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      06-07-2011, 03:14 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Navin323i View Post
Was this issue 1st and 2nd gear grind affecting only 2008 M3s or does it affect 2009 thru 2011 as well?
Good question, Navin. The grind appears in all 6MTs as far as i know and is considered normal feature of the tranny. I don't think it's as bad on new ones, but it's just how BMW trannys are. All mine have done it.

While my car is 99% fine, the notchniess of 1 to 2 or 3 to 2 is what's really bothering me these days (probably because i spend so much time on here reading about issues with the car that i tend to over diagnose my own). If I can get it replaced and eliminate the issue while at the same time getting a new tranny on the house, why not? I know there were some 2009 6MT tranny's that had theirs replaced as well. I have not heard of any issues with 2011...

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2008 E92 M3 6MT, AW/Blk Ext., brushed aluminum
2006 E46 M3 ZCP 6MT Carbon blk/blk(sold)
2001 E46 325Xi 5MT Jet Blk/Blk (sold)