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From digest.v6.n907 Tue Jul 22 07:06:58 1997
From: "Carl Buckland" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Jul 1997 16:38:47 +0000
Subject: Flywheel, lightened

Dear Kai,

I just love the lightened flywheel, and wish that I had done it a long time ago. I see NO drawback, except that "some" people think that they hear a little rattle at idle. Doesn't bother me.

Install requires that you drop the transmission. Put in a new clutch while you are at it if you have more than , say, 30,000 miles. Clutch parts are cheap, labor is not.

My clutch , which has been used to launch my car at Pro Solos at least a thousand times, had 52,000 miles on it, and was still working fine, but when I pulled it out, I could see that it had about 1000 miles left in it. I am glad that I got the parts to replace it.

Call Anthony at BMP for further advise.

good luck,


  • ------- Forwarded Message Follows ------- From: Kai Lindsay Wang <> To: "''" <> Subject: M3 Date: Sun, 20 Jul 1997 10:29:51 -0400

Hi Carl,

I noticed from your post on the digest that you installed the light BMP flywheel by yourself? How easy/difficult was it to install?

Any negative effects on your car (i.e. harder to drive, rough idle, rough acceleration, etc.)?

Have you had a chance to make some 0-60 or 1/4 mi runs after you installed the lighter flywheel?

Kai From: "Carl Buckland" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 1997 11:56:11 +0000
Subject: BMP Web Site

BMP Web Site:

Like many of you, I have been buying from BMP in Tyler, Texas, for quite some time. They have supplied me with great information and advise, and then sold me everything from strut braces to racing differentials. They are knowledgeable, fast, and fair in their pricing, so I recommend them heartily.

They recently openned up a Web site that is in development, but leads you to most of their current products. Take a look when you have a chance:

While you are there, check out the lightened flywheel. I just installed mine, but before doing so, I sat it on my desk for a couple of days just to look at it; it is a beautifully machined piece. Installed, it woke up the car like almost nothing else that I have done! The car "feels" about 400 pounds lighter, and runs out of the hole like a scalded dog. It takes about 2 blocks to get used to it, and from then on, I wondered why BMW didn't do a lighter flywheel in the first place. The old dual mass flywheel weighs about 25 lbs, while the BMP unit weighs 8 1/2 lbs. If you only do one thing to your car, consider putting in the lightened flywheel.

I also wanted to reply to the on-again synthetic oil thread, but I will post that seperately.



Carl Buckland
Salt Lake City, Utah
E36 M3, CSP # 27
Fax: 801-531-6690

Carl Buckland
1000 Boston Building,
Nine Exchange Place
Salt Lake City, 84111
801-531-6690 Fax

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