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If it was an IS250 I would say it would be embarrassing but the 3IS50 is okay. Like I said before, what you're describing to me sounds pretty normal in terms of shifter feel. I thought it was weird at first as well.
I also recently purchased a 2006 Z4 M roadster with 30K miles on it, and I am also very nervous about the clutch/transmission sounds I am getting: engagement/disengagement of the clutch between 1 and 2nd, yields a lot of unpleasant rattles/ clunks.I can hear it mostly when I have the top up.
Also, when the car is turning off, I get a similar sounds and rattles.
I took it to a dealership in the bay area which assured me that this was normal for the Z4 Ms. I had an 06 3.0si for 3yrs before that and I drove many manual BMWs and this is not standard behavior for them.
Any other Z4 M owners that are experiencing similar symptoms? Is this really normal for this transmission?
I have a rather unique ///M, and one with a very heavy duty clutch - a Dinan Stage 3 sports clutch, but in my experience I have not had any of the rattles or unpleasant sounds you mention. As to sticking from first to second gear, I find my car requires precision and sticks a bit from 2nd to 3rd gears, and despite the short shift kit in it, I believe the bearings are becoming slightly worn in the gearbox, causing this. I say go to a dealer with a good reputation (perhaps Werkzians from near you can recommend some)? And STAY ON THEM - don't let the dealer blow you off - demand an adequAte recommendation - you are the customer! This doesnt sound ok to me that ugly sounds are coming out. Good luck. I hope you get to really enjoy the new ///M Roadster - it's a wonderful car!
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I got my BMW Z4 M Roadster last may with 46,167m with CPO. Driving my car now i felt that the Clutch was getting heavy. I have 49,895m and still under warranty with CPO. Is clutch wear not covered with BMW CPO warranty? I don't or burn out tires. I felt how heavy my clucth was when I drive it to Houston Texas city traffic. Pls correct me if I am wrong. I just wanna know the truth..
After much debate, i had the CDV delete done, oil change, and transmission oil replaced. though it is supposed to be a lifetime fill, had it done anyway. WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!! I highly recommend doing this if you are finding the clutch a bit clunky like i had. While yes, you can work with the 1-2 shift by timing it properly and using the left side shift, the CDV delete made it work like every other 6 speed on the market. cost is negligible but you get a brand new car driving experience out of the deal.
the roadster is a whole new level of crazy.
Look into it, and know what you are about to do. Best decision i've made in the modding of the car.
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