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PostSubject: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty11th December 2016, 22:43

Hi All,

Looking for a bit of advice. The clutch on my R53 is really, really heavy. The pedal bite point is ok, around the halfway point. I don't think there is any slippage, though it does feel a little juddery on take up. Anyone suffered with anything similar?

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty12th December 2016, 19:14

I had the same thing on my R56 JCW.

Yes the clutch and flywheel are going which lasted me a good 90,000 miles
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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty12th December 2016, 19:27

I always found the clutch on my R53 to be very heavy, but it was still going strong at 75000 miles when I traded it in.

It was particularly noticeable when going back to driving it after spending time in a second gen MINI.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty12th December 2016, 20:45

My cars covered 69K but I think the previous owner (a little old lady - honestly!/) may have been a bit hard on the clutch. Its been to Barons Hindhead for some other work and they have advised a new clutch. Just wanted a second opinion on whether this was likely or they are trying to extort more money from me. They've quoted a cool grand to do it which is a bit eyewatering.
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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty12th December 2016, 21:45

Give Will a shout at TWG one of our sponsors.

You will get a honest answer and better price than a main dealers..


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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty12th December 2016, 22:00

Thanks, I will. Where are TWG based?
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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty12th December 2016, 22:24

Balljoint wrote:
Thanks, I will. Where are TWG based?

Between Frimley and Camberley..

http://www.twgautomotive.co.uk

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PostSubject: Re: Possible clutch issues   Possible clutch issues Empty13th December 2016, 18:57

Lovely job - I see looking at their website they use genuine BMW parts which is great. They also seem to be highly regarded on this forum, certainly more so than Barons!
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