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Old 04-04-2011, 11:11 PM
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Default Throttle Cable replacement

Picking up a new Throttle cable tomorrow from BMW but not sure how to fit it? have looked in my Bentley manual from my old M3 evo and it just skips that bit completely, nothing of any use on the web either, is this because its so easy it requires no explanation or because its a real bitch and everyone just gets BM to fit them.

If any of you guys have replaced your cables any info would be very appreciated, Thanks.
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Old 05-04-2011, 06:18 AM
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A very easy 30 min max job! just follow the route of the old one.
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Old 05-04-2011, 01:13 PM
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I "may" take longer than 30mins in reality . It's not really hard just faffy and awkward at the pedal end (and locating through the bulkhead properly as it's really tight at this point), then following the original route over the engine. The throttle end is the easiest bit though!
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:15 PM
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Default Throttle cable replacement

I Completed this at the weekend and allow an hour. Getting the old cable released from the bulkhead is a pain as stated the access is tight and brute force was required.

Other than that it's easy and has transformed the car. Best 21 quid i have ever spent.

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Old 05-04-2011, 04:18 PM
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Old 05-04-2011, 04:31 PM
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Does anybody have the part number?
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Old 05-04-2011, 05:57 PM
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If you release the cable from the engine end first,there is plenty of inner cable to take off the pedal end,then route the new cable back down,....simples!you may need another person to press the peddle down to adjust the throttle opening.
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Old 05-04-2011, 09:17 PM
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The real OEM part number is 35412228373
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Old 06-04-2011, 01:18 AM
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Thanks for all the advice guys.
Fitted it today, was a breeze and really satisfying as its made such a diffrence to the throttle which used to feel so tight and jerky, but with the new one on its silky smooth

Part number on bag?


Access was not as bad as expected as once the plastic trim was of I was able to see every thing, just disconnected the cable from the back of the pedal and then squeezed and pushed the grey plastic clip that sits in the bulk head.



So that the new one could be more easily routed through the bulk head I removed the cover of the box with all wiring.



All fitted


Didnt even have to adjust it at all, no slack and hit the throttle stop first time.
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Old 06-04-2011, 04:53 PM
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Wonderful old fashioned technology!!
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