3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
i just recently got a manual 330xi and i'm having problems shifting from first to second. i just cant seem to get a smooth transition when upshifting just from 1st to 2nd. i got all the other transitions, but this one just keeps on plaguing me. anyone have any tricks or methods that they use to minimize jerking?
I was having the same problems when I bought my manual 325i last year. The shifts from 1st to 2nd wern't smooth at all, while the others were. I was a bit bugged about it too considering I've always owned a manual. After a month or so I didn't notice it anymore so I guess a little practice/time behind the wheel fixed it.
I don't know of any tricks or anything - maybe just give it a little time. My 1st to 2nd shifts are now just as smooth as any other.
1st to 2nd is the hardest gear and they get easier as they go up. Maybe try matching the rpms or letting the clutch out differently, just experiment, all cars are different, it took me about a month till i was smooth with every gear in my car.
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