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Clutch Slave Weep hole

I need some pictures of weep hole showing where on the flange and possibley denoting what size drill bit to use.

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post #2 of 13 Old May 16th, 2007, 2:44 pm
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1/8th in. 1/2 in. into the flange
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I just posted in the Files/technical documents area a .pdf that somebody created showing the procedure.
I have the special tools (long drill,socket and allen wrench) that you can borrow.

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So what is the prevailing opinion on your run of the mill 04 with 25k on the clock. To drill or not to drill. What's that link again to the easy does it method?

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So what is the prevailing opinion on your run of the mill 04 with 25k on the clock. To drill or not to drill. What's that link again to the easy does it method?
If you are capable of doing it yourself, I would do it. There is no cost other than making the special tools (maybe you can borrow some) and the benefit is that you could save being stuck on the side of the road and save paying for a $2,000 repair. It's just insurance, but the failure rate is pretty high, so I consider it to be some valuable insurance.

As far as I am concerned, you also need to drill a hole in the clutch housing.
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I am also in a quandary about doing this. I bought a used 05 and now have 25,000 miles on it. I am fairly certain the previous owner did not drill the weep hole. I have been to three of the more respected BMW shops in Texas and they all say it is not recommended or needed. With a "high failure" rate, why would the dealers not be willing to do this? After all, it would be money in their pocket to do so. If BMW knows it is a problem, why would they ignore it?
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I am fairly certain the previous owner did not drill the weep hole.
Probably not, but it is easy to find out. Just slide a mirror under the bike and look just left of where the drive shaft exits the tranny (and slightly higher). You will see the slave cylinder housing and if a hole has been drilled, it should be visible.
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What's that link again to the easy does it method?
This may be a link to the same file that Dan referenced above: http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14595
It was written by Kevin Cook, who indicated that he is making some editing changes (nothing substantial in terms of the directions) and will provide a final version when it's ready. In the meantime, many people have followed these directions with success. It is not so much an "easy does it method" as it is a very complete set of step-by-step directions with photos and line drawings so you know what you're looking at.

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I am also in a quandary about doing this. I bought a used 05 and now have 25,000 miles on it. I am fairly certain the previous owner did not drill the weep hole. I have been to three of the more respected BMW shops in Texas and they all say it is not recommended or needed. With a "high failure" rate, why would the dealers not be willing to do this? After all, it would be money in their pocket to do so. If BMW knows it is a problem, why would they ignore it?
There aren't three respected shops in Texas. Why would they want to drill a hole for 3-4 hours of labor when they can wait and hit you for 15-20 hours when the clutch fails?

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There aren't three respected shops in Texas. Why would they want to drill a hole for 3-4 hours of labor when they can wait and hit you for 15-20 hours when the clutch fails?

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That's what I was thinking and then they say "awww too bad".

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I just posted in the Files/technical documents area a .pdf that somebody created showing the procedure.
I have the special tools (long drill,socket and allen wrench) that you can borrow.

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Thanks for the info guys! I just had my slave replaced under warranty (complete clutch job last year) anyway, i asked the shop to do it (they said they would) but they didn't. So I'll try to get to it this week while I have the bike apart for some other issues I need to take care of...

Again thanks guys!!!
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There aren't three respected shops in Texas. Why would they want to drill a hole for 3-4 hours of labor when they can wait and hit you for 15-20 hours when the clutch fails?

Dan "cynical" Martin
And, if past behaviour is any indicator, there is one that when your clutch fails under warranty due to a covered part, will tell you that they don't think BMW will honor the warranty claim but will make you a good deal on paying for it, which is the easiest way to do it after all. JMTCW

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