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3 inch bolt behind gas pedal

I have a question regarding my 1999 bmw e46 323i. There is a 3 inch bolt behind the gas petal that can be removed. I heard that if u remove this bolt it increases horsepower... is that true or will it end up messing something up?

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It manly keeps the pedal from smacking the floor. You car still gets to full throttle with it there.

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Dont remove it if it did give you more power they wouldnt put it there keep it in place

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Fig. A view of the starter motor mounting fasteners and dowel pin. The mounting bolts are threaded into the starter motor

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Fig. The starter motor mounting bolts are a different size than the transmission-to-engine mounting bolts

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I hope help you with this (rated this help) Good luck.

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