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Old 03-05-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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Throttle sensitivity

Is there any way to adjust the throttle sensitivity on an e30? I know the newer bimmers have this as an option with just the press of a button, but not on the e30...so I was wondering if there was any ways to do this manually. The reason I ask is that mine is really stiff, very rarely it softens up for a drive or 2 (say out of 30) and I love it when its just a bit more sensitive.

Is there any manual way to adjust it?
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Old 03-05-2004, 04:20 AM   #2
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might be adjustable through spring swap on throttle body or rear of accelerator pedal.
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Old 03-05-2004, 03:27 PM   #3
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you could try and tune the engine to be more responsive, or maybe your throttle cable is a little loose...try tightning it up, and make sure that the cable isn't getting rusted, throw a little WD-40 on there under the rubber sleeve.
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Old 03-07-2004, 09:00 PM   #4
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ever since i rebuilt my motor e30 318i 1984 the throttle has not been the same could this be either i need a stronger fuel pump or a new throttle cable
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Old 03-07-2004, 11:00 PM   #5
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You just change your butterfly spring and throttle cable, If you want a really touchy throttle, I've got a friend who I just swapped his butterfly spring, it was a REALLY low spring rate spring. Touch the gas and the throttle opens fast.
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Old 03-09-2004, 08:21 PM   #6
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i like stiff pedal ecept for when in traffic then its a pain. I need to figure out how to raise my accel. pedal because full throttle it to low for me being like 5'7"
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