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Quick reminder how to get rid of US spec long clutch pedal travel.
It was probably mentioned here before but here it is anyway:
I hated the fact that my car had a long clutch travel and after I installed thicker clutch pedal stop, I had the problem with car not starting due to piston not depressing all the way. On 03 the EWS / cruise switch is integrated with the piston and I've seen some posts where rewiring that sensor resulted in some limited success. Plus, I really prefer not to rewire anything that is connected with EWS.
Than I though about my P.A Soft and sure enough, simple as a pie:
Go to EWS coding data and there is a section with 2 options: US automatic gearbox / clutch (that was default on mine) and Euro manual gearbox option. Switched to Euro manual gearbox, saved the data and voila, car now starts without pressing the clutch pedal.
Obviously, word of caution: You have to make sure car is in neutral and I'm a truck driver so it's second nature to me. So it's definitely not viable option for everybody but just thought to share the info.
2003 BMW M5 Blue Water Metallic
VDO oil pressure gauge * ZHP weighed shifter * Euro leather armrest * Spal electric fan * Bilstein B6 (stock springs retained) struts and shocks * Supersprint headers, HJS cats, X pipe, Vibrant Performance resonators, Supersprint Magnum mufflers and all new SS T304 Vibrant Performance mandrel bend tubing.
2003 BMW X5 4.6is Saphire Black Metallic
1997 BMW 528iA Alpine White
Last edited by BWM; 13th May 2018 at 12:29 AM.