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      07-24-2014, 03:05 PM   #1
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2008 M3 Transmission Issues

Like the title says, I'm having issues with my transmission. The symptoms are as followed:

-1,3,5 are pretty easy to find, however, 2,4,6 are near impossible to engage
- When in gear, the entire shift stick has 3-5 inches of horizontal play
-The shift stick about 2-4 inches of vertical play
-Looking under the center panel reveals the shift lever disconnected from the selector rod

Now here's the kicker, the shop I brought it to says that the shift lever is not whats disconnect but rather something else (gave me a vague explanation). Some part needs to be screwed into the tranny. Also, the transmission will need to be dropped.

I think the shop may be wrong with their diagnosis. Considering these variables, Does anyone have any suggestions on what might be going on?
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      07-24-2014, 03:07 PM   #2
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DCT I presume?
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      07-24-2014, 03:16 PM   #3
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I've not heard of this exact scenario, but there is another guy with even gear issues somewhat similar, I think on the General side of the forum.
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I've not heard of this exact scenario, but there is another guy with even gear issues somewhat similar, I think on the General side of the forum.
Thanks! I'll check that out!
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DCT I presume?
what makes you say that? Anyone that's driven a manual would "presume" after reading OP's first post that it was a 6mt.

The DCT has been very reliable with these cars.
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The DCT has been very reliable with these cars.
OP should upgrade to DCT .

At first it sounds like the shifter bushings are trash and needs replacing, but if something is missing that can cause it too I guess.

Can you have him tell you which part in this picture is missing? Part #12 is the Rod Joint that attaches to the transmission, the selector rod #10 connects the Rod Joint to the Shifter Lever.

I can't see #12 coming off on it's own.
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HA. That's a good one. 99,000 pan leaks is reliable? wow I guess denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
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LOL> just polish and compound
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HA. That's a good one. 99,000 pan leaks is reliable? wow I guess denial isn't just a river in Egypt.
99,000? I have seen a few threads where people have reported a "gasket leak". You should replace the fluid and gasket as a preventive and keep an eye on it. This is what you consider major problem?

Part numbers 28607842856, and 28107842385. It's under 200$ to replace both.
I understand you're upset you purchased the slower M3. Exaggeration to make a point won't help OP, but I guess you feel better now.
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99,000?
I understand you're upset you purchased the slower M3. Exaggeration to make a point won't help OP, but I guess you feel better now.
Who gives a shit if its slower. The amount isn't even worth mentioning.

I will take a true manual over an automatic car any day of the week.

I won't check this thread again.

Good day.
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