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I recently bought a 95 318 is. When the weather is cool (below 65F) the 5 speed is very stiff for the first few miles I drive before loosening up. I have to force it into each gear, and there's a bit of a grind when I get it in gear. This is especially bad in first. I took it to a mechanic to check fluids and he said that the transmission lubricant was fine, but I suspect he might not have checked and was just shining me on since I asked him as an afterthought. I guess my question is: is this stiffness normal, or is there something amiss with the tranny?

The car also has another issue that might be related. Sometimes, when I put the shifter in first gear at a dead stop, it jumps out of gear as I let out the clutch. This is accompanied by a loud thump that does not sound good at all. If I put the gear into first while the car is rolling this doesn't happen. Is this as bad as I suspect it is? I'd appreciate any ideas.
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Mine is difficult to get into 1st in cold weather - 5 minutes later she is warm and fine

The thumping and gear jumping sounds like a tranny problem! There are loads of posts on here about your particular problem and searching will help you find relevant info

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