D3 BiTurbo DMF and Clutch

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D3 BiTurbo DMF and Clutch

Post by Sunnyville » Sat Dec 26, 2015 2:29 pm

Hi and a VERY merry Christmas to you all,
Well I have done it again and bizarrely enough I have just destroyed the clutch/DMF on the D3 BT on exactly the same road that I did the flex plate on the B3 years ago. Lots of vibration when driving and on tick-over and also difficult to get the car into 1st or reverse when stationary. I am pretty sure that it is either the DMF or clutch that has gone, but need to get my Indy (Motortune Blackpool) to confirm in the new year.
I have been trying to find out exactly which clutch and DMF the 2008 D3 BiTurbo coupe uses??
From searching around it seems like a 2.3d item, as the MT uses the standard 320d item.
Does anyone have any part numbers for these?
I have also noticed that a lot of people change over to a solid flywheel but I am not sure that is a good idea if i am keeping the car due to more transmission vibration transmitted without a DMF.
I will keep this post updated though and add in info as I get it so that others may find it useful.

All the best
Kev

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Post by v8 ego » Sat Dec 26, 2015 4:49 pm

23d parts would be logical although that engine was sold in the 3 in the UK. Have a look at www.realoem.com for parts and numbers
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Post by John_C » Sat Dec 26, 2015 8:29 pm

They're 123d parts, so readily available and not too expensive. I don't have the part numbers to hand but any BMW dealer will be able to get them for you.

I really wouldn't go for a solid conversion - the car is built around the vibration damping properties of the DMF and if you lose that you're putting a lot of extra vibration into the drivetrain which it was never designed for. Also it's going to feel pretty horrible.
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Re: D3 BiTurbo DMF and Clutch

Post by D3Tom » Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:39 pm

Sunnyville wrote:Hi and a VERY merry Christmas to you all,
Well I have done it again and bizarrely enough I have just destroyed the clutch/DMF on the D3 BT on exactly the same road that I did the flex plate on the B3 years ago. Lots of vibration when driving and on tick-over and also difficult to get the car into 1st or reverse when stationary. I am pretty sure that it is either the DMF or clutch that has gone, but need to get my Indy (Motortune Blackpool) to confirm in the new year.
I have been trying to find out exactly which clutch and DMF the 2008 D3 BiTurbo coupe uses??
From searching around it seems like a 2.3d item, as the MT uses the standard 320d item.
Does anyone have any part numbers for these?
I have also noticed that a lot of people change over to a solid flywheel but I am not sure that is a good idea if i am keeping the car due to more transmission vibration transmitted without a DMF.
I will keep this post updated though and add in info as I get it so that others may find it useful.

All the best
Kev

PS Simon (AKA SPA69) if you read this I haven't forgotten about the stripes just waiting for better weather :D


what milage was this at? I get judder first thing in morning when pulling off and up my road (hill) - only at 55k, is it a concern?
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Post by Sunnyville » Sat Apr 02, 2016 11:41 am

Hi All,
Sorry for the very late reply here but I did have some issues getting back on the forum for a while.
Anyway I managed to get the DMF and clutch changed although there were some issues. The first 3 DMF's supplied were the incorrect part and it wasn't until the 4th arrived that all was well and the car was then completed and back on the road. I will post up the correct part numbers for anyone else with this issue when I get back from work this afternoon.

@ D3Tom

My car had clutch judder when setting off from start at about 70k
This stayed the same until the DMF failed at around 105k so you should be ok for a while yet, providing you don't give it too many beans snapping through the gears. I think mine may have lasted a little longer if I wasn't pushing her so hard.

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