1600, 2000 AND 2002 MODELS
Measure the length of the clutch tension spring (hook-to-hook). Specified length is 3.5 inches (92mm). If the dimension is incorrect, unlock the 2 nuts, rotate them together as necessary to get the correct length, and then relock them.3 SERIES
See Figure 1
Measure the distance between the bottom edge of the clutch pedal and the firewall (A). It should be roughly 10 inches (255mm).
1987-88 325 models and M3 do not require clutch pedal adjustment. If out of specification, loosen the locknut and rotate the piston rod on the pedal to correct.6-Cylinder Engines
EXCEPT 3 SERIES
See Figures 2, 3 and 4
Measure the length of the over-center spring (Dimension A) and, if necessary, loosen the locknut and rotate the shafts as necessary to get the proper clearance. Measure the distance (Dimension B) from the firewall to the tip of the clutch pedal and move the pedal in or out, if necessary, by loosening the locknut and rotating the shaft.
See Figure 1
Measure the distance between the bottom edge of the clutch pedal and the firewall (A). It should be roughly 10 inches (25cm).
1600 and 2000 Models
On 1600 and 2000 models, the free-play of the thrust rod at the release lever is adjusted at 8,000 mile (13,000 km) intervals. Loosen the locknut and turn the nut until 0.1-0.13 inches (3.0-3.5mm) clearance exist between the release lever and the adjustment nut on the thrust rod. Tighten the locknut.Except 1600 and 2002 Models
The 1600 and 2002 vehicles are the only models covered by this guide to utilize a cable clutch actuating system. All other models use a hydraulic system for which no free-play adjustments are necessary or possible.