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E39 M5 clutch & flywheel - too good to be true?

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It's been at least a week since we had a thread on this, right? :D

 

So I'm looking to replace the clutch and flywheel on the M5 and there seems to be such a variety of prices and options it's making my head hurt!

 

From what I understand, the OEM BMW and Sachs units are all made by LUK, which seem to be available from a variety of sources. Good ol' eBay has the following, which seems about right price-wise from what I've seen:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUK-DUAL-MASS-DMF-FLYWHEEL-AND-SACHS-CLUTCH-KIT-FOR-BMW-M5-E39-4-9/371879306526 

 

...but there's also this listed, for over 300 quid less from an eBay store claiming to be Euro Car Parts:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Fits-BMW-5-Series-E39-Z8-Dual-Mass-Flywheel-3PC-Clutch-Kit-With-Bearing/292420000034?fits=Cars+Type%3AM5|Plat_Gen%3AE39&hash=item4415971922:g:NQoAAOSwgcVbBmMq:rk:4:pf:0

 

Trouble is, if you go to the ECP website the combined cost of clutch + flywheel is over £1k (or about 900 quid on CP4L), so the second link above looks too good to be true, despite claiming to be LUK components...

 

Before I make a potentially expensive mistake, has anyone purchased either of the above recently, or can recommend somewhere to source the parts without unnecessarily inflated prices? I seem to remember there being some available via Amazon at some point, but I can't find the link now.

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I bought my clutch kit from CP4L (part of ECP) for a decent price 4 yrs ago without incident though I know others have experienced occasional issues with them.

 

The CP4L price in your link does look good. 

 

The LUK flywheel part number quoted on the eBay link indicates the correct part. Here's the LUK catalogue reference for the DMF:-

https://webcat.schaeffler.com/web/schaeffler/en_GB/PKW/16/1449/10300/6/415 0110 10_577/applicationSearch.xhtml?result=1539981722783&csc=1

 

Sachs clutch kit part number also looks good. Put your vehicle data into the Sachs web catalogue for confirmation:-

https://webcat.zf.com/?SPR=4

 

I also remember someone getting a stonking deal on a DMF via Amazon a year or two ago but definitely not available now.

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Thanks - that's really helpful. I'm still a little wary on the price but there's only one way to find out if it's legit! :lol:

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Have a look on amazon for sure. Clutch/DMF prices have shot up recently, they used to be circa £500 for the lot, now its £800 +. I managed to get a DMF for £300 off amazon a few months back but stock was very limited.

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On 03/11/2018 at 17:11, robsey29 said:

Did you order this in the end and was it the correct kit?

Sorry - no, I've not got round to it yet. Race car needed parts :D 

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Just to update this - I ordered the eBay kit and it's turned up in a CarParts4Less box, delivered from a Euro Car Parts warehouse (CP4L are part of ECP).

 

I'll update again when it's all together and running (once the car has finished being welded together!).

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Sorry, sorry - yes, garage has it all back together and have confirmed it is genuine Sachs clutch and Luk flywheel :) 

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I'm selling the M5 so I will have no longer have need for the Luk dual mass and Luk clutch purchased last year.

Luk 415011010 Dual mass flywheel £309

Luk  clutch kit £136

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Hakon said:

I'm selling the M5 so I will have no longer have need for the Luk dual mass and Luk clutch purchased last year.

Luk 415011010 Dual mass flywheel £309

Luk  clutch kit £136

 

 

 

How much you asking for just the flywheel?

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11 minutes ago, Hakon said:

I'll take what I bought it for, £309

Any good ?

 

 

Will give it a miss can get it online for the same cost but thanks anyway.

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Autodoc Flywheel - £600

Ecp/carparts4less - £707/£711

 

Autodoc Clutch kit - £127

Ecp/carparts4less - £240

 

Autodoc seem to beat Ecp and gsf at the moment. 

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Tread carefully with autodoc. Ordered parts from them recently and as long as they actually have parts in stock, all is well.

When they don't, regardless of what will be shown on your screen, be prepared to wait.....

Efficiency and customer service in my experience is not their strong point.

 

They've gotten a hell of a lot of bad reviews on line. It can be a bit of a lottery with them... :ph34r:

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LUK Clutch kit from GSF (code VIP60) from £604.19 down to £241.68

 

Hope that helps anyone. I’ll check back again on payday and see if it’s still available. 

 

Any links to a similarly priced flywheel? 

 

Cheers

NF aka Deepan

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21 hours ago, benedwards64 said:

Bargain.

 

Quick update on mine - all seems well after ~1000 miles :)

 

Did you make any changes to your flywheel at all? 

 

Standard dual mass / lightened dual mass / lightened single mass? 

 

Can the OEM flywheel be machined (on a lathe/similar) to lighten it, or would one have to buy a whole new unit? 

 

Cheers.

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Nope, standard DMF. It's a road car, and my daily, so I have no reason to fuck about with it. Besides, I have a lightweight flywheel and 6-paddle clutch on my sprint car which is a bloody nightmare at low speed!

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5 hours ago, benedwards64 said:

Nope, standard DMF. It's a road car, and my daily, so I have no reason to fuck about with it. Besides, I have a lightweight flywheel and 6-paddle clutch on my sprint car which is a bloody nightmare at low speed!

 

If anyone's interested in a Sachs Clutch and Flywheel for an E39 M5 - use code VIP60 @ GSF Car Parts. Total comes to £360.08

 

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On 30/05/2019 at 14:55, NuckingFuts said:

 

If anyone's interested in a Sachs Clutch and Flywheel for an E39 M5 - use code VIP60 @ GSF Car Parts. Total comes to £360.08

 

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Just tried that it’s coming out at £495 with vip60

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On 04/06/2019 at 21:50, robsey29 said:

Just tried that it’s coming out at £495 with vip60

 

Paid £338.40. 

 

*However* this clutch is 240mm and has 23 teeth. Searching the part number, it's a VW clutch, and the E39 M5 Clutch (from a cursory google search) has 10 teeth, so i'm not 100% sure that this is compatible. 

 

Can anyone else confirm the specs of a clutch that actually fits? 

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