1999 528i 5 Speed Manual Hard Shifting - Bimmerfest - BMW Forums

Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)

E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

Thread Tools Display Modes
Prev Previous Post   Next Post Next
Old 12-16-2011, 04:44 AM
lhintos lhintos is offline
Registered User
Location: Virginia
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 5
Mein Auto: 1999 BMW 528i
1999 528i 5 Speed Manual Hard Shifting

Hey Guys,

I need a little help from the experts. I have done a lot of research, but not sure what exactly the solution should be to my issue.

I have a 1999 BMW 528i with 140k (Vortech V2 supercharged) with a 5 speed manual transmision (I believe the sticker on it is MTL-LT2). Last year I had my clutch and flywheel replaced. Not long after that, I also changed the oil with a Royal Purple (as the shifting was hard when the engine was cold). The shifting got worse so I chaged the oild with Redline and I had same rsults. The shifting in all gears just kept on getting harder (it is not smooth, like I can almost feel the gears when I am shifting especially in high rpms with first and second gear).
It feels about the same when the engine is turned off so I do not think it is the clutch. Also, there is a small play in the stick when in first, second, third gear, and the play gets smaller the higher the gear (about 1/2 inch left and right in first gear).

Any help on where to begin/ continue with trying to solve this problem would be greatly appreciated.

Reply With Quote

See More Related BMW Stories

all gears, e39 shifting hard, manual

Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 5 Series > E39 (1997 - 2003)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2015 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms