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All cars are different, especially when it comes to clutches. Some have, as you say, a high engagement point on the clutch, where you can almost let the clutch out all of the way before it starts to engage. Others do it much lower in the clutch pedal arch (further pushed towards the firewall). It's just something you have to get used to. I cannot tell you ...
It's hard to say for sure without being there, but it sure sounds like something isn't right with the clutch, especially the whining noise. I highly recommend having a mechanic you trust give it a pre-sale inspection before considering handing over your hard-earned money for this BMW.
It should be noted that there are parts in an LSD which eventually wear out. Therefore an old LSD might require a rebuild to restore the function of limiting slip.
As Allan mentioned, this engine does not have an EGR valve. You might find these parts diagrams helpful: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?model=VC11&mospid=48821&hg=11
TL;DR; Don't buy expensive exotics secondhand because maintenance costs will kill you. BMW's are usually pretty reliable, but I wouldn't buy one with 16 000km on the odometer. My reasoning is that it was probably returned because there was something wrong with it. Or it's been driven by an old man who never went over 40km/h and thus ruined the engine (lots ...
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