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Old Fri, Jun-05-2009, 01:06:13 AM   #101
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Or you can make one without using any bolts:
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I've had mine on for a year now, best mod I've done!
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Old Thu, Oct-29-2009, 01:14:39 PM   #102
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this DIY made LOL like Lutz
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Old Wed, Jun-12-2013, 03:21:06 AM   #103
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I know this is an old thread. But I just wanted to say how great this DIY is! Just went to my local Lowe's and bought the exact same elevator bolt as listed, along with some grippers. Screwed it in until it started to become snug on my 95' M3. It's the perfect distance and fit.

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Since Lowes in South County San Diego is completely out of size I decided to stop by at O'Riellys and found a better alternative.
Its stainless steel with washer and nut for anal people like me lol
The best less than $3 mod so far!


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Old Fri, Aug-09-2013, 12:03:07 PM   #105
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DON'T BUY THE BOLT IN ANYTHING OTHER THAN 10MM OR you will be messing up the threads in your car. I also think I could have gotten away with 1 & 1/4" long. I had to really tighten that bolt otherwise I was having starting issues when the car was warm. I also shaved down the rubber furniture protector I put on the end of the bolt - it is nice and keeps it from clicking metal on metal every shift.

I can't take credit for this, I read the following excerpt in Obioban's sticky thread -

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Folks - The clutch-stop is a great idea! Thanks. I have an improvement. The postsI read suggested a 3/8" 'elevator' or similar bolt. This works ok, but the hole for the BMW clutch pad is really metric threaded. In fact it's an M10-1.50 thread. The 3/8" SAE bolt thread is similar, but not quite right. It goes in about 1/2", then jams as it locks up in the threads.

I went to Lowes and bought an M10-1.50 x 40mm "Hex Cap Screw" (bolt), for $.92. I also bought some M10-1.50 Hex Nut (5 pack for $1.29), and a 1" black Nylon Hole Plug cap ($1.29). I screwed the nut onto the bolt, threaded the bolt into the hole, adjusted the bolt so it's just low enough for the clutch pedal to hit the point where the starter engages, then tighted the nut down to keep the bolt from moving. The bolt has a broad 17mm head. I put some strong double-sided tape on the bolt head, the put the black nylon cap on top --- and the perfect, adjustable clutch-stop!

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