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E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by bimmern00b » Wed Apr 08, 2020 6:39 am

Hello All!

Hopefully im posting this in the right place. I have a 1983 BMW 633 CSI. Im about to replace my selector rod shaft seal as it is leaking. While im down there I figure I might as well install a Z3 1.9 Short shifter that ive already bought and all the bushing and washers as well.

HOWEVER, if though there is a ton of information on the net through BigCoup, REALOEM, and BMWFANS, I cant seem to get a straight answer on exactly what parts to change out to reduce sloppy shifting and get everything nice and crisp.

Ive watched "Slownrusty" youtube video a couple times, and using that and the info from REALOEM, ive been able to figure out couple of parts that I need.

For example

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=25_0071

I know I need
Number 6
Number 11
Number 14

However, where do I get the bushing for number 8? - Do I need to just buy the entire shifter arm?
Number 2 bushing - That doesn't even look like it exists anymore! I cant find it anywhere and the two Part numbers pull up on different model BMWs!


So I used this link here and ive clicked all links in there as well..

http://bigcoupe.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=23048

In that link there is a diagram that has numbers 2,3,6,11,13,14,15,16,17,18 and 19 highlighted in yellow, is this complete? Is that all I need to rebuild my shifter?

Sorry if im ranting, im not exactly the most mechanically inclined person, but id like to try this myself. Or even if I do take it to a shop, id like to be able to tell them exactly what I want replaced.

Lastly, UUC sells a double -shear selector rod - I understand the benefit, but just based on other people experience, is it worth the money spent? or should I just use the original selector rod?

Thanks for all the help, much appreciated!

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Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by bimmern00b » Wed Apr 08, 2020 7:26 am

so after some more research,

looks like this is the diagram I should be using because my e24 is a 1983 built in 9/1982. still unsure what parts to source..

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgr ... 3CSi&mg=25

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Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by bimmern00b » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:42 am

one more thing , sorry. should I replace as much as possible from all 3 diagrams?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=25_0145

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=25_0150

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=25_0197


or will replacing everything from the second diagram (below) be enough?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=25_0150

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Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by 635sharknose » Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am

Make sure you are looking at the right drawings. The date says "from 09/1985" but you have found that yourself as well I see.
You best enter your VIN in the BMW parts website (currently offline for maintenance).
https://shop.bmw-classic.de/waroot/cl_m ... index.html

Why not take it out, see what is worn and replace only the worn parts? The complete kit will cost you a lot.
The list with yellow and orange colours is complete, but not for your car.
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Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by 86_6series » Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:48 am

I had both short shift and DSSR installed. All I can say is friggin' great.

Yeah it's expensive, but it's the cats meow.

To me part of the fun is very crisp shifts, even in a modestly horse powered car.

The DSSR part # is the mm size. Make sure you measure the pin distance
I remember it was listed wrong and had to order a different size. I don't
remember what it was. If you're thinking of keeping the car for a long time
do it, you won't be sorry.

Bob V

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Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by bimmern00b » Wed Apr 08, 2020 8:53 pm

635sharknose wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 9:49 am
Make sure you are looking at the right drawings. The date says "from 09/1985" but you have found that yourself as well I see.
You best enter your VIN in the BMW parts website (currently offline for maintenance).
https://shop.bmw-classic.de/waroot/cl_m ... index.html

Why not take it out, see what is worn and replace only the worn parts? The complete kit will cost you a lot.
The list with yellow and orange colours is complete, but not for your car.

Haha, that’s probably the best route to go, I’m just a bit impatient and wanted to source all the parts, drop everything and get going! I’ll try the link!

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Re: E24 Shifter Rebuild Questions

Post by Slownrusty » Mon Apr 20, 2020 1:38 pm

Slownrusty here...how can I assist?

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