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Re: HELP! (archive)

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Posted by GideonArcher on April 17, 2000 at 17:40:43:

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

I was worried that would happen to me before I got my car. I too am basically a novice at owning a performance car, and I find it REALLY easy to go up and down the gear tree. Sometimes my foot beats my hand, and I get a quick grind (which pisses me off to no end), but going into first is VERY blatant in my car.

I would make sure a dealer checks it out and that it is to spec. I woudl also drive some other coupes or roasters and see how theirs feel. Lastly I would buy the 320i engine mounts and the tranny enforcer which is supposed to keep that tranny planted in one location no matter what the load (ok, so there is still some shift, but supposedly not as bad as without)

: 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

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