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bldngblck
10-06-2008, 05:57 PM
the metal shaft on my stick shifter heats up in traffic and remains cool when travelling on highway at a constant speed
is this normal?

tim330i
10-10-2008, 08:28 AM
I've split your post out into its own thread. If you have a question typically searching will give you the best results, if not creating your own new thread is the way to go.

Free bump,
Tim

bimmer dot info
10-10-2008, 09:37 AM
It's normal. It is heat from the trans, engine and exhaust. The heat gets blown out when you are on the highway. The shifter is not really connected to the trans (just by a small cable). It is soaking up the heat from the top of the trans tunnel.

cpnwrench
10-11-2008, 05:04 AM
Hey Bldngblck , Bimmer dot info is right.... I have a Jeep also (91 cherokee w/5 speed Man) and the shifter shaft does tend to get a little warm (meaning hot), but like you say when highway driving it cools off. so yeah its probly ok.