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I just picked up my 328! (archive)

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Posted by John on December 22, 1998 at 10:18:46:

I just picked up my 328 and in a word...I love it!
But I have a question guys...I've never owned a car with a manual tranny before. As such, I've missed about 50 shifts in this car. Each time I hear this grinding noise. Is this bad for the transmission? And now the darn thing won't shift into second? Could this be a by product of my shifting? I also get this burning smell whenever leaving quickly from a stop light (its not tire smoke). The dealer says that I don't know how to drive, but I don't think I'm that bad.
Also my friend told me hold the car at about 7500 rmp in first gear every once in awhile to "clear the valves". Do you guys do this to? Any suggestions
would help. Thanks.


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