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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-04-2012, 11:20 PM
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:29 PM
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yeah..... thats not air in the lines



New transmission time.

Drain the fluid. see how new it is.... or if there is flakes in it.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:37 PM
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i changed the fluid when i pulled it off to do the tob and pivot pin, i used a dirty pan and didnt even look at it. its GREAT to know that the ****ing thing doesnt just "probably have air in the line" cus i bleed and bleed and bleed that ****er... dot 4 is nasty stuff....
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Old 06-05-2012, 02:49 PM
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pulled the trans out, get the new one on friday ( from the 94 with 100kish miles) may just open the old one up to see what went wrong.
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:13 PM
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yeah, that sounds like the synchros and blocking rings are prettu much done...


post pics of teh carnage inside if/when you get it apart!!



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Old 06-05-2012, 05:31 PM
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so i got it apart. not the right way... my way involved a sledge..

but either way.. i found a round magnet in 4 pieces floating around. The gears were not in as bad of shape as i expected
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:15 PM
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uhhhh.... magnet?


can you get it back together? lol
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:55 PM
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ok so i got the transmission today, got it all installed, and it shifts great


Downside if i push the clutch in all the way i get the same sound i got when the pivot pin was bad in the last transmission, i switched the pivot pin to the new one so i dont think it is bad.


so my guess is.. i did not seat the pivot pin all the way do you guys think it will solve itself by regular use of the clutch? maybe stomp the peddle a few hundred times? it does not hit if i put the stopper in.


i dont wanna pull it again..
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Old 06-07-2012, 03:47 AM
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then put the clutch stop in...




and the gears themselves are probably going to be looking ok. they're hardened. the synchros and blocking rings are brass/bronze (something) and are not as hard. they wear out with (improper) use.




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Old 06-07-2012, 07:15 AM
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so what exactly was the issue?
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Hi, I'm no expert in this , but it would make sense to me to get his clutch sorted out, even if it means having to change out both master and slave cylinders. It would be a lot cheaper than a replacement transmission surely. If the clutch is not disengaging properly it wouldn't make any difference what tranny he put in it, the gears are still going to crash and grind.
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Well like previously stated the slave was replaced and the master tested good so being that my guess was the transmission was bad i choose to spend the $200 on a good one and swap it. Which proved to be the solution as the transmission shifts great. The grinding i mentioned recently is unrelated to the transmission. Its the pivot arm hitting on the pressure plate, this is because i failed to seat the pivot in the last millimeter it needed to go in. with the stop behind the clutch peddle the clutch disengages fine and i can shift without a problem.
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