3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
Hey guys, I have an 86 325 and its recently started to get colder out and i notice that when my engine is cold the transmission is very hard to shift, i have a 5 speed manual. It grinds going into second and is especially hard to shift back into first. But after i warm up the car it shifts fine, any ideas?
No tag takes regular ATF, redline is ok, but any name brand dexron/mercon III will do the job better than orginal 100,000+ mile old fluid. The yellow on the fill bolt is just there to signal that the fluid hasn't been messed with, also put there to signal that the plug is tight. 86 was the year the green tag was mostly found on, but I have found 86 transmissions in other year cars.
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