Hi guys - Just bought a 1993 325i that has issues every 10th or so shift into third.
If I jam it in there it engages. Also if i back off of it and let it back into neutral and try again it has no problem.
There is no pattern with cold/warm shifting or any other pattern that I've been able to see.
Could this be an adjustment problem? i.e., need to replace bushings, guides, etc - or does it sound more like a transmission problem (synchro related) or a cluth problem.
Also, the problem is not fully isolated to 3rd gear - it just happens most frequnetly there.... the other gears have a hard time every 30th shift or so
The best way to describe it is that I almost feel like I can't find the slot for the gear, or that I need to put the gear lever just in the right place... if it's just a mm off, it doesn't get in the right slot...
Ok - please let me know if you guys know what the issue might be. This is my first bmw and I really love it (other than this shifting issue).