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    hey guys,
    fancied a change from the standard black rubber number that bmw stuck on as my gear knob so i decided to change it. in my infinate wisdom i decided that my best course of action was to pull upwards and twist. it came off in the end but as i tightened up my last grub screw on my new knob (lol) i found that the shaft itself was twisting causing my shifting to feel loose.

    it appears there is a primary shaft, a rubber seal of some sort and like a metal sleave on top of it. is there anyway to stabalize the whole thing or am i stuck with a loose gear change 4ever?
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    i think the shifting arm is one piece tbh
    just wondering if you have broken the plastic bearings or twisted the selector arm
    have a look here http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...75&hg=25&fg=05
    what i've felt,what i've known
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    ahhhh, good man!

    it appears i must have broken something i shouldnt have, might try n stick a thin bolt through it and see if that helps......

    cheers for ur help
     
     

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    right, sorted it! in case anyone else is having the same problem, i drilled through with a tiny drill bit and superglued a nail in there. crude? maybe but it doesnt swivel n e more! :p
     
     

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