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what clutch for 1969 1602?!

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ooo- I've only had one experience with these, and it was a 200mm oddball-

my recommendation would be to pull it and measure before buying.

t

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Careful, if you have the six bolt crank the clutch and pressure plate are very different. PP has only three arms actuated by a NLA(?) throwout bearing.

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Does your 1602 have a mechanical clutch linkage?

I don't know when the 1600's changed to hydraulic clutch..

Maybe a PO changed the transmission/clutch/flywheel to a later assembly. Do you have any records of previous work?

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i don't have any history of repairs, is there any other way to find out what clutch i need other than pulling the tranny? this is my daily driver so the less time in the shop the better

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i don't have any history of repairs, is there any other way to find out what clutch i need other than pulling the tranny? this is my daily driver so the less time in the shop the better

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If you look at the clutch linkage, that will at least tell you

whether it's mechanical or hydraulic. Oh, and if it's mechanical,

you might be able to adjust it to get some more life out of the clutch.

And I might be mis- remembering the diameter. It was smaller

than 215, but might have been 210mm, not 200.

This was 10 years ago, and even then, we had to do some scrounging

to find parts to get it back together.

t

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The BMW Blue book indicates the 1602's had a 200 mm clutch.

The footnotes indicate earlier cars had a mechanical clutch - no chassis number listed when the cars changed to a hydraulic clutch.

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diameter, not the later style diaphragm pressure plate as fitted to 2002s after VIN 1665200.

Make sure your engine is the original 1600 engine (VINs begin with 15x----) and not a 2002 engine. And it's entirely possible that a PO replaced the original 1600 flywheel with one from a 2002--not likely but possible due to a more readily available pressure plate/clutch disk in the 228mm (2002) size.

cheers

mike

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...or a 215mm later one...

thus, the 'take it apart before you buy parts' advice.

t

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