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Old 09-21-2009, 09:37 PM   #1
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Best clutch for the price !

Any suggestions on what clutch is best for the price for 97 328is and also good place to get it installed ?
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Old 09-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
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are sachs clutchs any good ?
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Old 09-21-2009, 10:40 PM   #3
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sachs is oem
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Old 09-22-2009, 12:08 AM   #4
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yeah get sachs OEM, on ebay for under 200$ last time i checked.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:20 PM   #5
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any suggestions where to get it installed
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Old 09-22-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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RMP quoted me a good price.
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Old 09-23-2009, 05:23 PM   #7
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how much was the quoted price ?
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Old 09-23-2009, 11:25 PM   #8
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I second that, how much did rocco quote you? Book says it's a 12 hr job but a good tech can do it in 3 hrs.
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Old 09-24-2009, 10:59 PM   #9
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I heard LUK is better. Thats oem aswell. Its wat i picked up and installed it my self. PM me if you want it installed. I can do it at my shop for a good price.
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Old 09-25-2009, 01:41 PM   #10
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I realize this is more "best price for clutch" than "best clutch for price" but
my clutch just gave out so I've been calling around. I thought I share my findings.

Installed (parts & labour)
RPM: $700 installed
BimmerSport: $680 installed
BMW Durham: $820
Auto Evolution: waiting for a call back

Parts only
RPM: $400
BimmerSport: $420
BMW Durham: $540
Auto Evolution: waiting for a call back (will edit with update soon)
Partsource: started @ $630 for a Semco but came down to $520 when I told them they were more expensive then the dealer.
Warden Automotive: $826 (also a Semco) but offered a re-manufactured option @ $359

So there you go.

Last edited by hockeyfan27; 09-25-2009 at 02:37 PM. Reason: BMW Durham changed their mind on the installed price
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Old 09-25-2009, 02:12 PM   #11
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Clutchnet has 20% off for the month of september.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:07 AM   #12
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quick update:

Autobahn East Parts and labor - $645.00 using OEM Clutch.
If customer provides their own parts the labor is $250.00

Unfortunately for me I received that quote shortly after I had my car towed to BMW Durham.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:29 AM   #13
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why would you go to bmw durham if both bimmersport and RMP are cheaper?
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Old 10-05-2009, 11:27 AM   #14
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Ha ha, I look like a fool! I should explain...

I ended up at the dealer because they are 11km from my house. I was meaning to get a CAA membership but kept putting it off...then *boom* went my clutch, so I got CAA. After the first 48 hours your 'basic benefits' kick in which is a 10 km tow.

The cost of towing the car to RPM from my house in Pickering made the total more expensive then the dealer. Bimmersport is further again and I couldn't wait the 7 days until my 'CAA plus benefits' = 200km tow, kicked in.

My experience at the dealer was surprisingly good.

BMW drops the price on the part down to $310 if you have them do the labour. So, the bare bones clutch job ends up being $686. If you call the service dept. they will quote you $820 for the clutch 'value pack'. which included some additional bearing you may or may not need.

I did not need the additional bearing but did require a few exhaust bolts and such, so my total was $686 for the clutch and an extra $60 in misc parts.

If my CAA was in full effect and I didn't desperately need my car that week, my business would have gone to support one of the shops that advertises here.
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