Auto to manual shift

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Auto to manual shift

Wed Jun 24, 2020 2:09 am

When I push the gear selector lever sideways so as to shift manually the gear changes to 5th if it is in 6th but not to 4th if 5th is running is this normal, if anything can be considered normal for a BMW. I haven't tried to adjust anything yet.
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Re: Auto to manual shift

Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:16 am

If it’s anything like mine used to be then you need to be above 100mph (160kph) for 6th to engage when you select Sport. Once you start manually shifting it should select 6th though. I know that for driving in Melbourne last year I was advised to stay below the limits (even a couple of kph would get me shouted at) so I expect Queensland’s rules will be the same meaning you need a very quiet road to try it on.... :police:
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Re: Auto to manual shift

Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:48 pm

Thanks, it does select all 6 gears correctly and I have just finished a transmission service and it all looks good so I figure it is OK. I just didn't want to start adjusting something that was OK.

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