Rejoice E30 owners, we heard you! With our popular throttle cable bushings for other chassis' (found here), E30 guys wanted a solution for their cars as well... Here it is! Unlike other BMW chassis such as the E36 and E46, the e30 throttle cable isn't threaded. Instead, it uses a barb on the throttle cable and not threads. Well, we are proud to finally release a throttle cable bushing specific to E30's only!
With age, the E30 M20 & M10 OEM throttle cable bushing gets soft and spongy or outright crack letting the throttle cable sag. The throttle response gets worse since the cable must first straighten up before it starts to move the throttle plate. Replacing the worn bushings with the billet aluminum bushings eliminates cable sag to give a crisp throttle response. These are quick and simple upgrades that will wake up the way your engine revs. We recommend tightening the throttle cable and replacing it with a fresh throttle cable as well for best results.
Will these fit my BMW E30?
These throttle cable bushings are designed to fit all E30s equipped with M10s and M20s
Quick Tip: Its easier to replace the bushings if you remove the throttle body from the intake manifold
Unhook the throttle cable from the throttle bodyStep 2:
Unscrew the throttle cable from the factory bushing and carefully cut the old bushing off the cableStep 3:
Put the throttle cable through the aluminum bushing.
Put the aluminum bushing through the throttle cable bushing bracket and secure it with the snap-ring providedStep 5:
Reinstall the throttle cable back on the throttle body and install it back on the intake manifold.
Step 6: Adjust the tension on the throttle cable till it's tight but still allows the throttle body to close without interference.