What clutch to buy

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Puch
United States of America
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What clutch to buy

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Hello pinz owners. I have a 1975 710k bought in April 2023 and about 2 weeks ago I was driving it and noticed a change in the feel of the clutch pedal. Kinda went soft or spongy. It has been parked since ' due to winter snow and salt covered roads. Today was nice and dry after rain washed off the road salt. So I took it out and noticed the clutch slipping in 3 and 4th gear high range on inclines on hilly roads. Bottom line I want to replace clutch 'pressure plate and throw out bearing. Are you guys buying after market or OEM from SAV or EI ? I read awhile back someone used a LUK clutch kit but did not provide a part number. I want a stout clutch as I tow . THANKS in advance Ron from Pa.
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rmel
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Re: What clutch to buy

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On both my trucks, I had a need for a tranie rebuild. So while in there I
replaced the clutch and pressure plate with a EI kit. I believe they are
BMW 5-series but don't know what year/generation. IMHO go for the kit.

BTW check and make sure you have no signs of oil leaks around the cam
timing housing. I did and that got taken apart and resealed. Common place
for leaks is the housing near the starter -- torque applied when starting in
that general area.
Puller: 71' 710K 2.7L EFI aka Mozo
Follower: Sankey MK 3, 3/4 Tonne
Rescue Pinz: 73' 712MK

Driver: Ron // KO0Q
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Hotzenplotz
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Re: What clutch to buy

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The clutch kit is currently available with 20% off at https://www.puch.at/de/produkte%20&%20e ... spx?LNG=de
the kit includes a pilot bearing for the crankshaft and a new throwout bearing.
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Stumbler
United States of America
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Re: What clutch to buy

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In the US you can call Sara or Willy at SAV and they have the BMW clutch and all the specs, usually in stock.
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