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Necessary preliminary work:

Remove clutch master cylinder.

Note:

Figures show installed condition.

Removing and installing, replacing over-centre helper spring BMW 5 F18

Press bolt end (1) together with offset pliers and press out pin.

Removing and installing, replacing over-centre helper spring BMW 5 F18

Push in bolt (1) fully in direction of arrow.

Removing and installing, replacing over-centre helper spring BMW 5 F18

Detach clamps (1).

Installation note:

Check clamps, replace if necessary.

Retainers must lie with both shanks in the groove and snap audibly into place.

Slide out pin (2).

Installation note:

Lightly grease bolt.

Remove over-centre helper spring (3).

There are two versions:

Removing and installing, replacing over-centre helper spring BMW 5 F18

  1. Over-centre helper spring
  2. Reinforced over-centre helper spring

Assembly of over-centre helper spring:

Black holder (1) is fastened to clutch pedal

Smaller coil spacing of spring (2) points to black holder (1)

Secure grey holder (3) to bearing support Lightly grease holder and spring contact surfaces.

Removing and installing, replacing over-centre helper spring BMW 5 F18

Installation note:

Secure over-centre helper spring first with black holder to clutch pedal.

Gently press over-centre helper spring together and secure with grey holder to bearing support.

Connect clutch pedal to clutch master cylinder.

When replacing reinforced over-centre helper spring:

Remove locking clamp (1).