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post #11 of 20 Old 02-27-2014, 04:06 PM
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what is wrong with foaming your own car? nothing dangerous about it...

nice photo!
Definitely not dangerous but probably more effort than it's worth!
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That's my thinking. Keeping the good folks employed!

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Same on my 428i. 1st and 2nd can be slightly notchy from cold. Something I have noticed on all BMW's I have driven.
For 1st and 2nd its easier if you fully depress the clutch or sometimes it doesn't engage properly, the other gears are much easier. Also the gearbox doesn't like to be rushed.
My problem is I been used to driving a 5 speed for so long, I forget I have the 6th gear.
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My problem was my previous car was a Honda. It doesn't seem to make a difference if the engine is hot or cold.

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Mine seems no problem when going from 1st to 2nd, can't be smoothier.
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Mine seems no problem when going from 1st to 2nd, can't be smoothier.
Are you in a manual?

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Are you in a manual?

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Yes Sir!

I have a habit that pulling the shift level to the very left everytime when shifting from 1st to 2nd, so I have never felt any notchy behaviour. Maybe try that?

This car is way easier to drive compare to my last manual car, which was a mazdaspeed 3, so I am all good with it
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I haven't had any shifting problems in my manual 428i. I have driven numerous manual transmission (this one replacing a hyundai gen coupe 3.8 track and before that an acura CL) and find this one as crisp and clean as any other. It is much cleaner than the acura. It is a joy to drive.
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I have an 428i and I find that the car jerks the most shifting from 1st to 2nd. The way around is either ride the clutch, let the rpms drop, or shift earlier (2.5k). All of these lead to a slow take off. any other suggestions?
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post #20 of 20 Old 07-03-2014, 10:59 PM
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I also had a fuel pump issue at about 3,500 miles on my 428i xdrive convertible. Car stalled while stopped at a light (auto transmission), couldn't get it to start and had to be towed to the local dealer. They replaced the fuel pump under warranty but I wasn't a happy camper!
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