so, less than 400 miles into owning the iM, my fiance and i have decided the clutch is simply horrible.
The pedal engagement is WAY too high, and that weird spring loaded first 1" of travel makes for weird upshifts/downshifts.
14mm combo wrench
12mm combo wrench
needle nose pliers
10mm combo wrench
10mm ratchet/socket (preferably 1/4" drive, more compact)
The first thing to address: Clutch engagement height.
I don't have many pix of this process, as i was upside down under the dash, but if you lay with your head in the footwell and look up, you'll see a plastic coupler, and metal linkage with jam nut. I ended up almost bottoming the linkage out (shortened) in order to get the clutch to start engaging about 1" from the floor.
once you get the engagement where you like it, you'll notice the springy slop at the "top" of the clutch pedal engagement. This can be fixed by adjusting the start position bolt.
1. pull the door seal down, allowing you to remove the side panel. the side panel comes off with gentle prying.
2. Remove air vent/ and the trim next to the gauge cluster
3. Remove the panel below the air vent. There's a screw under the third switch blank
4. You'll need to move the fuse panel out of the way to reach the adjustment bolt.
here's how the dash should look
5. once the fuse panel is pulled out of the way, you can access the adjustment bolt.
the pedal height will only decrease slightly, but the overall feel is greatly improved. gone is that weird springy overcenter feeling, and clutch engagement is where it should be, near the floor.
NOTE! take it for a drive, and make sure cruise control still works. the clutch switch at the top of the stroke must still be held. this switch is adjustable, but shouldn't have to be messed with if the proper amount of slack is taken up. If you do adjust the clutch further down, you' may have to adjust the upper clutch switch to still be engaged when the clutch is not pressed.
Thanks for reading, hope this helps!