Rocketman wrote:Thanks for the input.
I will work my way thru Pingu's check list and hope I get a result before the final option!
Just to clarify, because Earl's appear to do two clutch hoses, is it the straight ended one I should be ordering?
Alfie wrote:Took RED out for a nice long crooze round the Riviera last Wednesday. The weather was glorious and temperatures were cooking, but unfortunately as the day went on, the car developed exactly these same gear selection troubles.
Engaging reverse, 1st, 2nd and sometimes 3rd was pretty much impossible.
Quite embarrassing pulling away from stationary on to a roundabout in 3rd gear!
I've been planning on the Earl's braided hose upgrade for some tme, so I read up on the problem on this forum and spoke to my mechanic, and decided to go for Earl's non-CDV braided hose and get it fitted at the same time as the fluids change next week. Obviously he's gonna check the cylinders for leaks to (hopefully) rule that out first.
As I understand it, you can retro-fit the hose with or without CDV, depending on your preference.
I don't dump the clutch very often, so I bought the hose without CDV, which is the one with the kink at one end:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll? ... 0848223674
The ad quite clearly states that this fits all Z3 and Z3M models, except it says S52, not S50....so maybe you should give them a call.
OldskoolRS wrote:I may be wrong, but I understood that if you have an issue when the engine/gearbox is hot, then it could well be the flexible pipe becoming soft with the heat and balooning which means the clutch doesn't get fully disengaged.
OldskoolRS wrote:Is the Earl's braided hose the same part as I'd need for a 3.0 Z3? I find the CDV is annoying me at times. Is there a link for the hose too?
Mike Fishwick wrote:...this can be caused by an accumulation of rust on the steel clutch surfaces, and the friction plate absorbing moisture and swelling slightly.
Mike Fishwick wrote:...the usual remedy being to engage third gear before first when stationary.
Mike Fishwick wrote:...does not require replacement of what in English are the detent plungers.
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