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Shifter Bushing Overhaul

Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by zedonist, Jun 18, 2014.

  1. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Has anyone done the shifter bushing overhaul, any advice (including grammar), parts required etc?
  2. Aceman

    Aceman Moderator
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    Dec 5, 2011
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    Sounds a bit shifty to me. =))

    Just to clarify for others I presume you are referring to the gear shift. Have you got excessive play in yours. ?
  3. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Yes the usual BMW gearbox fault, does not look to expensive, just wandering if it can be done on ramps in a home garage
  4. Lee

    Lee Zorg Guru (V)
    British Zeds #ZedShed M Power

    Mar 26, 2014
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    My other Zed suffers with this. The gear stick tends to lean towards 5th gear until the box is warm.
  5. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    Thanks for the links, I had seen the pelican how too. I don't think it is the pins, as the box I'd like silk in all gears, just play in the shifter itself.
  6. gizze

    gizze Regular Member

    Mar 31, 2014
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    I was about to order the kit as mine was really bad, and would sit under 5th when it was in neutral, and would often find 5th when I wanted 3rd.

    However, I put in a quart of Redline D4 ATF and the other 1/3 quart of MTL and within a few miles it it was no longer sticking, plus it shifts so, so nicely now.
    From cold it is actually a bit harder to get into gear, but within a mile it is perfect.

    Very happy with the results.

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  7. zedonist

    zedonist Guest

    I have the D4ATF waiting to go in, but I need to do the shifter bushings and replace the selector oil seal first, I have only heard good reports about the redline oil.