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post #1 of 7 Old Mar 4th, 2014, 2:37 pm Thread Starter
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Which clutch parts to replace

As you may know, I'm into my clutch again. I have removed the clutch plate, but not removed the clutch housing from the shaft. The main seal and O-ring were replaced last time.
I'll be ordering a new spring plate and the bolts/washers to put the clutch back together. My question is: whether or not to pull the housing and replace the O-ring again (not leaking), as well as the nut and compression ring. I understand both sides of the argument - 1) if it ain't broke...2) if you're in there anyway...
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post #2 of 7 Old Mar 4th, 2014, 3:03 pm
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Why NOT replace the O-ring, compression ring & nut? Easy and cheap... As you know there is a list of "mandatory" changes in the manual. Why and with what better knowledge not ro comply with that? They are not expensive parts so why waste energy in wondering...

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All true. Would only have to comply with the mandatory replacement parts if I remove them. Haven't so far, so wouldn't necessarily be required. All hinges on the O-ring. I'm leaning hard toward replacing, but am really tired of working on this thing.
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All true. Would only have to comply with the mandatory replacement parts if I remove them. Haven't so far, so wouldn't necessarily be required. All hinges on the O-ring. I'm leaning hard toward replacing, but am really tired of working on this thing.
If you used a Viton O-ring last time, leave it alone. If not, I would get a Viton one and replace it.

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+1 on what David says. I believe in leave it a lone if you can but Viton is worth the new nut.

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Done deal. Ordered everything today.
Thanks everyone

Oh, wanted to add. Talked to RideWest BMW, where I try to get most of what I need. I had noticed that current micro fiche states that the original O-ring has been superseded by another piece. I'm told that all current O-rings sold are Viton. Can anyone verify that?

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I do see it has been superseded but no way to tell on the material. Better safe than sorry. I would go for a known one.

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