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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Feb 2nd, 2014, 07:38 AM Thread Starter
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Baulking Gearchange

My R55 S Lci has always suffered with sharp clutch engagement and a gearchange with varying degrees of 'baulkiness'.

The clutch issue makes it difficult to drive smoothly even after 25K miles of use.

It often feels like the synchro is working hard and there is resistance as the gears engage (clipping?). I always try to ensure that the clutch pedal is fully depressed when changing gear.

It seems worse when cold but is evident at all engine /gearbox temperatures.

The dealer says there is no issue but I'm concerned for gearbox longevity.

Has anyone else experience of this?

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Just stumbled across this thread. I have the same issue on a Clubman D, but I think it has the same clutch setup as the S. Visciously difficult to drive smoothly, the clutch is basically "on" or "off" with no in between.

Thought it could be related to the hydraulics but had the clutch fluid drained and refilled with no change. Thinking now it's probably down inside the bell housing - something like the throw out bearing or something. Have learned to adapt, but I have to focus hard on pedal action when driving. Kind of inconvenient to say the least.
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Depending on the mileage baulking during changing gear can be caused by worn syncro hubs or an incorrect grade of oil thats too thick, especially when cold?
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My Cooper D 2013 with 8000 miles covered is exactly the same . Baulky , sharp clutch in various gears at various times. I have found being far more forceful and quick with gear changes helps but think this just masks the issue. It is worse when cold as well. A dealer trip I think but may just wait till the first service.
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I don't know about the others, but in my case at least, the car has been serviced exclusively at an official Mini dealership since I purchased it new. Everything on the car is stock/OEM, trans fluid is original and oil is BMW/Mini approved fully synthetic.

Have been very gentle on the gear shifts and have rev-matched the car since the beginning. I am confident it's not a synchro issue and think it's related to the clutch release mechanism (pressure plate or throw out, I suspect).

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Depending on the mileage baulking during changing gear can be caused by worn syncro hubs or an incorrect grade of oil thats too thick, especially when cold?
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