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post #11 of 19 Old 09-25-2017, 10:53 AM
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I wonder if a dealer would do this under warranty? I'll plan to do it to my new iM. I was wondering if there was a way to adjust the clutch. This looks straight forward and simple.
I asked a few dealerships but they refused saying this is considered a mod.

PS - I'm from Canada.
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I asked a few dealerships but they refused saying this is considered a mod.

PS - I'm from Canada.
How is a clutch adjustment a mod??? that make zero common sense.

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If you decide to adjust, make sure you do it properly.

For me, I'd rather adapt to the clutch rather than adjust. Here's some good read about clutch problems, troubleshooting and service.

https://www.g-w.com/pdf/sampchap/9781605252131_ch07.pdf

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If you decide to adjust, make sure you do it properly.

For me, I'd rather adapt to the clutch rather than adjust. Here's some good read about clutch problems, troubleshooting and service.

https://www.g-w.com/pdf/sampchap/9781605252131_ch07.pdf
Interesting that you said this. I took my iM in for it's 6 month check last week and asked about getting the clutch adjusted. They did say that I could have it adjusted once under warranty within 10k miles. I'm getting a lot of different answers depending on the tech that has been asked about it. I was all for getting it adjusted but I have gotten used to it now and wonder if it could do more harm then good in the long term. Some mechanics have said that as I've been looking into it so I'm not sure now about doing this adjustment.

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I just picked up a 2018 IM and I have been trying to follow this clutch adjust thread
I canít see the original pics that were posted in the how to.
Is it possible that one of you could repost the pics or PM me please
Thanks
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I worked it out. The instructions above were clear enough and I did some searching and found the various pictures on the web. It was fairly easy to adjust the push rod to the slave cylinder which effectively lowered the clutch bite point. This introduced a heck of a lot of slop at the top of the clutch pedal which I removed by getting access behind the fuse block. Removing the panels and the vent cover was easy, the left dash side panel comes off without having to pull the door weatherstrip. After removing the 3 bolts from the fuse block I was able to pull it towards me, just enough to get one hand and a 14mm wrench in to loosen the jam nut, awkward but doable with my large hands. The slop can be taken out of the clutch by hand, leaving a couple of mm of free play at the clutch pedal top position. Then tighten the jam nut.



It's a different car to drive now, the clutch feels more like my Z4 clutch and the pedal position is just slightly higher than the brake. This is how the factory should have done it.



Thank You to those who posted the how to, even thought the photos were gone it proved very helpful. I now have the photos and write up in a document that I put together.


Total job time 30-45 minutes with testing time.
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Just using a 12mm wrench. Loose this nut, turn the rod a few, like show in the picture. Then re-tight the nut. Now run the car. You can do this in just minutes. You can adjust until you like it. It tooks me 1 minute.
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There is nothing more to do or dissassembly.
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Just using a 12mm wrench. Loose this nut, turn the rod a few, like show in the picture. Then re-tight the nut. Now run the car. You can do this in just minutes. You can adjust until you like it. It tooks me 1 minute.
How has this been going for you? Has it held up since you did it. What exactly is that rod that you are adjusting?

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