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Old 12-04-2006, 11:31 PM
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Lets remove the shifter parts from the Z4 M Coupe

I modified a stock shift lever removing slop with a modified position. Brought the shift lever back and towards the driver.
Also modified a shifting arm with pressed in Delrin bushings hand reamed to the exact size of the guide pin (bitch clip).

Alan Alfano stopped by tonight to help me out. Glad that he did.

Believe it or not to get to the shift stuff you have to remove:

Front tranny air duct
Rear heat shield
Rear air duct
Rear reinforcement plate
Rear angle rods
Exhaust center and rear piece (you can leave the mufflers but took them off for powder coating). Will be also powder coating most of the other stuff.
Tunnel heat shield
The reinforcement plate and angle rods are one use bolts. 59Nm torque and then 90 degree angle torque.

Did not have to remove the front of the propeller shaft or the cross-member although mentioned by BMW.

Once this was off the shifter stuff was easy to remove. No bitch clip, shift lever or selector rod issues.
Shifting arm front has no where to go up so you have to remove the rear shifting arm rubber mount to remove it.

To be continued.






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Old 12-06-2006, 08:02 AM
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:21 PM
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Old 12-08-2006, 07:36 PM
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What camera are you using for these up close pictures??
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:05 PM
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What camera are you using for these up close pictures??
Canon G2 which I never was able to get comfortable with.
Wish my Nikon F had a memory card.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:18 PM
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Excellent pics, Ron. Good job !
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:13 PM
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Do you drive that thing?? I have never seen a car that clean before that is driven.

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Old 12-08-2006, 10:26 PM
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Just amazing
Ron is simply beyond amazing. In a class all by himself...
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Old 12-08-2006, 10:53 PM
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Do you drive that thing??
I have 5700 miles on it. I average 8000 miles per year.

Took it off insurance December 5th for the Winter.
I'm in mod time now.
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Old 12-13-2006, 08:21 PM
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Old 12-16-2006, 11:46 AM
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Rubber boot

When replacing a shift lever many skip the rubber boot lower part that goes over the top of the shifting arm ring.
Keeps the dirt out of the shift lever pivot ball area.
Since the boot comes out from above, most don't even know it goes there since they don't see it in place.
















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Old 12-16-2006, 05:53 PM
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:09 PM
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didn't like the stock shift knob?
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Old 12-16-2006, 06:19 PM
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didn't like the stock shift knob?
I prefer the stripes. LeatherZ.com made it up for the Z4 Coupe.

Been using them on both of my cars for years.

http://www.unofficialbmw.com/e36/int...hift_knob.html
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Old 05-06-2008, 04:29 PM
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