I place this message on the E36 forum, because the gearbox I have a question about is the Getrag S5D 250, which is mainly used in the 320i, 323i and 325i E36
My girlfriend just bought a e39 520i (november 1996). The car has only done 110.000 registered kms (65000 mls) and looks, smells and drives like a new one, except for on thing: When I drove it through the city, the manual gearbox jumped out of first gear on 3 ocasions (when I wanted to drive away from the green light). After this experence, I tried to cause it again on a parking-lot but I couldn't. Also my girlfriend never has this problem, until now. The clutch and transmission operate precise and smooth.
Does somebody if we have a problem and how it can be fixed?
Arjan (from the Netherlands)