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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.

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Old 12-29-2003, 12:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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ok i got some problems with my shifter, well when i'm shifting to second for some reason its a lot harder than the other gears and it kinda catches on somthing with out being in the gear trys to stop, and it then requires additional force to push it into the gear. second its just really sloppy.
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Old 12-29-2003, 07:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If this happens after the transmision is warn it is a syncronizer issue.

The issue is only corrected by removing the transmission.

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A lot of BMW's have chronically have a hard shifting problem (especially while cold). You could try changing your fluid to Redline MTL. A lot of people have noticed improvements after doing so.
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i think i was unclear... its not the actual gears (i don't think) it seems to just be somthing in the linkage. does that make sense?
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Sounds like a good reason to buy a short shift kit. Should replace all the worn bushings giving you a precision shifting experiance.
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is it just the bushings guys? can i just replace them? how easy? is there a DIY article?
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