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      07-10-2017, 07:09 AM   #1391
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Originally Posted by JoeM3SSII View Post
Hey 6MT fellow owners. My 2013 M3 has a strong tendancy to start to buckle repeatedly in 1st gear when trying to accelerate smoothly from a stop. It was this way from day one (factory order) and now the warranty will expire in a couple of weeks and it's still there.
I had plenty of years to adapt to the car and was a seasoned manual driver before i got it, i can heel and toe shift (not for this, just saying), i know it's not me. I've had a few chances to testdrive other manuals and found that none had this. I've read that some others have complained about this but is there any known repair that can fix or improve this ? Using more throttle is one way, and i got good at stopping the oscillations by pressing down the clutch but these are workarounds and i feel the problem should not be there in the first place. There are situation for example when you're leaving a place with pedestrians you want to walk pace the car but those oscillations are working against you.
It's annoying as hell but I have learned to live with it. Can't imagine what a fix would be, interested in hearing anyone out. I know there are other threads on this but have not yet read of a fix.

I might add that the only time this happens with me is when the car is cold and I figured it's me keeping it under 3k.