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Old 17th December 2009, 23:06   #1
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My Clutch just died !!

I was looking forward to going home on holiday tomorrow but on my way back from the petrol station a few hours ago the clutch packed in !! As i was going up a hill i tried to come out of second gear and it was stuck so i pulled over and let the car stall turned off the engine and started it again when trying to engage the clutch peddle there is only a small amount of resistance and no clutch action !!

Its now at a local garage and will get a verdict in the morning totally gutted !!!!

Has anyone experienced this fault??
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Old 17th December 2009, 23:56   #2
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I had something similar happen to me on my Honda S2000 and it was the clutch master cylinder. It was a pretty easy fix on the Honda, but not sure about the M5. It's a lot tighter in the engine bay.
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Old 18th December 2009, 00:02   #3
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Sounds like you have either a broken clutch slave cylinder(usually they die before the master cylinders) or some broken springs on the pressure plate of the clutch.Mechanic should pull out slave first and see if it is leaking(2 nuts 13mm wrench on gearbox).
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Yeah been looking at the make up of the clutch hydraulics it sounds like thats the problem!! i just hope they get the parts and can do the job quickly as i have 620 miles in blizzard conditions to drive and i dont fancy it in a mitsubishi colt
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Yeah been looking at the make up of the clutch hydraulics it sounds like thats the problem!! i just hope they get the parts and can do the job quickly as i have 620 miles in blizzard conditions to drive and i dont fancy it in a mitsubishi colt
FWD with skinny tires and light weight is probably not so bad compared to a 4000 lb RWD sedan with 275 width rear tires. Granted, the M5 has DSC but eh
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Id still prefer to go up in my own car rather than some loaner !!
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Yep, happened to me too.
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Old 18th December 2009, 13:58   #8
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Car wont be fixed till tomorow better than nothing i guess the garage reckon the clutch has gone and will cost 600+vat oh well better it happened before and not during my journey and stranding me in the freezing snow !!
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Ive been told the clutch has failed and the flywheel has a small amount of play the garage has quoted me 1000 to replace the flywheel i told them to just replace the clutch. Does anyone know much about how long the flywheel usually lasts i thought they were lifetime components?? ive only got 119000 miles on the clock hardly run in really. Im starting to consider another choice of motor.
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1000quid for the flywheel??Dual-Mass Flywheel BMW M5 E39 on eBay (end time 12-Jan-10 21:00:10 GMT)
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Flywheels also wear like everything else and sorry,at almost 120k,your car has seen quite alot,so don't be surprised if there is stuff to change!
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