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I had the same problem..more..oops (archive)

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Posted by PHAT M3 on February 09, 2000 at 11:33:28:

In Reply to: 2nd Gear Vibration posted by Ghazi on February 08, 2000 at 23:23:37:

Turned out that the dual mass flywhel was wasted.....I changed it and vibes went with it.

TWO dealers could not figure it out...then I took it to a local BMW shop (Schatz & Krum--here in Sacramento) and he diagnosed it within 10 seconds of sitting in the car as either a wasted flywheel or a broken pressure plate tab. Turn out he was right.

When we took out the flywheel, the center section just spun freely...totaly wasted.

That MAY be it...I am just relaying what MY probelm was...

One thing to consider....the 95 M3's have a rather aggressive cam....that might also be what you are feeling--which would be normal.


i>: Hi --
: I'm new to the list & M3's so any information on the following question would be greatly appreciated. I just recently purchased a 1995 M3 with only 45K miles on it. The car looks flawless & is really clean. However, I notice a slight vibration in 2nd gear, between 2000 - 3000 RPM's. Again this is only in 2nd gear & the vibration seems to go away after 3000 RPM. Also, at idle there's slight missing going on. What could be causing this? Are these signs of a possible Over-Rev by the previous owner? Or a bent valve? Not sure.... Besides the above problems, the car seems to run fine & very smooth. Any info would be helpful.

: Thanks
: 1995 BMW M3
: Ghazi.

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