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Discussion in 'Z3 Roadster & Coupé' started by zedonist, Jun 18, 2014.
Has anyone done the shifter bushing overhaul, any advice (including grammar), parts required etc?
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. ?
Yes the usual BMW gearbox fault, does not look to expensive, just wandering if it can be done on ramps in a home garage
My other Zed suffers with this. The gear stick tends to lean towards 5th gear until the box is warm.
Here's a DIY for the bushings...
But it could be the pins...
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.
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.
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.