In Reply to: 5-speed question- have 2 stop to get back into 1st posted by josh '72 -'02 on June 26, 2001 at 13:50:17:
Also, I wonder if the clutch is fully disengaging? Re-bleed the clutch hydraulics. I recall it was working fine at first. The clutch feel didn't have a solid feel to it like an 02 one, so I wonder if something is a bit off there? I am not sure how to adjust the free play in a 320i clutch slave cylinder. But you can adjust the pedal travel from inside the car in the pedal box. I can't recall offhand what the free travel should be, but it'll be in any manual.
Fialing that, I wonder if the old 320i clutch hose from the end of the new plastic hose to the clutch master cylinder needs replacing and expands too much when the pedal is pressed? Maybe this explains the 'soft' pedal feel. I thought I read a post somewhere that these 320i pieces are quite expensive. There were some recent posts to alternative hoses. I think VW brake hoses work as I recall. The post on this will be in the last couple of weeks.
Also, you might try adjusting the angled brace so that the shortened selector shaft (the silver one) is aligned properly so that the shifter action is correctly aligned.
Hope this helps.