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      09-02-2008, 08:19 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by gthirtyfizle View Post
Oh and one more thing. When changing gears, is it normal to sometimes here like the switching of the gear, or whatever the noise is when depressing clutvh and switching gears? Like I said, im really sorry if these are dumb questioons, just trying to figure things out. Few ppl have said its normal on a 6mt to hear the little gear changing noise, but wanted to run it by u guys.
It sounds like you are hearing the BMW 6MT "clunk". If that's what you mean, that is normal. Happens when disengaging the clutch.

Search "How a Manual Transmission works" on the internet (not here), and try to find a few sites that explain how it works exactly. Some will provide animations which help clarify the functionality. That should answer your basics questions.