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Old May 16th, 2008, 09:00 AM
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is there a clutch pedal adjustment for 95 d 90?

hi all,

my 96 D90 has the factory 5 speed.

the clutch pedal engages very high. I guess this is nice for some as you barly need to depress to shift while driving.

however, i prefer a pedal with a little more "push down" before engaging. I have 3 other manual trannys and they all have a low clutch. I don't drive my 90 a lot so when i do, i feel like a 16 year old girl trying to drive a clutch! ( over revving the engine, lurches, etc)

anyhoo, is there a pedal adjustment somewhere so i can "lower" the engagement point?

thanks

rick
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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:03 AM
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You adjust it frim under the hood, take the six screws out and remove the cover. That will expose the rod, move the nuts closer to the cylinder to lower the engage point. If you move them all the way back, you will have the engage all the way at the floor and that will suck.

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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:30 AM
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Better yet, Do what I did to my BMW. Go to HMS motorsports, order their largest adjustable clutch stop and install it in the 90. You will then get rid of the half mile of clutch travel and you can adjust it to make the engagement point anywhere you want.
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Old May 16th, 2008, 10:51 AM
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hey rick

didn't know you had a 90 too. In my experience if the truck develops a high pedal that is a sign of clutxch wear and it may start slipping soon. the pushrod on the M/C should have about 1/16" of free movement before it contacts the piston in the M/C. also in my experience, the clutch should engage/disengage 1/2 to 3/4 of the way down.

that said, what other have told you re: adjusting the pushrod is correct and will work. then you can drive comfortably until the clutch start slipping if that is indeed the problem.

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hi all,

my 96 D90 has the factory 5 speed.

the clutch pedal engages very high. I guess this is nice for some as you barly need to depress to shift while driving.

however, i prefer a pedal with a little more "push down" before engaging. I have 3 other manual trannys and they all have a low clutch. I don't drive my 90 a lot so when i do, i feel like a 16 year old girl trying to drive a clutch! ( over revving the engine, lurches, etc)

anyhoo, is there a pedal adjustment somewhere so i can "lower" the engagement point?

thanks

rick
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Old May 16th, 2008, 12:32 PM
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Hi david,


thanks for the reply!.

no slipping yet. I am going to try the adjustment, as i hate to see what Annapolis LR /Jag will charge me for a new clutch!

btw, on my way down to my Easton office today, i saw a green 109 IIa on Kent Island for sale. will check it out on the way home. any idea who owns it, or what the story is??
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Old May 16th, 2008, 02:00 PM
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I have a lot of miles on my clutch, it does not slip, and it has always really engaged near the top as per rick's. I don't think it is so much a wear issue with the hydraulic clutch as much as the adjustment--that does not mean to say you don't also have wear, just that when my clutch has always been that way for the last 4 years.
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Old May 21st, 2008, 02:56 PM
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Ok, cover off.. that was a bear..


what size wrench do i use to move the nuts??


i cannot seem to get a 1/2 or a 14 met, or anything to fit on.

and again... take the double "top gold" nut first up towards the cylinder, then the bottom silver one?


the bad news.. i dont see any threads the top nut.. towards the cylinder. not much on the bottom either (5mm??)

am i sol?

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