Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Sugar Land, TX, USA
I "wetted" my dry clutch at 36,000 miles on my 2000 LT. Covered by warranty. No other clutch problem for the next 100,000 miles, at which point I sold it and haven't heard from the new owner.
My 2006 now has 20,000 miles. No problems other than all my exhaust valves have the smallest shims that BMW makes, so I hope the clearances don't tighten up! Be sure to have your clearances checked at 12,000 miles for the 2006's as one of my exhaust valves had 1/2 of the minimum clearance! It took the smallest bucket available to get within spec.
With all the problems I had on my 2000, I am glad I got the extended warranty. Make sure you get one that covers the problems we see here such as clutch, transmission, final drive, throttle cables, ABS, radio, etc. However my 2006 has been so trouble free (maybe the kinks have been engineered out?) so I may not get the extended warranty on this one. I'll see how I feel at 35,000 miles.