Originally Posted by marchyman
Look at http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...45&hg=21&fg=21
Part 1, the clutch housing, attaches directly to the end of the crank. The teeth on the periphery are where the starter engages to turn the crank. No right turn until you hit the FD. The rod actuated by the slave cylinder pushes the spring (part 4) at the center.
Right, I saw this on the parts break down too. How does the power go from the crank to the transmission without having this slave cylinder in between?
See the drive shaft connects to the right of the crankshaft inside the engine. THe power does make a right turn out of the engine, into the trans, and then down the driveshaft to another right turn into the FD.