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Old 12-07-2004, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have a '95 325 convertible 5-speed and would appreciate any thoughts on a couple of problems i seem to be having with it.

1) the clutch pedal seems a bit too high. i'm not that familiar with BMW's and have never owned one before, so I'm not sure what the norm is. can the clutch pedal be lowered? if so, how much does this usually cost?

2) my transmission pops out of first gear about once every 10 times i shift into first and it makes a really loud thud sound when it does it--almost sounds like i got rear ended. has anyone ever had this problem? if so, what kind of fix are we talking about here?

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well the clutch no you cant fix. its gonna eventually go lower, the more wear it recieves. how long depends on how good a driver you are. (meaning you dont want it to go lower, it will eventuallly mean having to replace it), what happens is that the teeth in the pressure plate begin to wear and loose its resistance to clamp , causing the clutch to sag (so to speak)

as for the transmission problem , it sounds kinda odd, have you had a pro check it out. mine , most certainly does not do that even once in 1000 times. could be a problem with the synchros
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well the clutch no you cant fix. its gonna eventually go lower, the more wear it recieves. how long depends on how good a driver you are. (meaning you dont want it to go lower, it will eventuallly mean having to replace it), what happens is that the teeth in the pressure plate begin to wear and loose its resistance to clamp , causing the clutch to sag (so to speak)

as for the transmission problem , it sounds kinda odd, have you had a pro check it out. mine , most certainly does not do that even once in 1000 times. could be a problem with the synchros
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Thanks for the input. Do you know if there's a kit i can use to replace the clutch pedal so it won't be so high or deep?

As for the transmission popping out, I'm taking the car in to be checked by a pro this week. This one baffles me.
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no kit that i know of. the only thing i can suggest is getting in touch with maybe a bmw race shop or someone who does custom race cars related to bmw's maybe they can steer you in a better direction
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Get a clutch stop.

THe tranny probably has a bad syncro, mine will do it in 2nd gear sometimes.
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Get a clutch stop.

THe tranny probably has a bad syncro, mine will do it in 2nd gear sometimes.
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does yours make a really loud thud sound, too, when it pops out of gear?

mine sounds so loud and sudden that i'm starting to develop a phobia of the first gear. ghead
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