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Shake/vibration in third gear?

quackman2010-08-29 19:50:35 +0000 #1
I recently brought my car in for service and was told that it is normal that my car is doing this: About a month ago I started to notice that when the shifter is in third gear it shakes and vibrates; in any other gear it does not visibly do so. If I push up on the shifter just a bit with my finger, the vibration stops. According to my service visit sheet the "shop foreman drove the car and drove another M3 and concluded that this is normal and present in both."

This sounds like BS--the only reason he concludes it was normal is because it's happening in another car? Is there something from BMW that says this too? Any ideas on what, if anything, is wrong with my car?
Finnegan2010-08-29 20:00:08 +0000 #2
Uh, normal eh? That's the party line on everything.

My MT never did this. Smooth and vibration free in all gears and N.

Now whether it's an issue to worry about--that's a question I can't answer.
Krozi2010-08-29 20:18:53 +0000 #3
Hmmm...I was wondering about this aswell...I figured it was just how it is...
Finnegan2010-08-29 21:07:25 +0000 #4
Maybe my old car was a weido and you guys have the normal cars?



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