Date: Fri, 9 Mar 2001 06:41:49 -0800 From: "JoeBeets" <1nopsamgt; Subject: Re: "Blued" flywheel???
Whe you're feeling the roughness the clutch plate is not even touching the flywheel. A poor friction surface on the flywheel would cause a chattering clutch. Sounds like a throwout bearing (inside the trans) problem. -- :-) "Woolfie" <John_woolfnospamnopsamail.com> wrote in message news:swRp6.2573$t1.208169nopsam6-win.server.ntlworld.com... > Has anyone ever heard of a "blued" flywheel? > > My '84 900i has had an intermittent problem with the clutch, since about a > month after a new clutch & slave cylinder were fitted last year. > > Sometimes the clutch pedal feels like a rusty old gate, grinding back and > forth, but the rest of the time it's silky smooth. There are no strange > noises, just a feeling that it's grinding and throbbing through the pedal. > The clutch engages perfectly too, it's just hard to judge when the feel of > the pedal changes from one moment to the next. > > I know it's not the pedal mechanism because the roughness disappears the > moment the engine is switched off. > > The mechanic that fitted the clutch had never seen the problem before, but > said that it was unlikely to be the clutch, and that it is probably a > "blued" flywheel, with overheated areas causing the problem. The flywheel > isn't expensive, but the labour is! > > If you've read this far, then I'm very grateful !!! > > My dilemma is, the warranty expires on my clutch in 2 weeks. So is my > mechanic trying to scare me off asking him to check it out, or does it sound > like the flywheel could cause this sort of problem? > > > Thanks for thinking about it. > > John (London) > > > -----= Posted via Newsfeeds.Com, Uncensored Usenet News =----- http://www.newsfeeds.com - The #1 Newsgroup Service in the World! -----== Over 80,000 Newsgroups - 16 Different Servers! =-----