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Old 10-20-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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Clutch grab's to high?

When i release the clutch pedal and start going the clutch won't engage until I almost release the clutch pedal completely, any idea's? (newer clutch ~30 000km - 03 BMW 320i)
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:56 PM   #2
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With a face-lift sedan, I believe the clutch point is much higher than the pre 02's, furthermore you should be used to a high clutch grab if you own a A4. Is it slipping? Regardless of how many km's a clutch has, if someone doesn't know how to properly engage and disengage it, it could wear out much faster. If you bought this car used, how sure are you that the clutch was actually done?
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Old 10-20-2010, 09:58 PM   #3
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My A4 does not grab high it's very low , ya its the face-lifted one. It feel's like it grab's almost at the very end of the clutch pedal. The previous owner did not drive manual to well lol he did have it replaced though
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:04 PM   #4
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sounds like he torched that clutch as well.
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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That was what I was thinking but hoping I was wrong damn! lol
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Old 10-20-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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That's strange...both my b5's and my b6 grab high.. ones a 2000.5, 2001 and b6 is 2002. Higher than my face-lift 325I
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:04 PM   #7
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I have a 03 A4 sport pkg, do you have the 6cyl or 4? For me it's the opposite haha
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:34 PM   #8
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all 4's 1.8t
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Old 10-20-2010, 11:52 PM   #9
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Hmm weird, I'm going to make an appointment with either bimmersport or RMP get it checked out ! Thanks
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Old 10-21-2010, 05:57 PM   #10
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Are you sure its toast? IMO in all e46+ (since I have never driven older BMWs) engage higher than compared to any other brands. There is alot of deadspace between the hooking point and fully pressed in position. What I did was I figured it out that dead space and put in a clutch stop, removed the cdv and now engagement is much faster.


Its nothing like your Honda, which pretty much hooks up when you let off the pedal.
Hope you figure it out.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:36 PM   #11
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Clutch stop??? Never heard that before lol, Ya my honda's would hook up right away even the M3 hooked up quick. Can you explain to me what a clutch stop is and does? and maybe were I can get one lol


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Are you sure its toast? IMO in all e46+ (since I have never driven older BMWs) engage higher than compared to any other brands. There is alot of deadspace between the hooking point and fully pressed in position. What I did was I figured it out that dead space and put in a clutch stop, removed the cdv and now engagement is much faster.


Its nothing like your Honda, which pretty much hooks up when you let off the pedal.
Hope you figure it out.
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Old 10-21-2010, 08:54 PM   #12
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clutch stop +1.there is a guy on here who sells them for $12 i think.JetBlackE46.i found him on e46fanatics.
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Old 10-21-2010, 10:41 PM   #13
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and just to explain my problem further, say you want to start moving you push the clutch in, start the car, then when i'm letting go of the pedal almost fully releasing, it grab's at the very end of the release of the pedal to move the car forward.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:09 PM   #14
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i dont get what the problem is, just make a clutchstop and call it a day, u could have some super short pedal travel. Your car actually comes with a factory one, go behind your clutch pedal and you will feel a rubber circle pad thing. Unscrew that and you will find some threads, you will have to do a search for the proper thread pitch but basically what you can do is replace it wiht a longer metal replacement, either you can buy one online, pm me to make you one, or make one yourself. what it essentially does is restricts the amount your pedal travels before it hits the floor. You can set it up so that you have only a couple inches of travel after the clutch is completely disengaged, that way when u release the pedal it wont feel as high anymore. It is very common in the bmw community.
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Old 10-22-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
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When I'm releasing the clutch it doesn't actually engage until the clutch is almost fully out
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