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Problems with E30 M3 Gearbox. (archive)

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Posted by Sandeep Sethi on November 11, 1999 at 06:06:02:

Hi, I hope someone can offer some advice.

The gearbox on my M3 has recently got pretty difficult to use. Especially when cold.

I also have real problems shifting from 1st to 2nd and also 3rd to 2nd.

There is a slight crunching as I try and to avoid it I have to change gear very slowly at lower revs. (Which I know do!) Someone indicated a synchromesh but I am not clear what that means.

A BMW garage in Belgium simply said I need a new gearbox which is crazy as the car drives fine when in gear - any advice and help would be much appreciated!


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