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Old 12-29-2010, 03:28 PM   #1
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I have a 2009 BMW 328i and a 2009 Jeep JKX. Both are manual transmissions.

The Jeep has a feel "all it's own!" Some days its crisp, other days it just feels sloppy. Anyone else experience this?
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I have a 2009 BMW 328i and a 2009 Jeep JKX. Both are manual transmissions.

The Jeep has a feel "all it's own!" Some days its crisp, other days it just feels sloppy. Anyone else experience this?
Yeah a little bit the jeep has a hydraulic clutch and bmw's don't haha the BMW engagement point is also way lower on then the jeep

Took me awhile to get use to after being use to the 135i's clutch

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Old 12-29-2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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It's funny, the only manuals I've ever driven have been Jeeps. I learned to drive on my dad's manual Cherokee 16 years ago, had autos for 15 years after that, then bought my current manual Jeep. That's it.

So, when people ask if I can drive a "manual," I pause for a moment and can only tell them, "Well, I think so. I can drive a Jeep."

The Jeep manual transmissions are, as I understand it, pretty sensitive to cold weather. When it's cold, shifting feels pretty crunchy. This is even mentioned in the owners manual. However, there may be a PCM issue at least for 2010s that may in part fix this (see here).
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In south dakota I had to double clutch when shifting into second or it would just grind!
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In south dakota I had to double clutch when shifting into second or it would just grind!
You had to double clutch a jeep? I've never had to do that but at least it was easy to troubleshoot
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I had a '93 YJ for a few years and I always had to double-clutch into 3rd gear. I did some research and apparently it was a common issue for that particular year.
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You had to double clutch a jeep? I've never had to do that but at least it was easy to troubleshoot
yeah dude only when it was a cold start after the jeep got to normal operating temp it was fine and didnt have to double clutch but yeah it was pretty annoying! hahah

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