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3-Series (E21, E30) Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.

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Old 08-18-2005, 09:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey all, when I first bought my car, the guy I bought it from AutoX'd it 2 times before going out and buying an e30 M3... During those two autocross sessions (I am a member of the same AutoX Club in Atlanta, so I know it was only twice!) he was slamming on the clutch pedal hard enough to bend the mount. I knew about it when I bought it, but it is starting to bug me now! The pedal never fully returns to its starting point, but the clutch DOES fully disengage so that isn't an issue. I just want a clutch pedal that works 100%! Upon fixing this issue (if possible) I will be buying one of the BavAuto Clutch Stops to make sure that doesn't happen again when I eventually take the car Autocrossing!

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Bleed your brakes, master, and slaver cylinder since it shares the same fluid? If that doesn't solve your problem then you'll probably need to replace the master and/or slave cylinder. Go to you local hardware store and make your own clutch stop for less the $3.00 rather than spend $50.00+ for one..
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Bleed your brakes, master, and slaver cylinder since it shares the same fluid? If that doesn't solve your problem then you'll probably need to replace the master and/or slave cylinder. Go to you local hardware store and make your own clutch stop for less the $3.00 rather than spend $50.00+ for one..
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The Master and Slave are both new, as is the clutch and pressure plate... It isn't an air in the lines kind of issue... the clutch engages/disengages perfectly well, but the actual pivot point at the top of the pedal is bent. I have not looked too deeply under the dash, so I don't know what would be necessary to replace that mount (I think the brake pedal is attached to it as well, if my ever failing memory serves me right).

Will I have to drop or remove the steering wheel? Are there any electrical connections that I would have to cut or relocate?

That is what kind of info I am after... But thanks for your time Fugg!

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This could help
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NICE! That is a big help! I appreciate your quick work!

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