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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 12th, 2006, 9:40 pm Thread Starter
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SInce the klunk keeps rearing its ugly-sounding head here, I wanted to toss in this technique/trick once again for anyone who hasn't tried it. Preload the shifter a bit (give it a bit of upward pressure) and then pull in the clutch the SMALLEST bit, and finish with the rest of the shift. Can't guarantee results for everyone, but for me the klunk is gone. Finished. Really. Shifts like butter. Practice this as soon as the weather clears up. You'll love it.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2006, 1:36 pm
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"preload the shifter".... So sayeth the Lord

That's EXACTLY what I do and it works like a charm.... The ONLY time I hear the clunk now is if I'm pushing REALLY hard from 1st to second or downshifting from second to first at or over 8-9K RPM.. VERY hard to avoid it at high revs and the lower gears... but I don't do that often.. really.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2006, 8:02 pm
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I keep trying. I had it DOWN with my RS. Now, I have to figure out the throttle as well as the clutch, besides the preload... GEEZ. It still goes CLUNK most of the time unless I'm over 5K RPM, and sometimes not even THEN.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old Dec 13th, 2006, 8:19 pm
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why bother - so it klunks. Its a pretty typical BMW shifter. It works just fine.
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