout bearing. About 2 months after the install, I started to get a rattle at idle but when I pressed the clutch in, the noise went away. Now that it's warmer here, I am using the A/C more often and it is much louder now. I have taken a video to show and hope someone can confirm what it might be. Here are the parts that were installed on my 5 speed.

SPEC SB07A Aluminum Flywheel
SPEC SB071 Clutch Kit
BMW OEM Pilot Bearing / Spring / Retainer / Bolts


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Old 05-20-2015, 08:54 PM   #2
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Old 05-20-2015, 09:22 PM   #3
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Did you search on this forum first? I swear I have seen more than one thread on clutch lever/throwout bearing rattle on aftermarket clutches.

EDIT: I just Googled "clutch rattle e46fanatics" and found these.
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=788746
http://e46fanatics.com/forum/showthread.php?t=811887
http://www.e46fanatics.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=696419
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