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Old 01-03-2012, 12:31 PM
328is Driver 328is Driver is offline
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Mein Auto: '98 328is
Clutch Point Adjustment

Hello all, i just got a '98 328is and joined the forum, but ill save that for the introductions thread. Anyways, I'm also learning how to drive. I've been driving for over a year (I'm 17) but in an automatic '02 Camry. My new Bimmer is a manual. As any new manual driver does, I'm struggling a little bit. One thing i have noticed is that the clutch point is fairly high in the throw of the clutch. It's a '98 so it makes sense that the cable has stretched a bit and I would need to adjust it soon either way so I was wondering if anyone had done this before and could give me some tips? Thanks.
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Old 01-08-2012, 03:37 PM
mywidebody02 mywidebody02 is offline
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Mein Auto: 96 328is & 11 328i xdrive
there is no cable. it is hydrolic and no adjustment. That's the European way
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Old 02-27-2012, 10:11 AM
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the late take up on the clutch is due to clutch wear. you may be looking at replacing it soon. does it slip?
dab of oppo anyone?

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Old 02-28-2012, 11:26 AM
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You could put some washers between the slave cylinder and the bell housing. Worked well for me.

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