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So my R53 2005 Cooper S (6 speed manual) makes an interesting noise when I accelerate and let go of the acceleration pedal while in gear... kind of like a tin can rattling against something.
The odometer reads almost 84k miles, and I have no idea if the clutch has ever been replaced (probably not). Is the noise I'm hearing from the throwout bearing on its last legs or is it a sign of a deeper issue with the transmission?
In addition to those questions...
I would like to replace the clutch myself due to the INSANE price quote I got from the closest MINI dealer ($1700 USD! 2/10 of what I paid for the car). I've done it before (in a Toyota however), and being unfamiliar with BMW, what tools are required for that job?