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Old 10-23-2010, 12:10 AM   #16
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I made my clutch stop out of furniture grippers from home depot. I basically stacked 3 of them and put it over my existing one and its held no problem. Also check your break fluid could use a flush.
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Old 10-23-2010, 12:50 AM   #17
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Thank's for the help guy's, been really busy to get it into a shop so hopefully I'm not doing any damage to it lol
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Old 10-28-2010, 11:45 PM   #18
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To make you feel somewhat better, I also just purchased a e46 about 2 weeks ago ( 323i ) and the clutch was replaced about 5000 km prior to my purchase , have all the receipts from BMW dealer to prove it. The clutch pedal does grab high, almost at the tip of the pedal just as you mentioned. It doesn't really bother me I just don't press the pedal in all the way

Replace the fluid, hopefully maybe that will help you out, or try to install a longer "clutch stop" as mentioned in the previous reply's.... Also you can always replace the clutch with an aftermarket one.

Ohh yeah, one more thing:

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Old 10-29-2010, 02:02 AM   #19
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Ya I just learned to live with it I learned it's a 3 series thing (Not including M3)
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Old 11-02-2010, 07:22 PM   #20
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Don't increase the clutch stop too much, it will cause premature wear. Also your clutch(assuming its OEM) is self-adjusting, meaning the engagement point will not change regardless of how much it has worn. E46s just have late engaging clutches. Taking out the CDV does help clutch engagement feel though.
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Old 11-02-2010, 08:06 PM   #21
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Ya I just got over it didn't want to screw with the OEM-ness of the car
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