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Old 09-10-2012, 02:48 PM
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Z3 M Roadster Clutch adjustment

I just picked up a 99 m with 42000 on it clutch grabs 1/16 0ff the floor is there any adjustments that can be made i bleed the system and no change
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Old 09-10-2012, 09:50 PM
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Definitely very odd. Are you sure the previous owner didn't modified the clutch stop?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 AM
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I have the opposite problem on my Z3 where mine releases to far off the floor for my liking. Asked about if there was any way to adjust it and never really got an answer.

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Old 09-11-2012, 10:50 AM
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Nope, no real adjustment.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:17 PM
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I just picked up a 99 m with 42000 on it clutch grabs 1/16 0ff the floor is there any adjustments that can be made i bleed the system and no change
The only adjustment is a plastic screw on the footwell behind the pedal. If you can screw it in, that will give you a little more room. If it is all the way in, you may have other issues that require a proper bleeding of the slave or more extensive repairs or replacement.
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:19 PM
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I have the opposite problem on my Z3 where mine releases to far off the floor for my liking. Asked about if there was any way to adjust it and never really got an answer.

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You can also adjust the screw out to give you less pedal travel. I bought this clutch stop as it is larger in diameter than the stock one, eliminating my pedal from slipping past it. The only down side of it is that it doesn't screw down as far as stock so in the OP's case, it would make matters worse.

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Old 09-11-2012, 02:13 PM
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Bleed the clutch to ensure that there is no air in the system
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Old 09-11-2012, 02:40 PM
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I just picked up a 99 m with 42000 on it clutch grabs 1/16 0ff the floor is there any adjustments that can be made i bleed the system and no change
It may be the clutch line
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...lutch+bleeding
Here is a discussion on how to bleed the clutch also
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...lutch+bleeding
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Old 09-14-2012, 04:18 PM
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Fixed it

Ok so took advice from a couple of different sources and bought the ss line which also removes the valve that limits clutch engagement and what a difference

Clutch is 1-2" off the floor when it starts to catch feels and awsome

Still however i could not figure why you would need to remove the slave of the trans to bleed it BMW is smarter than that, i actually saw a picture someone took of a slave cut open and the bleed led to the top of the cylinder so i did it on the car
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Old 09-15-2012, 06:47 AM
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Try a "reverse bleed"...fill an oil can with brake fluid and pump fluid "up" the bleed nipple. Obviously that oil can becomes a "dedicated" device.
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