Nyxeris' E81 130i

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Re: E81 130i with stuff™

Post by Nyxeris » Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:59 pm

Onwards and upwards now that the folding mirrors are finally sorted :fest:

Added a new larger clutch stop today. These seem to be polarising for some reason? The idea (and design widely ripped off by tuning companies lol) has been floating around on forums for years - the factory clutch stop is roughly 15-20mm further back than it needs to be to allow 100% clutch engagement, so you can improve pedal feel by replacing it with one that isn't. I made a quick test stop out of furniture pads double sided taped to the OE stop. It's not a world beating difference but I like it - the clutch feels a lot less vague, and it also allowed me to adjust my driving position back a tiny bit. Bought a 'proper' rubber one off eBay and secured it with a dab of loctite.

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Because I read so many comments getting weirdly offended by this mod I decided to make certain it would be worthwhile - with one little trick I've managed to turn a cheap quality-of-life upgrade into a tangible performance boost for the car. I reckon it adds at least 50bhp now 8)

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Re: E81 130i with stuff™

Post by bstardchild » Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:32 pm

Nyxeris wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:59 pm
Onwards and upwards now that the folding mirrors are finally sorted :fest:

Added a new larger clutch stop today. These seem to be polarising for some reason? The idea (and design widely ripped off by tuning companies lol) has been floating around on forums for years - the factory clutch stop is roughly 15-20mm further back than it needs to be to allow 100% clutch engagement, so you can improve pedal feel by replacing it with one that isn't. I made a quick test stop out of furniture pads double sided taped to the OE stop. It's not a world beating difference but I like it - the clutch feels a lot less vague, and it also allowed me to adjust my driving position back a tiny bit. Bought a 'proper' rubber one off eBay and secured it with a dab of loctite.

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Because I read so many comments getting weirdly offended by this mod I decided to make certain it would be worthwhile - with one little trick I've managed to turn a cheap quality-of-life upgrade into a tangible performance boost for the car. I reckon it adds at least 50bhp now 8)

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Slightly confused by this mod

Are you saying the pedal travel is reduced?

Only it seems for mine I have to make sure the pedal is in the carpet on shifts and the bite point is very close to that point

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Re: E81 130i with stuff™

Post by Nyxeris » Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:22 am

bstardchild wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Slightly confused by this mod

Are you saying the pedal travel is reduced?

Only it seems for mine I have to make sure the pedal is in the carpet on shifts and the bite point is very close to that point
Yep, reduced 15mm or so. I still have a bit of lift before bite/engagement which gives it a nice balance of speed/smoothness unlike before where the last 20mm-ish of pedal travel was redundant.

Has someone already installed a bigger stop on yours?
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Re: E81 130i with stuff™

Post by bstardchild » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:35 am

Nyxeris wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:22 am
bstardchild wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:32 pm
Slightly confused by this mod

Are you saying the pedal travel is reduced?

Only it seems for mine I have to make sure the pedal is in the carpet on shifts and the bite point is very close to that point
Yep, reduced 15mm or so. I still have a bit of lift before bite/engagement which gives it a nice balance of speed/smoothness unlike before where the last 20mm-ish of pedal travel was redundant.

Has someone already installed a bigger stop on yours?
No idea but I’ll look next time I’m in the car - no where near it right now - thanks for the explanation

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Re: Nyxeris' E81 130i

Post by SamM140 » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:46 pm

Car is looking fab.

I’d love to swap my other half’s 116 fir one. The N52 is a peach of an engine.
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Plus my other half’s 2007 116 cheapy project

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Re: Nyxeris' E81 130i

Post by Nyxeris » Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:52 pm

SamM140 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Car is looking fab.

I’d love to swap my other half’s 116 fir one. The N52 is a peach of an engine.
Thanks!

You've got the 116 looking tip top, I definitely wouldn't be getting rid of that for a while after the effort you've put in.
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Re: Nyxeris' E81 130i

Post by SamM140 » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:40 pm

Nyxeris wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 5:52 pm
SamM140 wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:46 pm
Car is looking fab.

I’d love to swap my other half’s 116 fir one. The N52 is a peach of an engine.
Thanks!

You've got the 116 looking tip top, I definitely wouldn't be getting rid of that for a while after the effort you've put in.
Cheers buddy. It’s nit looking too bad. Roll on spring for a wheel refurb, calliper paint etc. Still want a 130 though!
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Plus my other half’s 2007 116 cheapy project

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