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post #1 of 9 Old 23rd November 2015, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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Question e39 M5 Clutch replacement

Does anyone have feedback on a Sachs Clutch Supersert vs OEM?
My 2000 has 185k and is not a daily driver.

Goal is to keep in pristine condition...

Per the folks at Gripforce this is a take out and replace part no issues...

Any feedback appreciated!
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post #2 of 9 Old 29th February 2016, 06:42 AM
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Don't know what brand name BMW of South Atlanta sells but it looks like they will sell you what ever BMW recommends for about $885 including all clutch components and dual mass flywheel. Don't know how much the the Sachs set up is but Sachs is supposed to be a better German OEM supplier company.

2000 BMW 5 Series (E12,E28,E34,E39,E60,E61) M5 Sedan Clutch

There's Turner Motorsport review but I am under the impression they're trying to sell you something.

From NightKrawler July 19, 2013 (Pg 4 I think on this Forum and he states he's the M5 Guru)
being the clutch isn't really a quick easy thing to change why take a chance. the clutch i got from south bend is 100% sachs parts, pressure plate, disc, and t.o. bearing. (So I guess Sachs is the supplier of clutches to BMW in Germany)

From MDA185 @ Bimmerfest
I have performed several clutch replacements on my bimmers over the years. This is not a job for most beginners unless you are motivated, have some good manual skills, and are willing to take your time and be meticulous until you have it all figured out. The procedure is 90% the same as for the 328i E36 and there should be many threads and write ups on the internet for that car. The Pelican Parts web site should also have a good write up for an E36 clutch job. I am guessing that because of your age and where you live, your only option is to take this to a shop for the work. Doing this job on a cold driveway in winter is not much fun. If you have access to a garage and a lift, this becomes much easier.

You don't say how many miles are on your car. I do not recommend re-using the flywheel on any car over 100K miles especially if it has been slipping a lot. When the clutch slips, it messes up the friction surface on the flywheel. You may get away with reusing the flywheel but if it fails after 5-10 thousand miles, you will have to pay for all of that labor again to replace it. That happened to me the one time I reused a dual mass flywheel with high mileage on it. I just purchased an 03 530i with a manual from an owner who did the same thing. He replaced the clutch at 110K miles but kept the flywheel. Guess what is failing a year later at 124K miles?

I am a big fan of the UUC single mass flywheel kit that includes an M5 Sachs clutch and pressure plate. It is much better than our stock set up while still being very easy to drive with on the street. By that, I mean it has very progressive clutch action and easy to engage unlike most high performance clutches. It costs a little more than OEM dual mass flywheel and Sachs clutch or the LUK alternative.

if you've got a welder handy I thought this was an interesting tool in case you're a do it yourselfer
Sachs Clutch Review - PureLocal

So, Hope this helps and from what I've looked at Sachs is the supplier of clutches to BMW. Hope this helps, happy reading and research
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I recently had to replace my clutch and after asking around several shops I trust, that work on every variation of street and track BMW, the unanimous conclusion was to go with stock OEM clutch.

I'd run Dinan's lightned flywheel/clutch for quite a while, and it was very nice until the flywheel was ruined by a UUC clutch with a weak spring. I got some credit at UUC for that, went with their V12 clutch kit (shipped 64gr out of balance!) and while it grabbed fine it was always noisy, and then after 20-30k miles a flywheel pin failed, ejected itself, and cracked the case of my transmission. So after taking it in the rear for $7k to replace my transmission I would certainly stay the hell away from anything made by UUC.

I went back to stock, and it's just great. In fact my M5 is so much quieter now, even at freeway speeds! I had no idea the UUC made noise apart from idle, but it did. Apparently a lot. My exhaust tone even sounds different, lol.

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My PO replaced the stock clutch near 100k with a LUK clutch and dual mass flywheel I believe. I haven't launched it, but spirited shifting has shown this clutch has very good grip. Haven't driven a stock clutch for comparison though..
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I recently had to replace my clutch and after asking around several shops I trust, that work on every variation of street and track BMW, the unanimous conclusion was to go with stock OEM clutch.

I'd run Dinan's lightned flywheel/clutch for quite a while, and it was very nice until the flywheel was ruined by a UUC clutch with a weak spring. I got some credit at UUC for that, went with their V12 clutch kit (shipped 64gr out of balance!) and while it grabbed fine it was always noisy, and then after 20-30k miles a flywheel pin failed, ejected itself, and cracked the case of my transmission. So after taking it in the rear for $7k to replace my transmission I would certainly stay the hell away from anything made by UUC.

I went back to stock, and it's just great. In fact my M5 is so much quieter now, even at freeway speeds! I had no idea the UUC made noise apart from idle, but it did. Apparently a lot. My exhaust tone even sounds different, lol.
UUC is a horror story on clutches. Made that mistake on my 540i Msport. UUC clothes never again.

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sachs clutches in general are cheaper oem quality. not high performance but not bad quality either
i've used them numerous times in the past and have never had complaints
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I just had my clutch and flywheel replaced. I went with OEM because the other options didn't really make sense unless you go more power.
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Hoy together,

Do anybody have experience with VAC motorsport?

I would like to have this:
https://store.vacmotorsports.com/mob...-v8-p1085.aspx

lightweight flywheel is must have and central bearing Tiltion would be so porn

So, if you have a feedback, please share with me.

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