In Reply to: 99M3 difficult to shift into 1st sometimes(more) posted by Yella on April 21, 1999 at 14:29:47:
: I have a three week old M3 and here are some minor inconveniences. Did anyone else encounter this? Any infor would be very appreciated.
: 1.) It's difficult to shift to 1st gear sometimes. It doesn't happen all the time.
: 2.) Clutch shudders(mild vibrations) when I try to shift fast . Even this doesn't happen all the time.
: 3.) Clutch squealing. Happens all the time.
: 4.) Wind noise.
: 5.) Very mild steering vibration at ~70mph. This happens very few times. So, I thought it has to do with the road.
I just picked up my 99M3 Friday and noticed similar problems.
2. When pushing in clutch, I hear and feel a shudder in the trans.
4. The wind noise comes from the windshield.I also have the same noise for 99 528i.
5. My steering vibrates also. Initially, it did this constantly, but after 300mi it vibrates only sometimes. Similar to what your describing.
I've made an appt. this Friday to take care of align/balancing. I'll let you know if this fixes no. 5.
Hope this helps.