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      07-04-2009, 08:06 AM   #1
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Just noticed this week that the metallic coating on the gear knob is coming off! It is difficult to see as the grey plastic below is of a similar hue. It is an automatic FFS and therefore not used much. Anyone else got this problem. Photo below just shows the two areas where the plastic beneath is showing. Another example of BMW cost cutting. My 9 year old Z3 has a proper metallic knob and is in perfect condition.
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Just checked my knob and it's fine
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My knob is ok, maybe you are rubbing it too much
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Just noticed this week that the metallic coating on the gear knob is coming off! It is difficult to see as the grey plastic below is of a similar hue. It is an automatic FFS and therefore not used much. Anyone else got this problem. Photo below just shows the two areas where the plastic beneath is showing. Another example of BMW cost cutting. My 9 year old Z3 has a proper metallic knob and is in perfect condition.

jason toxic juices can don that to any nob...
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My knob is a little shinier than when I first got it but then its been round the block a few times
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      07-04-2009, 04:06 PM   #6
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Mine is worn like that auto knob, wedding ring abrasion is probably the culprit I reckon.

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Hmm me thinks you have been rubbing your knob expecting a genie to come out and grant you a wish (not to be screwed by your employer over choice of car maybe.....)

For the record my knob has become bigger than ever before after all those years of rubbing......
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jason toxic juices can don that to any nob...
Ah, there is a wise man Steve. Never let a stranger sit on it else you will be in a sticky situation.


Shere - have you been clasified as a low or high user for the ritual corporate screwing? I am back to P11D next summer.
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Mine is worn like that auto knob, wedding ring abrasion is probably the culprit I reckon.

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Didn't anybody warn you about the worlds worst kept secret - No sex after marriage! Once you have been landed, they go into retirement,
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I too have knob rot...on a manual. Think the wedding ring and casual sex in the front seats is the culprilt
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look on the us sites as they have had the same problem
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Tell me 'bout it - after 7 years of marriage yesterday, it's still no better
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Man and woman walking down the isle, he is thinking "great now I'm married, BJ's on tap she is thinking "thank God I don't have to do that horrid BJ thingy any more
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