Feb 172015


I have a 2005 reg BMW 320d completed 133000 miles 6 speed manual gear box. I have already changed the clutch and the flywheel a year ago and still under warranty. I recently started having problem in putting the car to 1st gear in the morning and sometimes the 1st gear gets stiff and hard to come out as well. No issues with any other gears selecting. When the car is warm there are no issues in selecting the gears. And also I have tried when the engine is off and have no problem in selecting any gears.

Can you please advice what will be the problem as the dealer is saying its the gear box and i have spoken to one of the engineering company have deals with the reconditioning the gearboxes they said nothing wrong with the gear box its the clutch.


  5 Responses to “BMW 320d 2005”

  1. The actual clutch disc and flywheel are probably just fine. The issue is the actuating device for the clutch. The clutch is hydraulic and uses a “clutch master cylinder” and a “clutch slave cylinder” to move the pressure plate in and out. These parts are a common failure part and both should be replaced together as a pre-bled assembly.

  2. Thank you i will have both these checked

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  4. how do you remove the radiator from a 320i through the top or the bottom

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