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      02-21-2011, 05:20 PM   #23
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I had this problem with my 08 E93 M3. Only occurred during *spirited* 1-2 shifting. I had put a short shifter on to get rid of the rubbery stick, which may have contributed. The sensation was like sticking my hand in a coffee grinder - very pleasant and many times embarrassing. I took it to the dealer twice and, contrary to usual experience, was able to reproduce it. They speculated it was a synchro issue and planned to order and install an entirely new tranny. (un)fortunately my car was totaled and I never had to deal with it. It was something that really annoyed me - and I'm now very happy with my DCT.
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2008 E93 M3 (IB/G, 6MT, RPi exhaust, others... hit from behind and totaled); 2006 E46 M3C (CB/Cin, SMG, SuperSprint exhaust, others... retired); 2004 E46 M3C (CB/Cin, SMG, SuperSprint exhaust, others, spin out in rain and totaled); 2001 E46 M3C (SG/G, 6MT, retired)
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      02-21-2011, 07:06 PM   #24
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Ferrari is different

This is the exact opposite problem that Sammy Hagar had. He couldn't get his car OUT of second gear. He couldn't drive 55.
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      02-21-2011, 07:12 PM   #25
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Agree w/ another poster that some extra time & smoothness helps on 1 -> 2. Also, now mine's been worked in the 'graunchiness' of the change into 2nd has mellowed w/ use. First few thou' k miles I did not enjoy its resistance.

I still have the occasionally uneven shift when not thinking and just trying to bang it in: bit like virginal sex!

Just thinking of something not so witty
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      02-23-2011, 12:09 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by saeedg48 View Post
m3 6mt is trash.. sigh
first to second gear shift are impossible
All three of my M have been manual. Never had a problem on a combine 230,000 miles. Please don't attack the manual because you have difficulty w it.

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