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I have a problem with my frist gear ...1997 z3 ...when I drive it won't increase speed...and you can hear it choking...but if i am able to get enough speed I can switch easy to second, third, fourth, and fifth gears, with seemingly no problem...any suggestions Just happened last night

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I suspect bad clutch disc. See picture below:

Sachs Clutch Disc; 1996 BMW Z3; 1997-1998 BMW Z3, ...

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  • Publisher: Sachs
  • Product Group: Automotive Parts and Accessories
  • Manufacturer: Sachs
  • Binding: Automotive
  • Brand: Sachs
  • Package Dimensions:
    • Dimensions: 980L x 950W x 210H
    • Weight: 180
  • Model Number: W0133-1609464-SAC

  • Price: around $90.

    Also verify all clutch kit when remove the gearbox out from the car. Replace if necessary the clutch kit of the car.

    Sachs clutch kit - Part # W0133-1599479

    This self-adjusting clutch includes a shipping plate which must not be removed prior to installation. If this plate is removed prematurely, the clutch will self-adjust and become unusable. Removing or tampering with this plate prior to installation will VOID THE WARRANTY! Installation requires a re-usable two piece tool, which must be purchased seperately. Proper tool required for installation of this kit is CT 1011.
    Price: around $320.

    Posted on Dec 29, 2010


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