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  • Buzzing / vibrating gear stick

    Hello,
    The (standard) gear stick on my totally stock 60K miles E30 M3 vibrates from about 4500 onwards.
    The vibration makes a very annoying high frequency buzzing noise.
    Not sure how to cure it.
    Any ideas? Anyone had this issue?
    Thanks,
    Alex

  • #2
    Everyone has had this issue.
    Search away and you will find a lot of discussions.
    You will hear a lot about replacing all the shifter linkage bushings and possibly a weighted linkage rod.

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    • #3
      Sorry about that. I should have searched. :-)
      A moderator can remove this thread please. Thanks.

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      • #4
        No real need to remove it....

        You will probably find that you can only manage the buzz rather than completely curing it.

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        • #5
          Ironhead, very true. I use it as an indicator to start paying attention, 7000 is coming fast.

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          • #6
            Try lifting up the shift boot and wrapping some stick on mag wheel weights all the way around the lower 1/2 of the shift leaver and stick on some where it changes sizes on the taper section.
            The p/o did this to mine and I have been lucky not to get any vibes with worn bushes and no vibes when I replaced all the bushes.

            E30 M3 1987
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            BMW E36 323 Msport
            Toyota Corona
            KTM 200EXC
            Honda CB50 (1979)

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