Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Throttle return spring too strong
I don't remember anyone playing around with the "return" spring.
Lat year I replaced the cables in my 00 with the latest version BMW has. I seem to remember that this version is the second or third one BMW has to help reduce this problem.
You can check with your local dealer if the latest version is the one that came with your 06. In the past some have tried adding teflon lubrication into the cables--something BMW warns against trying. This was on the earliest version of the cable; I don't remember anyone reporting back that it helped.
If someone has taken off the upper side panel, on the shift lever side, the cable may not have been placed back exactly where it belongs. from having spent way to much time playing with cables and adjusting the cables to get the CC working, I have first hand knowledge that routing the cable effects the ease or difficulty or turning the cable.
Sorry I cannot offer more hope.
best from Tucson
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