been the first on the forum to find the new switch a couple years ago. The long and the short of it is that you cant disable that switch. I discovered that a magnet attached to it would disable it but would cause substantial throttle response problems. The folks at UUC discovered that you could retrofit the old assembly in and then disable that. I cant say whether or not thats possible on the Z4
Quote Originally Posted by Nick325xiT 5spd The long and the short of it is that you cant disable that switch. I discovered that a magnet attached to it would disable it but would cause substantial throttle response problems. Thanks. Is it the wired mechanism on the side of the clutch cylinder behind the clutch pedal Would you attach a magnet to that I dont plan on actually doing this but I thought
Thanks That is what I thought it might be. There is a similar piece on the brake pedal arm that actually has a contact point to activate the brake lights. Must work internally with the clutch pedal. I would also think that it could be programmed if it also appears on the Euro models but is not activated.
That dead pedal is probably one of the best looking ones but its what the E46 M3 had. So unless its made for the Z4 it would not work. I bought the Modbargains pedals and called and asked about the dead pedal. The guy told me it would take some major cuttingmods to make their dead pedal fit the Z4. In fact the picture of the set installed is in an E46 and not a Z4. Although their other pedals fit perfect in the Z4. For 20 it may be fun to try and make that one fit..it looks great
Quote Originally Posted by kav Which dead pedals are you guys using on your Z4M I found this one for a great price httpwwwmotion.compartloca...catalogid4462 Ill be making one to match the bmw accessory pedals. Not going to be cheap. Stainless alone is over a hundred.
Quote Originally Posted by PalantirionBMS MRTMs pedal set (and dead pedal) are the best (IMO) in existence. They look great the grip great (wet or dry) and they mount easy. I prefer the bmw ones. If I was going with aluminum again I would go with the Skaggs ones. No one makes a dead pedal that fits. httpwww.unofficialbmw.come36int...gs_pedals.html
Quote Originally Posted by Ron Stygar I prefer the bmw ones. If I was going with aluminum again I would go with the Skaggs ones. No one makes a dead pedal that fits. Hate to drag this up from the dead but I was wondering if you made the custom dead pedal and how it came out. I just ordered the bmw SS pedal set and would love to have a matching dead pedal...
If I am not mistaken your vehicle is equipped with a vacuum brake booster. There may be the beginning of a internal vacuum leak in the booster. If hissing sound comes and goes with the brake pedal being pressed and released then it is likely that the booster is starting to go bad. Eventually pedal will require more pressure to stop the vehicle and SES light may come on showing lean AF mixture. Hope this helps.
Quote Originally Posted by blau335 This thing has more side to side slop then any car I have ever owned. M cars are supposed to be nice and tight then they throw this in there What a joke. Does anyone make an aftermarket bushing or something to cure this The 335 wasnt 335 uses the over center spring. Z4 uses an extension spring which is better IMO. Both use the same bushings.
Quote Originally Posted by Randumb I have to chime in. Mine is also very loose and wobbles side to side. Compared to the old miata it might as well be a dangling... well you know. I think people are confusing stiffnes with slop. I havnt had a chance to get under and check it out yet but Im hoping somethings loose because its pretty bad. Clutch pedals should go up and down and thats it. Besides the clutch in this car is not even stiff Its stiffer then my 335 but not stiff by any means for a sporty car. I expected that since its bmw though they can only go so far back to basics.
Quote Originally Posted by PalantirionBMS Mine also wobbles side-to-side if you wiggle it with your foot. I wasnt sure if that was design or error. Being plastic and the stock bushings it does have some slop. With the center over spring normally on the Ms it takes a shift to the left with time. The Z4 uses the extension spring. Z3 link shows what the stock bushings look like. httpwww.unofficialbmw.come36dri...edal_slop.html
Quote Originally Posted by Ron Stygar Being plastic and the stock bushings it does have some slop. With the center over spring normally on the Ms it takes a shift to the left with time. The Z4 uses the extension spring. Z3 link shows what the stock bushings look like. httpwww.unofficialbmw.come36dri...edal_slop.html Thats what Im difuring ours is like. They have to make a replacement. Ill check the