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  1. 2000 e46 328 ci, new, new to bimmers, have I bought a heap? 
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    brought my first bimmer yesterday. 328 coupe e46. 2000. feel in love with it to look at, been sprayed white and has black 19" 10 spokes. off new 3 series i believe?

    anyway. i got this car from up north, south yorkshire. im from essex so had the long drive back down the m1 yesterday. was happy as larry with the drive. except for 1 thing. i couldnt get it into 6th gear .........ever. it felt like it was hitting something that was stopping it. and going into 4th instead. revs going up not down! now i know, i have to pull the gear stick to me and down. so its not that i dont know where 6th is. i have spoken to the seller and they insisted it is find. says im doing something wrong!!! this cant be right. i know how to change gear!

    please help. ive read it could be a gearbox problem? im praying it not. obviously !

    another thing, on motorway, or even around town. the engine seems to find little if nothing at all at about 2500-3000 revs. surely if im in 5th doing 60 say it should still pull quite well?

    help please!!

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    i know nothing about cars as you will of gathered so any help would be fantastic
     
     

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    R u sure they have 6speed boxs? I thought they was 5speed?
     
     

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    probably 6 spd knob on 5 spd box
     
     

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    Wrong gear knob?

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    Quote Originally Posted by moamz123 View Post
    R u sure they have 6speed boxs? I thought they was 5speed?
    well......i dont know mate. it has a 6th gear on the gearstick. plus when i meantioned it to the seller she said she had no problem with 6th???
     
     

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    Definitely you got the wrong knob on there...6 speed only came on the facelift after 2003

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    well dont i feel a div!!! thanks all and thank f**k for that!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jayjaychil View Post
    well......i dont know mate. it has a 6th gear on the gearstick. plus when i meantioned it to the seller she said she had no problem with 6th???
    She obviously can't count
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    women drivers!!!
     
     

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    so what about the lack of power? any ideas? do u have to keep it high in the revs?
     
     

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