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This is a cross post with E46Fanatics.com. I want to figure out how the clutch delay is added to the clutch system if you do not have the clutch delay valve (CDV) in the standard spot. Now I can feel some sort of delay in the clutching so it makes sense that somewhere in the system there must be a restrictor. If I don't have the valve what is the possibility that it is built into the slave cylinder? What about the master? Has anyone had a chance to look at either of these?

If you don't know what I am talking about read this thread:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=29567

With the number of smart, experienced people here we should be able to figure this out!

Tim
 

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I just went looking around in and under the car. What does everyone think this could be?

This is on the other end of the rubber hose that connects the master to the slave cylinder. Does anyone who had the CDV have this thing as well? It seems like it is about the right size. I am thinking it could be something otherwise why wouldn't the ends be the same.

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What you are looking at there is just a part of the clutch hydraulics system. That's the tip of the pip that leads from the clutch master cylinder to the rubber pipe to the clutch slave cylinder. It is entirely POSSIBLE that the delay valve is hidden somewhere in there, but if so then the delay valve is impossible to remove unless you physically drill through it.

However it is unlikely that is where the valve is located, since the clutch line THREADS into that contraption, and if the valve is located there then it means the valve would be delaying the fluids feeding into the clutch hydraulics, not the return of the fluid and you'd get the opposite effect, delay in DISENGAGEMENT of the clutch, not the engagement of the clutch...Worst of all combinations.

The clutch delay valve is either built into the clutch slave cylinder or it doesn't exist on none Xi models.
 

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Next time I'm under my car, I'll take a look and see if I have anything like that.

MY CDV was NOT there, so hopefully, we'll have a discrepancy.
 

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I check the ETK again looking at where else it could be hiding. That thing I took a picture of must be some sort of coupler because it is pictured in the ETK as a part of the clutch line. I think the Hack is right and the delay must be in the slave. Well now I am going to have to pull the slave off and take a look :). I will let you know what, if anything I figure out.

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Sounds good. :) I'll check my car next time I get under it, anyhow. After all, it's not like it's any extra effort.
 
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