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    And another thing..........Manual trans issue?

    Manual transmission seems to be very balky lately. Hard to put in gear.Reverse is exceptionally difficult, more so in cold temps. Has anybody run into or solved an issue like this??
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    Re: And another thing..........Manual trans issue?

    How many miles since last fluid change? I've had Turner Motorsport change my diff and trans fluid twice already (75K miles and 140K miles) and each time I marvel at how much smoother and easier the car shifts.

    I believe they use Redline fluids, which I have been very happy with. At the first change, I had the 5th gear return spring problem and I really didn't want anyone to have to open my tranny. The problem was manifest primarily in cold temps when the car had not been driven. Upon shifting into 5th gear, the shift lever would stick there and not return to the neutral position between gears 3-4. After the fluid change, it took about a week and a half and I haven't had the problem since.

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    I went to royal purple trans fluid at 50 k car now

    Has about 95 k on it

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    Most seem to favor Redline MTL...

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    next on the list of things to do.......

    unfortunately my wifes Subie just died. Now to diagnose that? Think its the alternator or hopefully just the belt. Freaking cars what a pain in the @ss!
    04 E46 325i Sport,Manual,Silver Grey/Black leather.my car
    90 Mazda Miata 90k original Red with Black........toy car
    01 Subaru Outback LL bean edition h6...........wife's car
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    88 735i e32 Black/Tan...93 325i e36 manual Electric Red/Black *my first NEW BMW!...00 528i e39 sport,manual Electric Red/Black

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    Re: And another thing..........Manual trans issue?

    Even if you replace it with stock fluids you should see an improvement which will eventually degrade again. Hard shifting BMW transmissions are nothing new and there in fact isn't anything "wrong" with them if you take out the annoyance factor.

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