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Old 01-10-2013, 06:56 PM   #33
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Got some more work done today..

A little fyi, converting a 5 speed to a 6 speed clutch alignment tool:

Went to the dealer today to pick up my t/c bolts and to my surprise my bracket was there!!

and then it ended up on my forehead during installation :-/

(reminded me why I always wore a hat during car work)

Not the finest install job, but it was in there nice and tight... and that's what counts

At this point I could start messing with my z4 3.0 shifter. The shifter sat way too far forward, to the right and hit the transfer case, so I bent the linkage arm about as much as I felt comfortable:

Then I modified the shifter to straighten out the location of "neutral"

Overall I was VERY happy with how it came out (it's sitting in 3rd, ie a hair bit too far back by OE BMW standards, but i'm ok with that, feels natural to me):

That said one I reinstalled the transfer case things got very very tight between the bottom of the shifter and the transfer case, not sure if this will transmit NVH while driving.. I guess we'll see.

Here is a quick video of the shifting action (yeah yeah, go ahead and make fun of the way I shift- lol)
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