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eta Epsilon
02-26-2009, 09:11 AM
I think the title says it all.
You can feel there is a "something" when you start to push it.
However, once it has moved, it's not hard to modulate it.

I've remove the loose with the adjustment screw under the hood, but it did not solve the problem.

Anybody has an idea?

Thanks

Striker
02-26-2009, 09:19 AM
More than likely the throttle body cable linkage, spray it with WD40 and activate by hand. You can also try activate it by hand before spraying it to see if its binding. You don't want that stuck in full open, fix it soon.

richie_s999
02-26-2009, 10:14 AM
^^agree, spary in the cable too. you can un hook the cable and see if it's still hard to push then the cable could be frayed in the sleave. Get some throttle body cleaner and clean up around the plate inside the throttle body too. Oh ya check the spot where your pedal pivits in the car, something might be bindin there too.

SamE30e
02-26-2009, 10:22 AM
^^agree, spary in the cable too. you can un hook the cable and see if it's still hard to push then the cable could be frayed in the sleave. Get some throttle body cleaner and clean up around the plate inside the throttle body too. Oh ya check the spot where your pedal pivits in the car, something might be bindin there too.


Or it could be rotted out, if you're elephant snout is clogged and the floors are perma wet, then they tend to break.

Wannabe
02-26-2009, 01:10 PM
People say my eta has a hard gas pedal as well.. I just got used to it

InfiniteDice
02-26-2009, 07:31 PM
Hinges on the pedal, the cable, or the throttle body plate is binding.

racer-x
03-03-2009, 07:22 PM
Anybody has an idea?

Thanks

Sounds like you need to start working out.........:D

davericher20
03-04-2009, 01:10 AM
check your floor mat. It could be pushed up behind your pedal and blocking it.

lol

happens to me all the time though with my chev

slemmer
03-04-2009, 09:28 AM
agreed. reach down to the floor or move the mat around.

richie_s999
03-04-2009, 09:32 AM
OP - has anything posted helped you move the pedal,??

eta Epsilon
03-04-2009, 10:11 AM
I've been away most of the week last week and I've been really busy in the week-end.
I will try to solve that little problem this week-end. I will keep you guys updated!
Thanks!

everlast
03-04-2009, 11:48 AM
My eta had a stiff pedal too. Was hilarious when my g/f (now wife) drove it.. it would always take 2 seconds to start moving as she gingerly pushed the throttle.

Sucked for me though, I would get used to it, then get in my 540i and smoke the tires with too much right pedal.

I would suspect that it is the cable. A simple thing to help would be to disengage the cable at the throttle body and use a cable lube device for a motorbike throttle cable. They're about $15 at any motorcycle shop. Just use WD-40 with it. It will force the lubricant down into the cable and out the other end.

Then, you also get the benefit of WD-40 smell as an air freshener.

matty.dc
03-04-2009, 12:24 PM
my 85 318 (i know not an eta) had the same problem and was sometimes brutal to push the pedal all i did was like everybody said put wd-40 on there and it improved quite a bit.

eta Epsilon
03-08-2009, 05:06 PM
I have used WD40 on all components and now the pedal is very easy to modulate!

Thanks for the advice!

matty.dc
03-08-2009, 06:37 PM
mission accomplished!