BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Basic Throttle Setting

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  1. Disconnect the accelerator cable and loosen the throttle stop screw.
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  3. Adjust the distance between the throttle lever and the stop screw to 0.039-0.06 inches (1.0-1.5mm) clearance.
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  5. Loosen the throttle lever clamping screw and position the throttle valve in the housing to zero play. Tighten the clamping screw.
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  7. Tighten the throttle stop screw one complete turn and lock it in place.
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  9. Adjust the accelerator cable to the throttle lever and attach.
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