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Re: Clutch pedal problems, bleeding tips... (archive)

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Posted by jaydogboy on January 12, 2001 at 22:14:33:

In Reply to: Re: Clutch pedal eccentric bolt adjustment posted by Mark on January 12, 2001 at 17:41:26:

the pedal cluster Assembly is Broken ... it cracks in two different places on the 5 series... My advice is to take out the pedal cluster and inspect it ... otherwise you will be going through Clutch masters like nothing ... I had this problem with my M5 and it is impossible to see unless you remove the cluster.

My clutch master was cracked, which caused a misalignment of the pushrod and thusly trashed the master cyl. Had the bracket welded, (be careful you don't cook your interior), and replaced the master. Also, a great little trick when bleeding the system. Use a new trigger style oil can and intall a short piece of rubber hose on the end. Fill with brake fluid. Barely crack the bleeder on the slave, and back flush the system with fluid. Note: It is a good idea to watch the resevoir so that it doesn't over fill. This works like a champ, better than a pressure bleeder. I also usually replace the slave at this time as well.

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