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Re: HELP! (archive)

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Posted by John Vetrano on April 17, 2000 at 14:14:45:

In Reply to: HELP! posted by MichaelR on April 17, 2000 at 13:41:43:

: I have now missed the 2nd to 3rd shift on more than a few occassions. During hard acceleration 3rd just seems to be 'lost' for lack of a better term.

: I'm not an expert driver but I never (well almost never) experience missed shifts in my other cars and I find this gearbox a bitch to shift well quickly.

: Am I just in need of an education or does anyone else have a similar viewpoint.

: I mean 2nd to 3rd seems like a damn mile to me and ends up a dead end when I get there.

: Missing a shift is embarrasing enough so go easy..

: Thanks
: Michael
: 99 Evergreen M Coupe

Michael, I haven't ground a shift yet but I have accidentally ended up in 5th instead of 3rd. That was my fault, not the car's! I find the gearbox a bit notchy but I am growing to appreciate it. When I went back to drive my '86 535i the gearbox felt loose as a goose! Perhaps the dealer should make sure things are in good shape with yours?

Cheers, JSV

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