Thread: 01 330xi 5spd
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Rampage330xi View Post
It does seem like it's low on fluid. It doesn't grind or anything as if my mechanical parts are worn it's just a little too difficult. I pretty much have to force it into gear almost everytime I shift whether I'm shifting up or down. Extremely difficult to downshift.most of the time it won't let me downshift at all! Ill try cleaning it out real good I just didn't know if this was just a normally stiff car or not. The guy told me the power band on this car was between 2k and 2.5k which threw me completely off guard.
That guy was an idiot, the power is at the higher end.

No, the transmission should be like butter. The only shift that's notoriously hard is the 1-2 and 2-1 shift, but the rest should be like butter. I can shift mine with my pinky.
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