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      05-14-2012, 07:41 AM   #1
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DIY clutch stop questions

Hi,

I have a few questions for those that have made their own clutch stop using an elevator bolt:

1) Can I remove the OEM clutch stop without breaking it?

2) Is the hole where the OEM clutch stop sits threaded?

3) Did you use a speednut to secure the elevator bolt? Or something similar? I cannot make this out, it seems as if people are simply inserting the elevator bolt into the hole, but with nothing to secure it???

Thanks.
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      05-14-2012, 09:16 AM   #2
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Hi,

I have a few questions for those that have made their own clutch stop using an elevator bolt:

1) Can I remove the OEM clutch stop without breaking it?

2) Is the hole where the OEM clutch stop sits threaded?

3) Did you use a speednut to secure the elevator bolt? Or something similar? I cannot make this out, it seems as if people are simply inserting the elevator bolt into the hole, but with nothing to secure it???

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1) Yes
2) No
3) No. No. Yes

Just go buy this: http://www.burgertuning.com/clutch_stop_BMW.html
Pull out the old clutch stop, push in the new one. Done and done.
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Thanks, I'd like to use a metal screw, and secondly, I am in EU, so ordering a $10 item is not worth it due to shipping...

so how are people securing the elevator bolt? Will it hold on its own, if I insert it into the hole? Does it go into the hole like a screw would?

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I don't think you should use a metal screw... it's not threaded like a screw. If you put metal down there, it might just strip everything. However, it's not like there is anything that would cause the clutch stop from falling out... gravity alone would keep the clutch stop in.
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The clutch stop will stay just fine with nothing securing it. The hole isn't threaded but since the BMS clutch stop is threaded it will go into that hole just fine and hold itself in there. The stock clutch stop is a piece of rubber, and will come out just fine without breaking it.
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Can someone explain the clutch stop thing?

I understand the theory behind it but in practical why use a stop? Doesn't the catch point become second nature after use over time to the driver? I never go to the floor with my clutch pedal to shit gears anyway and rarely do I not get the shift in perfect sync.

So what's the benefit that I'm missing?
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Can someone explain the clutch stop thing?

I understand the theory behind it but in practical why use a stop? Doesn't the catch point become second nature after use over time to the driver? I never go to the floor with my clutch pedal to shit gears anyway and rarely do I not get the shift in perfect sync.

So what's the benefit that I'm missing?
No, it's definitely not necessary... but it was $10 and I was bored... You really don't need it and for the longest time I was just stopping well before hitting the floor with the clutch pedal. You're fine... not necessary.
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No, it's definitely not necessary... but it was $10 and I was bored... You really don't need it and for the longest time I was just stopping well before hitting the floor with the clutch pedal. You're fine... not necessary.
Thanks, I thought I was missing out on some performance gain on the cheap!
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Haha, no. =P
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