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post #11 of 27 Old 7th June 2015, 01:45 PM
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Good grief, did yo say you just had that slave cylinder replaced?

There is a parts warranty from BMW on that, I would claim that in a heartbeat. No doubt that was the cause.
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post #12 of 27 Old 7th June 2015, 01:49 PM
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I am . I also got that code recently lucky for me I did a bleeding procedure on the smg and the code never came back. I also had a shudder in 2nd gear which happened to be the throw out bearing. I replaced the clutch with bearing and all is good.
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Thanks for the response jcolley. In order to make that claim, do you know what would i need to do? I bought the slave cylinder new last year in may, but i dont have the reciept from bmw. All i have is my credit card reciept.
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Mcc,
thanks for the respose as well as confirmation someone was reading all this jibberish.
In your opinion, should i replace my throw out bearing? It was replaced a year ago in june. I took pics of it and attached them above. I dont remember how the bearing felt when it was new, but now it has grooves that feel similar to how a brake rotor would feel that needs to be cut or replaced.
As of now, I've only ordered a new slave, plcd sensor, folk, spring clip, and ball point.
Thanks in advance for any advice/help you or anyone else can give.
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Really? Im a novice at this but are you saying to reinstall the throw out bearing backwards? If thats a dumb question, i apologize, but i really am confused
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I would install the brass pivot ball that Vincent sells at Bimmerzone. The white plastic one will not keep the original shape and wears down which changes the geometry and throw of the fork slightly. As cheap as the fork is, I'd buy new.

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I find it only wears down on one side of the inside of the sleeve so I meant to rotate it if you have to reuse it again. The bearing still needs to contact the pressure plate. Sorry for the confusion.
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I find it only wears down on one side of the inside of the sleeve so I meant to rotate it if you have to reuse it again. The bearing still needs to contact the pressure plate. Sorry for the confusion.
wow. I feel like the jackass of the year. Of course you meant rotate it 180 degrees and not flip it 180 degrees. This is why this forum is so valuable. I am doing all this clutch/transmission crap for the second time and I would've had a better chance a seeing Santa Clause tonight than seeing these repairs done by myself had it not been for m5board and all you gosh dern geniuses!!!!


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I would install the brass pivot ball that Vincent sells at Bimmerzone. The white plastic one will not keep the original shape and wears down which changes the geometry and throw of the fork slightly. As cheap as the fork is, I'd buy new.
Your absolutely right, I thought I took pics of mine, but in any case the one installed in mine was the white one and it was all crushed and when I pulled the fork off, the ball pin looked almost like a chewed up piece of Styrofoam (the kind that is used inside of shipping packages), so definitely getting the brass replacement from Vincent at bimmerzone. Thanks for the input B767capt.


I wonder if this ball pin being crushed was the root cause of the slave cylinder malfunction and everything else that has happened. Is that the most probable cause or is that highly unlikely? Because like I said before, the slave cylinder was barely a year old and was installed brand new with the new clutch/flywheel.

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