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      09-02-2014, 03:33 AM   #1
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Just had a new clutch and flywheel fitted - typical me didn't think about the break in procedure and was never told by BMW about this either. Now I think I should be ok as in I have not launched the car or redlined and changed gear since getting it done. Although I would say that I may have changed gear above 5k revs at a few points (nothing really excessive as far as I can remember) Is this something to worry about and have I potentially affected my clutch and flywheel? I have not experienced any shattering or anything.
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You should be fine....I think as long as you avoid overheating the clutch (excessive clutch slip) in the first 100 miles or two you won't have a problem.
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You should be fine....I think as long as you avoid overheating the clutch (excessive clutch slip) in the first 100 miles or two you won't have a problem.
Ok its just I have been reading all this stuff about dont go over this rpm for 500 miles etc, kinda worries you.

I know in the manual it states to engage the clutch gently for 300 miles when you intitally break in the car, so not sure about that?
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      09-02-2014, 07:17 AM   #4
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[...] engage the clutch gently for 300 miles when you intitally break in the car, so not sure about that?
I would go with that.
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I would go with that.
The thing is I have not been doing that - well not gently.. and have probaly already covered that
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      09-02-2014, 08:35 AM   #6
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You will be fine...you are only trying to bed in the clutch friction material against the flywheel surface, a bit like when you have new brake pads - you don't go bananas for a 100 miles or so then you are good to go.
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Believe it or not, you actually WANT to slip the clutch a little more on the first few hundred miles so it deposits some of the friction material on flywheel surface. Again, it's similar to bedding in brakes.

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Isn't it to late for it to matter now? Drive it and enjoy it, don't let things you can no longer change effect your mood.
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Agree with the above. It will be fine.

Most race teams barely break in a clutch before beating the crap out of it.

Just drive it.

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      09-05-2014, 07:05 AM   #10
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Thanks guys.. im going to forget about it now and just enjoy the car.
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