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I found a junkyard transmission to swap out with the one in my car that has the shot bearings.  Since the conversion to a 5 speed was done before I bought my car, I have a clutch question.  I want to go ahead and replace the clutch, pressure plate, etc. while we have it all apart.


The question is do I buy a clutch kit for a 1976 2002 or do I buy a clutch kit for a 1982 320i since that is where the transmission came from.

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No, for the later (215) flywheel, buy the 320 parts.  

Because it's the same engine, the same

flywheel, and the same transmission that the 320 had. 

(ok, the guts of the engine changed, but it's butt didn't)

You MIGHT run into a pilot bearing problem-

late 2002's sometimes had a small needle bearing

instead of a ball bearing, but that will be it.  

And buy a new slave cylinder while you're at it- you do NOT

want to have to mess with that thing once it's in there!


Now if you use the early 228 mm flywheel, 

THEN you get to mix and match.  

But there's no reason to- the 215's 

just fine, even in the 160 hp race car.



"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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