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Originally Posted by JFairman View Post
I hope it is the disc not sliding freely enough on the splines to stop dragging on the flywheel. That seems like the only thing left that could be doing this.
When I've replaced clutches in old single cam 4 and 6 cylinder BMW's I use a q-tip or something similar to smear a little molybdenum disulfide grease in the splines on the transmission input shaft. I have a damaged BMW/Getrag transmission input shaft from a 2002 I use to center the disc when tightening the BMW Sachs pressure plate bolts.

Does the clutch cable slide in and out as smooth a new one? If it was binding or dragging internally maybe it's not letting the pressure plate release fully. That's probably not it though.
I did use molybdenum grease on the splines when I did the install. Is it possible to over-grease it?

Clutch cable slides smoothly and is nearly brand new.
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