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Old 06-04-2011, 05:52 PM
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Just collected a new cable from Hexagon. Called up and ordered the part this morning as it was not in stock, and got a call at lunchtine saying it had been delivered and was ready to collect, impressive!


Useful pics Tuesday. I will replace it the weekend. Fingers crossed I'll notice the benefits as much as you.
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Old 09-04-2011, 08:56 PM
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In the immortal words of Bolckbusters... "Oh, what a difference".

About an hours work, very worthwhile. Also lubricated the pedal spring. The pedal's now very light and responsive.

Would recommend to any S50 owners with the original throttle cable still in place.
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Old 13-04-2011, 12:48 PM
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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.
I know this is not really part of this thread but does anyone know where to get those silver large extended hexagonal nuts from? The ones located on the throttle cable support and on the inlet trumpets.

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Old 15-04-2011, 11:15 PM
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You used to be able to get them from BMW but I heard somewhere they stopped selling them, think they where about 5 pounds each so gets expensive if looking to replace them all. PM Keith he changed his a while ago.
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Old 16-04-2011, 04:40 PM
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I purchased from leatherz in the USA.

They are the same as the S54 engine cover bolts and can be used in varous locations around the engine bay.
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Old 29-08-2011, 12:08 PM
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Here is a previous thread related to the current one on throttle cable replacement/tension
http://www.z3mcoupe.com/forum/showth...ighlight=cable
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Old 18-07-2012, 04:21 PM
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Changed mine this morning, took about 45 minutes, bit fiddly but straightforward enough. What a difference! well worth the £25. and thanks to all on forum for making me aware of this fix.
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Old 18-07-2012, 05:44 PM
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welcome to the forum
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Old 20-07-2012, 03:38 PM
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Another throttle pedal improvement, IMO, is to raise the throttle pedal a little so the brake pedal is not so massively higher than the throttle; makes it much easier to heal and toe. I did this by simply buying another throttle pedal and bolting on the top (from behind).
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Old 20-07-2012, 05:53 PM
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the chrome nuts are still available from BMW at £4.00 plus vat
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