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      09-08-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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clutch arm bushings

Has anyone installed UUC clutch arm bushings on a 128i? I installed them on a previous Z4 and really liked them so I just got a set for the 128i as the clutch pedal really has a lot of lateral travel. The instructions UUC sends are rather generic and not 128i specific. I searched but did not find a DIY thread for this. anyone done it? Anything 128i specific I should know? Thanks in advance.
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should be like the e90, maybe they have DIY for a clutch stop that will show you how to get to the area( ie what panels to remove)
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I'm suprised that no one has used these bushings yet. My concern is more about disconnecting the electrical that is attached to the inside of the panel than actually changing the bushings as I have all ready done this once. Any thoughts?
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well I doubt Z4 has an assembly that is very different.
I would consult RealOEM for parts and see where the clutch pedal assembly in 128i is also found.

128i: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...91&hg=35&fg=05

same clutch pedal part #: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/partxref....eur=&details=1
Seems e90 is the best match. Maybe they have it on their forum as a DIY..


I would love to see the DIY since I did consider the Derlin bushings 2 month ago. Also I don't know how many you need, 1 or 2 of the bushings
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The Z4 only had a light which easily unpluged. I looked at the 128i and it has several bits of electrical attached on the inside held in with what appear to be one way clips. The pedal assembly is much the same as the Z4. If anyone has taken one of these apart, any suggestions would be great.
The bushings come in a set of two. The improvement on the Z4 was well worth it. As the 128 has a lot of lateral play, they cna only help here as well.

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The Z4 only had a light which easily unpluged. I looked at the 128i and it has several bits of electrical attached on the inside held in with what appear to be one way clips. The pedal assembly is much the same as the Z4. If anyone has taken one of these apart, any suggestions would be great.
The bushings come in a set of two. The improvement on the Z4 was well worth it. As the 128 has a lot of lateral play, they cna only help here as well.
Did you ever figure this out?
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Did you ever figure this out?
I did talk to the manufacturer and they assured me that they would fit the 128i. However since that time, I decided that I really wanted an actual sports car so I got a 2006 Z4 coupe ( it had 9k miles on it when I bought it. Like new). My wife will now drive the 128i and she does not seem to mind the play in the clutch so I expect to use the clutch arm bushings in my Z4.
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My experience has lead me to never buy another UUC product again.
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My experience has lead me to never buy another UUC product again.
I used these bushings on a previous Z4 and really liked the lack of lateral play the offered and look forward to using them on my current Z4. That said I used a UUC short shift on an old M coupe and after all kinds of fiddling with it and the DSSR, it was never satisfactory. I will not buy another short shift from them. So on this front, I completely agree with you. On the Z4 forum, the few people that have tried a UUC short shift have had various problems with them.
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I used these bushings on a previous Z4 and really liked the lack of lateral play the offered and look forward to using them on my current Z4. That said I used a UUC short shift on an old M coupe and after all kinds of fiddling with it and the DSSR, it was never satisfactory. I will not buy another short shift from them. So on this front, I completely agree with you. On the Z4 forum, the few people that have tried a UUC short shift have had various problems with them.
Their clutches are also junk.

More than any of that though, their customer service is spectacularly awful. Blaming the customer, yelling at the customer, lying, and generally not standing behind their product in any way. I've seen it happen to so many people that I am just done with them and providing any cash their way.

Much like I was happy to see HPF go under finally.
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