Thread: Clutch Shudder
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      09-03-2012, 12:04 AM   #1
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Talking Clutch Shudder - Surprise Resolution

I've seen a few references to this on other threads but nothing definitive. The car has 58,000 miles and I occasionally get a shudder or chatter at low revs taking off from a stop. Seems a little worse after the engine/transmission warm up. It also is getting worse as the miles accumulate.

[edit 9/30/12 at 58,000 miles]
I had thought, naturally enough, that the problem was with the clutch or flywheel. This will seem crazy but the problem has been solved - by installing the M3 rear subframe bushings! I had my suspension upgraded this week (see my signature) and the shudder has disappeared. I've tried repeatedly to make it shudder and it won't. Pure conjecture - the bushings were so soft that the differential and drive shaft had some fore/aft motion that interfered with smooth engagement.
NEW: 2013 128 Coupe / 6MT / Premium / M-Sport / Cold / Xenon / HK Audio / CDV Delete
OLD: 2009 128 Coupe / 6MT / Premium / Sport / Cold / Xenon / HK Audio / CDV Delete / M3 Suspension

Last edited by MA128; 04-07-2013 at 10:33 AM. Reason: Update