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Old 10-07-2014, 06:53 PM
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Default R56 clutch/flywheel replacement questions.

Been having clutch issues for about a year now with slipping in 4th and 5th if I am driving aggressively, clutch release is very high and just generally feels like shit starting in 1st. Not sure if its just the clutch or the flywheel or a combo of both. From what I read on DMF failures, sounds like that is part of my issue. Digression aside, everything between the block and bell housing is getting replaced.

My question is, has anyone else here replaced the clutch in an R56? And do you have any tips on making the job a little smoother. Tips that apply to general transmission/clutch work welcome as well of course.

I have read as many DIYs on the r56 as I can find and have the Bentley Manual so I am pretty confident I can do the job right. My biggest issue is that I am under the gun for time, with only 2 days (3 if I get the parts by Friday). I will be doing the job in my driveway with cinder blocks and 2 floor jacks, not exactly ideal for this type of job I know lol.

With all the tools scattered around my shed I could assemble 3 very well stocked stand up tool boxes, but I don't have many specialty type tools. (Have the usual mess of sockets, pliers, wrenches, screwdrivers and home diy tools, and some pullers)


List of Parts I have ordered are:
Clutch kit w/ beaing, clutch fork, pivot pin
Dual Mass Flywheel
Flywheel bolts
bearing guide tube
Thinking of picking up a rear main seal just in case
Amsoil Gear oil

If there is anything else I should get/replace while im in there let me know. Additionally if there are any specific tools that will make the job easier I would greatly appreciate the info.

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 10-14-2014, 04:28 AM
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I never want to do a FWD clutch job again. It is a PITA and I wish I could offer some advice. Good Luck.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:59 AM
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Inverted Torx sockets for the pressure plate bolts.
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