A returning customer brought in his modified 1997 BMW 318is to have a new clutch fitted.
The car has had a supercharger fitted and other modifications and the standard clutch did not cope well with the extra power and had worn out.
The customer was looking for an inexpensive replacement clutch that could handle the extra power.
We ended up fitting the flywheel and clutch from the six cylinder version of the same BMW 3 series coupe. The 6 cylinder parts are a similar weight but the clutch friction surface is significantly larger. Most importantly, these parts bolt in without any modifications.
Like with any clutch replacement, we also checked and changed other components such as the rear oil seal and spigot bearings, and lubricated all of the moving parts.
The customer reports that the car is driving as new and he can now use the extra power without the clutch slipping any more.