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Posted by Allen on June 26, 2001 at 12:19:16:

In Reply to: e21 5spd conversion.....shifting? posted by Allen on June 25, 2001 at 16:11:50:

Thanks guys, here's some (probably too late) additional info:

EVERYTHING is brand mounting bushings, new MM/Autosolutions short shifter with bronze bushings, etc. I tend to think it's in the tranny itself.

I guess I'm relieved (and P.O.'d at the same time) to hear that it's a common issue. If anyone has a solution I would appreciate the input.

Thanks again.

I just completed the conversion, and I love having the 5th gear (especially with the 3.90 diff!), but I'm not real happy with the actual shift quality. Actually, it can be a real pain!

I can row through the gears first through fifth no problem, but downshifting from fifth to fourth is difficult to do. I almost have to take it to neutral to get it down to fourth. Fifth to third downshift is no problem. It's not a syncro problem, but in the shift pattern itself.

I talked to another guy who has the 245/5 tranny in his '02, and he said he has the exact same problem. What's up with that? This is a pretty common upgrade, has anyone else experienced the same thing? Is it an install problem, a tranny problem, or just an inherent quirk of this tranny?


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