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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 06-24-2005, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i was wondering if its just my car or are all the e30 acceleration pedals really stiff.
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Old 06-24-2005, 02:03 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't speak for all, but mine sure is.
Maybe they want you to stomp on it.
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Depends what you definition of stiff is. Do you mean you get a lot of revs for short travel, or the pedal just doesn't like to go down? My pedal is thouroughly broken in so it goes from idle to ZIP just as easily as any other car I've driven.

Then again, I've got a slushbox. Maybe the standard cars are different?
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Old 06-24-2005, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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yea i mean stiff as in pushing down like im use to it and im fine with it but its just funny if someone try to drive when i actualy let someone in like a parking lot lol but i was just wondering thanx bye
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well i think thats how its suposed to be stiff, but not as stiff as the clutch
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you can change the stiffness of the gas pedal. theres a spring under the hood that can be unwound once or twice which will soften up the pedal. if your still interested let me know and ill take pics. i did it to my car when i first got it and it makes a huge difference. you can pretty much go as soft as you like, just as long as you leave enough strength in the spring to push the pedal back up.
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you can change the stiffness of the gas pedal. theres a spring under the hood that can be unwound once or twice which will soften up the pedal. if your still interested let me know and ill take pics. i did it to my car when i first got it and it makes a huge difference. you can pretty much go as soft as you like, just as long as you leave enough strength in the spring to push the pedal back up.
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that is the spring on your throttle body.. i wouldnt do that... just lube up your throttle cable linkages and it should get better if its overly stiff.
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yea caues everyone tells me it is way to stiff
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