BMW 525 Clutch

bmw
clutches
525

#1

Does anyone know if it is possible to put a “clutch disk” in backwards and still operate the vehicle for some time?


#2

No, certainly not with standard clutches, the driven plate damper spring mounting plate would just sit against the flywheel and I doubt you would be able to fit the pressure plate. Even if you could it just wouldn’t work at all.

The one reservation I might have is for a Sachs performance kit, they don’t have damper springs, but the drive splines offsets are different and I believe they will only fit one way. I’ve never personally tried fitting one backwards, I usually read and comply with the wording “FLYWHEEL SIDE ONLY” on the driven plate.


#3

Excellent thank you - that is a big help! Weird eh!
Anyone else?


#4

What exactly is the problem with the new clutch ?

  • and what year 525 ?

#5

My friend is from Thailand - very good conscientious mechanic has his own shop - but does not speak English well. He fixed a guys clutch - the guy admits to “I drive the car hard…” boy racer type - why he has a 5 spd vs auto trans. Also trans on this car had a bad bearing. He got a lawyer and they claim my friend put the clutch plate in backwards. Everyone I talked to says what you say - can’t be done - at least without knowing right away!


#6

So are they saying the clutch was removed and was found installed backwards ?

Or is this just supposition on their part ?

  • and what actually happened for the clutch to attract all this attention ? Did it just fail ?