M44 to M50 clutch replacement for my supercharged 318is

John Avis by | April 1, 2015 | My 1998 318is

I finally got around to having the second hand M50 dual mass flywheel and clutch kit fitted today.
I finally got around to having the second hand M50 dual mass flywheel and clutch kit fitted today.

I can confirm that it is a bolt in replacement with no modifications required.

The comparative weights are 16.5kg for the M44 parts and 18.0kg for the M50 parts, which I hadn't expected as the weights shown online for the M50 parts worked out less than the M44 parts.

So far it is driving great with no noticeable effects from the heavier parts. The old M44 parts showed signs of abuse... The friction material on the disc was cracked and there were burn marks on flywheel and pressure plate.

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I am a bit of a 3 series fanatic, having owned a couple of E30s and a few E36s, plus a few parts cars. I like the combination of the compact size, good performance and handling, and that they are more sports sedan than an impractical and extrovert sports car. This blog is a place to share my experience and knowledge.


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