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Shifter sticking

Discussion in 'E36/8 Z3 M coupe (1998-2003)' started by mcouper, Apr 10, 2009.

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    I'm not sure about the emmissions thing, that's the first time I've heard that but it's certainly possible. If you look at the inside of the CDV, you'll see it's nothing but a small orifice that slows down the fluid flow. (Most people don't realize you can take the CDV off the car, knock out the orifice and reinstall the CDV in about 20 minutes and it's free and looks totally bone stock...not that I would ever do that...). It's annoying as heck if you are even half-way competent with a manual. I had always heard it was installed shortly after BMW started to offer free maintenace because it prevents the driver from being able to 'dump the clutch' and it tends to protect the drivetrain from serious abuse if a driver is either too hard on it or doesn't know how to drive a stick. BMW figured it was cheaper to change a clutch than the rest of the drivetrain.

    Be careful though, if you do remove or modify the CDV and then have clutch/transmission/driveline issues...don't count on your warranty to come to the rescue!
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    Joey Syracuse

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    Hello all,
    Anyone following this thread and my issue with the clutch pedal. I've diagnosed the problem as the pedal slipping off the clutch stop bushing. I think now I know not to push the pedal that hard. I'll probably live with the problem for a while. Ron Styger has actually come up with fix that I may eventually resort to. Here's the link to his fix.



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