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E36General discussion and technical help for (E36) 1992-1999 3 series cars. 318, 323, 325, 328.
hey, i just installed some rogue engineering tranny mounts, ireland engineering motor mounts, the understeer mz3 short shifter, and the modified selector rod on my 328. everything lines up fine and shifts smoothly when the car is up in the air but as soon as i lower it the bottom of the shifter hits the top of the driveshaft and prevents me from changing gears. i have heard of having to bend the selector rod to clear the guibo but never a problem with the shifter itself. any suggestions on how to fix this guys?
You absolutely have to bend the selector rod on the 328. I said it previously on this board, and I will say it again for anyone coming in and checking out this thread in the future:
To install an E36/7 m coupe shifter in an E36 328, you will unequivocally, inevitably, have to bend the shifter. Otherwise, the bottom of the shifter will impact the driveshaft damnpening cover.
The solution is to take the shifter out and bend it (I just went to a Lowe's and ghetto-rigged a setup right there, in the store, in the plumbing section). Any machine shop will do it for a few bucks. The best thing is to match the factory shifter's bend (why do you think it is bent from the factory?).
Tough break, man.
Be very careful removing the shifter now, since this time around you will not have spare clips, circlips, etc. if you mess them up during removal.