BMW Coupes and Sedans 1970-1988 Repair Guide

Throttle Valve

Print

ADJUSTMENT



Except 3.0Si Models

See Figure 1

  1. Loosen the throttle lever clamp screw and the throttle stop screw.
  2.  
  3. Press the throttle valve closed and tighten the throttle stop screw until the clearance between the roller and the gate is approximately 0.02-0.4 inches (0.5-1.0mm).
  4.  
  5. Tighten the throttle lever clamp screw. Tighten the throttle stop screw one complete turn and lock with the locknut.
  6.  



Click image to see an enlarged view

Fig. Fig. 1: Throttle valve adjustment

  1. Adjust the throttle switch and the idle speed.
  2.  

3.0Si Models
  1. Loosen the locknut and loosen the adjusting screw until there is play between the stop and the screw.
  2.  
  3. Tighten the adjusting screw until the stop just makes contact. Operate the throttle lever several times and allow it to snap back against the stop by spring pressure.
  4.  
  5. Tighten the adjusting screw one full turn and lock the screw with the locknut.
  6.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo