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      05-29-2009, 03:54 PM   #1
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Neutral to First (1st) Gear Quirck

I'm currently at 35,000 miles and the 2006 BMW 325i is about 3.5 years old.

When at a complete stop at a light, I put my manual shifter into neutral. When the light goes green, I step on the clutch and go to first gear.

Most times, it goes to first gear without any problems. Every once in a while, it seems to hit some kind of "wall" trying to go to first with the clutch down and I have to release the clutch and press the clutch again to go into first.

I don't remember this happening when I first bought the car. Is this normal to the wear and tear to clutches?
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      05-29-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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my 2007 335 had that from when it was new. It sounds like the syncro gears are wearing in a little but I don't think that it's your clutch.
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      05-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #3
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Every now and then this happens to me, even on my VW it happened to me a few times
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      05-30-2009, 08:14 PM   #4
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Agreed, probably syncro wear and not the clutch.
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      05-30-2009, 08:17 PM   #5
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I'm super newb when it comes to car mechanics. Is syncro wear something I should be concerned about?
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      05-31-2009, 12:26 AM   #6
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Happens to me occasionally as well. I think its fairly normal, as every MT car I've had did that every once and awhile.
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      05-31-2009, 02:31 AM   #7
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I experience this pretty much at every stop light in my 07 335i e92. I heel toe and give it just a little bit of gas (800-1000rpm) and it goes into 1st without a problem.
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I experience this pretty much at every stop light in my 07 335i e92. I heel toe and give it just a little bit of gas (800-1000rpm) and it goes into 1st without a problem.

+1 a little gas should do it. it's just annoying as hell when it happens often.
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This is completely normal. If the "wall" is really stiff try putting it in 2nd gear and then back in 1st
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