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#1 (permalink) Old 05-22-2008, 07:30 PM
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Weird play in the shifter..

Hey all. I have an E36 M3 and I feel like when I put the car in gear there is a ton of play in the shifter.. Almost like the car was in neutral but in every gear. Are there some bushing in there that I should check out. Or is this normal and should be disregarded. thanks



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How many miles? That sounds just like the shifter in my E30.

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worn out bushings.



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only 75,000. How much of a pain in the ass do you think it would be to replace those bushings? and is there any possibility.. Another question on have is I see alot of short throw shift kits on ebay for really cheap. R those bad boys worth looking at I would figure it would be the same peices and parts as any other pricey one.. What are your guys thoughts on this?



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OMG, you're such a n00b

It is the bushings. Use the DIY from pelicanparts. Can be done in 30 minutes. May take you up to a couple of hours your first time, but it is not hard.

Instead of dropping $$$$ on an aftermarket ssk, just put in the shifter from an z3 m coupe.

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Its ur bushings. And why buy the kits from ebay where you DONT know what your getting; when you can get the z3 ssk for like $85 from understeer?

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^+1,000,000, so i guess everyone likes the z3 shifter!


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Kyle always recommends the early z4 3.0 shifter, which is the same as the 330i zhps' shifter, so there is that option as well.

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that Z3 SSK from understeer doesn't happen to come with some bushings would it.. hit the two birds with one stone.. Would happen to luck out on that would I ..?



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what bushings exactly am I looking to replace?



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Effin' lazy kids these days. I'm not even kidding. Really pissed me off...

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try bmaparts.com, everyone who has ever recommended it says to call and ask for patrick and he can get you what you want, I think they sell a kit that comes with the shifter bushing.


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my 6 feels like that... I'm going for the Z4 Shifter....I'm going to see if i can make my own Poly Bushings...

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