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Old 04-26-2004, 11:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everybody
I'm new here so dont be to hard on me!

I've got a ghead BIG ghead problem with my SMG box (99 E36 3.2 Evo) Its stuck in 3rd gear, if i short the jumper out to put it in N it blows the fuses.
Somebody said its the "pressure sphere"? others have said its the compressor. I'm assuming both are the same, or at least in the same area.
The problem seemed to start when it was serviced and the box was overfilled with fluid, i took out about 1/3 ltr to lower it to the max level.

Is it a Massive job to do? Anybody else had similar problems?

All/Any advise is very welcome.

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Old 04-26-2004, 11:19 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I dont think they is anyone with a euro smg m3 here. Because its a U.S. forum. But you never know. TECH might know about it.
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Thanks mate, all help/ideas are very welcome
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Damn its early here, only 9:26am. Anyways. If I were you I would Private Message (PM) TECH. He is a moderator here on the forum.
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Thanks Turbo, i've PM'd Tech.

Its 17.34 here by the way! (Warrington, near Manchester/Liverpool UK)
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Thanks Turbo, i've PM'd Tech.

Its 17.34 here by the way! (Warrington, near Manchester/Liverpool UK)
No problem. Uhh 17 hundred is uhhh, 5pm for us? I think it is. 5 hrs ahead of EST here in the U.S.
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Man, I don't know about that system. The only SMG problems on our US cars, the M3, is mainly the hydraulic pump burning out. That is indicated by a blown 40amp (?) fuse that powers it.
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Thanks for the information Tech, that sounds exactly whats up with it.
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I dont think they is anyone with a euro smg m3 here. Because its a U.S. forum. But you never know. TECH might know about it.
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