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Post by flybobbie » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:04 pm

Now it seems this crappy Getrag gearbox playing up.
Few times in summer it embarrased me at the lights not going into 1st. had to shuffle through the gears.
Twice i have struggled to get it into reverse, 1st or 2nd gear unless i go through all the gears.
Struggled today, temperature at 5 degrees so not as cold as a few days ago.
The fact it plays up on those 3 selections makes me wonder if it a linkage problem.

Always been a horrible notchy box, spoiling the enjoyment of driving.

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Post by flybobbie » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:21 pm

I have, somewhere a new ball joint for the gear lever, should replace that first.

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Post by B21 » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:38 pm

Is there anything, anything that's OK with your car? :tumbleweed:

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Post by Smartbear » Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:10 pm

flybobbie wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:04 pm Now it seems this crappy Getrag gearbox playing up.
Few times in summer it embarrased me at the lights not going into 1st. had to shuffle through the gears.
Twice i have struggled to get it into reverse, 1st or 2nd gear unless i go through all the gears.
Struggled today, temperature at 5 degrees so not as cold as a few days ago.
The fact it plays up on those 3 selections makes me wonder if it a linkage problem.

Always been a horrible notchy box, spoiling the enjoyment of driving.
Have you changed the gearbox oil? That can improve the shift according to reports.
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Post by flybobbie » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:03 pm

Smartbear wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:10 pm
flybobbie wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:04 pm Now it seems this crappy Getrag gearbox playing up.
Few times in summer it embarrased me at the lights not going into 1st. had to shuffle through the gears.
Twice i have struggled to get it into reverse, 1st or 2nd gear unless i go through all the gears.
Struggled today, temperature at 5 degrees so not as cold as a few days ago.
The fact it plays up on those 3 selections makes me wonder if it a linkage problem.

Always been a horrible notchy box, spoiling the enjoyment of driving.
Have you changed the gearbox oil? That can improve the shift according to reports.
Rob
Been down that route some years ago.

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Post by flybobbie » Mon Jan 23, 2023 7:04 pm

B21 wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:38 pm Is there anything, anything that's OK with your car? :tumbleweed:
I think it has rejected me.
Need to drive it past scrap yards a bit more often.

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Post by Pondrew » Mon Jan 23, 2023 8:59 pm

Sledgehammer is still an option. :thumbsup:
All good things come to those who wait. But I'm really impatient which explains a lot.

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Post by Mr Tidy » Mon Jan 23, 2023 9:26 pm

Failing that maybe some matches? :lol:

TBF I've round BMW manual gearboxes vary widely. I've currently got my 7th and 8th and the one in my 330i is just like yours. I've had the selector bush replaced, fresh fluid and CDV removed but it is still often very reluctant to go into first from time to time.

Once I get past 2nd the change quality is actually quite good, but it's definitely the most obstructive on I've had so far. But I can't see what else I can do. :(
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Post by mcbutler » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:22 am

Smartbear wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 6:10 pm
flybobbie wrote: Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:04 pm Now it seems this crappy Getrag gearbox playing up.
Few times in summer it embarrased me at the lights not going into 1st. had to shuffle through the gears.
Twice i have struggled to get it into reverse, 1st or 2nd gear unless i go through all the gears.
Struggled today, temperature at 5 degrees so not as cold as a few days ago.
The fact it plays up on those 3 selections makes me wonder if it a linkage problem.

Always been a horrible notchy box, spoiling the enjoyment of driving.
Have you changed the gearbox oil? That can improve the shift according to reports.
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Double edged sword for the oil change, it can also make things worse, especially if your selector rings are worn badly..
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Post by Joycey » Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:42 am

Worst case pull the gearbox and replace the shift pins, must of done 30+ of these getrag boxes now.
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Post by Special Kay » Tue Jan 24, 2023 12:25 pm

This car has become a perpetual ball ache. It's the equivalent of having a naked pumped up Mr T pressed up against your backside........Stressful!!.
I applaud your perseverance. I'd have lost patience months ago.

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Post by flybobbie » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:24 pm

Joycey wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 11:42 am Worst case pull the gearbox and replace the shift pins, must of done 30+ of these getrag boxes now.
Wait till summer, very tempted to pull the box.
Did keep a link somewhere to a company selling syncros.

When cold i often have to double declutch 1st to 2nd save it crunching. Or skip 2nd.
But it not shifting into 1 2 or reverse a new thing.

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Post by Joycey » Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:35 pm

Do you know which Getrag box you have, doing the shift pins you don't have to open up the box, it's all done externally.
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Post by B21 » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:13 pm

Joycey wrote: Tue Jan 24, 2023 2:35 pm Do you know which Getrag box you have, doing the shift pins you don't have to open up the box, it's all done externally.

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Post by flybobbie » Tue Jan 24, 2023 9:16 pm

Yes i have seen those on the Getrag gearbox animation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SoyFWqBfK3E
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MOT today, pass, but just as i set off struggled again until driven then ok.

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