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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
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Old Tue, Jul-29-2014, 05:13:09 AM   #31
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Default Re: F10 M5 knob & boot install in e46 M3

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Since this knob is illuminated, does it get warm or is it an LED inside? My car came with a ZHP knob.
No it doesn't get warm. My shift lever gets warmer now after the Autosolutions SSK however...
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Great post! I love my illuminated F10 M5 shift knob. For those who already have non-illuminated ZHP shift knob + Boot ( 330 style ), you can just swap and install the F10 M5 shift knob without any modifications, plug and play..Here's the source I purchased from : http://leatherz.com/product/F10M5IllumKnob.html . Little pricier but they also offer to take knob off F10 M5 boot pre-shipping.
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Old Tue, Jul-29-2014, 05:28:02 AM   #33
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No it doesn't get warm. My shift lever gets warmer now after the Autosolutions SSK however...
Ok thanks! I have an AS SSK too, haven't really noticed the warmth yet.
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Old Tue, Jul-29-2014, 05:54:29 AM   #34
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Very nice write up I have the same mod
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Old Tue, Jul-29-2014, 03:36:07 PM   #35
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What are people using to secure the shift knob on the shifter stock (I've got the RE OCTANE ssk)? When shifting this weekend I pulled the knob came right off. I pressed it on firm and it happened again a few hours later. Got home and pressed it on firmly again and hammer the top with my open hand... ended up busted the rear bushing of the shifter linkage loose from it's body clip. Spent the next morning jacking the car up on stands, loosened the heat shield, and was able to get the bushing pressed in using a breaker bar as my length and jack as my muscle to get the bushing locked back in. I then added a small bit of silicone to the top of the shifter stock and pressed the knob on there once again and let it sit for 14hrs. This morning driving into work it felt like the knob was still some what loose. Neither the shift knob or shifter stock is messed up in anyway.

Has anyone else had this issue or do I need to stop eating my Wheaties for breakfast?

interesting... i have not added my f10 shift knob yet.. however it seems that my oem bmw performance shift knob came off a couple of times..

interestingly enough i have a rogue octane ssk as well.

i have it all taken apart now and i did have to pull it off pretty hard after i got it secured properly.. i had to wack it with a rubber mallet a couple of times.. didnt break my shift bushings or anything..

i replaced all of my shift bushings etc when i put in the ssk.. yours may have been weakened already, as these items wear pretty quickly. it is all plastic though so i could see an older one with many miles breaking even after a few light whacks.
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Great post! I love my illuminated F10 M5 shift knob. For those who already have non-illuminated ZHP shift knob + Boot ( 330 style ), you can just swap and install the F10 M5 shift knob without any modifications, plug and play..Here's the source I purchased from : http://leatherz.com/product/F10M5IllumKnob.html . Little pricier but they also offer to take knob off F10 M5 boot pre-shipping.
Lol they want $22 to cut the boot off...? Am I missing something here...
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Old Tue, Jul-29-2014, 04:33:03 PM   #37
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Your ZHP knob is broken. Mine sits tight and is a PITA to get off.
No, read next time Not a ZHP knob and it's not broken or gummed up as I stated above. It didn't come right off freely... it was hard shifting from 1st to 2nd.

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interesting... i have not added my f10 shift knob yet.. however it seems that my oem bmw performance shift knob came off a couple of times..

interestingly enough i have a rogue octane ssk as well.

i have it all taken apart now and i did have to pull it off pretty hard after i got it secured properly.. i had to wack it with a rubber mallet a couple of times.. didnt break my shift bushings or anything..

i replaced all of my shift bushings etc when i put in the ssk.. yours may have been weakened already, as these items wear pretty quickly. it is all plastic though so i could see an older one with many miles breaking even after a few light whacks.
All of the shifter bushings, bearings, clips, shims were just replaced brand new OE or RE... everything.











The bushing did not break... I broke the rear bushing loose of its securing body clamp - #4 below, by hammering down on the shift knob with my open hand trying to get it on tighter.





I got the bushing/shifter linkage all back together (as described in previous post) so no big deal... was just curious if anyone else had this issue and what adhesive/sealant they used (or suggest to use) to get the knob on there a little more secure... but loose enough for one day when I might need to remove the knob again...

I ended up using some silicone, we'll see if that works....
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No, read next time Not a ZHP knob and it's not broken or gummed up as I stated above. It didn't come right off freely... it was hard shifting from 1st to 2nd.



All of the shifter bushings, bearings, clips, shims were just replaced brand new OE or RE... everything.











The bushing did not break... I broke the rear bushing loose of its securing body clamp - #4 below, by hammering down on the shift knob with my open hand trying to get it on tighter.





I got the bushing/shifter linkage all back together (as described in previous post) so no big deal... was just curious if anyone else had this issue and what adhesive/sealant they used (or suggest to use) to get the knob on there a little more secure... but loose enough for one day when I might need to remove the knob again...

I ended up using some silicone, we'll see if that works....
good clarification... keep us updated if the silicone trick works
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SunD3v1L, I just did this, what a great mod, thanks for the DIY, it makes a great difference with the autosolutions 30%, I am loving the shifts. Highly recommend this knob.
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