Originally Posted by Seattle S65B40
My 6MT is really noisy. Anyone else? It just sounds so clunky. Like when you put the clutch in at low speeds, it makes a clunky sound. I know it's normal (E46 M3 did the same), but does it have to be so embarrassing? sometimes it makes people look over like there is something wrong with the car...
I found that I could nearly eliminate this noise by carefully timing when the clutch goes in relative to when you roll out of the throttle. If the gears are loaded too much on deceleration or a mior amount of throttle still on it will clunk. With some practice you can make it pretty quiet.