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      10-21-2012, 12:19 PM   #1
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RE SSK Problems?

Hi Guys,

I took my car out today and once I got off the highway I could not shift into another gear...the shifter just fell.

It has been like that since, you literally have to pull-up the shifter to get it to engage into a gear. The minute you clutch-in, and shift into another gear it falls and goes limp - never finding the gate, unless you pull it up.

The only modifications I have in this department is the RE SSK - according to my garage, it must be a shifter problem (loose linkage, or something). It was correctly and properly installed, about a year ago.

Anybody know anything more - is it the RE SSK or BMW , obviously no point bringing it to the dealer then I assume?

I bought it from EAS (it was off their show car) about a year ago, I am lookign for the bill.

thanks for the help
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I would not go to the dealer before you have that ssk looked at and/or removed. If there is a BMW issue, they would deny that claim quickly if they notice the ssk.
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yeah, I will try and get it removed/checked first...just a costly process generally (im not inclined enough to DIY).

thanks man, appreciate the time.

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Unfortunately, this mod involves the removal of several parts on the underside so your best bet is to take it where you had it installed.
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Hey Niqui. Your pal from Calgary

I think I know exactly what's happening. When I installed my RE SSK part of the process was to remove the stock cylinder shape part that holds the shift linkage. That part needs to be reused with addition to a RE piece. There is a slot on either side of the cylinder that needs to be pushed up till it locks into place.

During the install It was a PITA trying to get it to lock but seeing as it was tight I left it. During testing it popped out. I finally got it to pop in after 30min of messing around.

I'm 99% sure thats the issue.

The bills in the mail
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it falls and goes limp - never finding the gate, unless you pull it up.
There are pills for that...

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Hey Niqui. Your pal from Calgary

I think I know exactly what's happening. When I installed my RE SSK part of the process was to remove the stock cylinder shape part that holds the shift linkage. That part needs to be reused with addition to a RE piece. There is a slot on either side of the cylinder that needs to be pushed up till it locks into place.

During the install It was a PITA trying to get it to lock but seeing as it was tight I left it. During testing it popped out. I finally got it to pop in after 30min of messing around.

I'm 99% sure thats the issue.

The bills in the mail

haha, Hey ,

thanks a lot man - i just dropped it off, ill call him and try and explain what you said, hopefully he figures it. Thanks a lot for explaining that to me man.

Hope all is well, and msg me if u ever make it to mtl.

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i hope my garage can get my stick up again, maybe it just needs some lube
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