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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:22 AM
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320i gear box - Gear 2 doesn't want to engage, is it something fixable or should I ge

Hi guys, I'm having trouble with Gear 2 doesn't want to engage, is it something fixable or should I get another box?

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Old 01-18-2017, 10:49 AM
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We are going to need more information. What year is it? Had their been any symptoms or noises prior to it no longer going into gear? Can you engage the gear with the car stopped just using the clutch?
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Old 01-18-2017, 12:28 PM
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We are going to need more information. What year is it? Had their been any symptoms or noises prior to it no longer going into gear? Can you engage the gear with the car stopped just using the clutch?
It's a "91model e30 and yes there's been a noise but quiet when I press the clutch down, of which they said it was a clutch release bearing and I replaced it and did put some oil in the box as it was empty, but then it got worse on missing gear 2.

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did put some oil in the box as it was empty, but then it got worse on missing gear 2.
There's your problem right there. The synchro rings are fried. Things that are supposed to have lubricant and run out generally don't last long.
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