Coolerworx Pro Problem

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  1. 2 Aug 2021 at 6:07 PM #1
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    Hi all,

    I have a Coolerworx Pro shifter with a direct mount kit, the it always seemed a bit like 2nd and 4th wasn't slotted in all the way when engaging them, but it was ok until the other day I went for a spirited drive and hard braking it would come straight out of 2nd gear, similar for 4th.

    It's a 328i track car, it has poly gearbox mounts (I have made some nylon ones I need to fit) engine mounts are the next on my list to refresh.

    The direct mount has studs that the shifter then bolts on to, they have some movement but regardless of where I move it it feels like 2nd and 4th are not "fully slotting in" if that makes sense?

    Has anyone got any feedback if they've had similar problems (doesn't even have to be specific to Coolerworx, as CAE and RTD shifters are kinda similar).

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    So to close this off, the "not so new" engine mounts were not that, the passenger side top ripped off (common) passenger side worse still...ripped from the subframe!

    A new subframe and new E34 solid rubber mounts sorted that, then I had a problem that the gearbox mounts kept working loose at Snetterton yesterday, luckily I then got some nyloc nuts on top of that standard ones and it was then flawless after, I need to investigate why it is working loose though.
     
  3. 6 Sep 2021 at 1:43 PM #3
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    Could be the increased NVH working them loose from the poly bushes, nyloc nuts sound like a good idea to me, if not if you have enough thread on bar from the mount you could lock it with another nut.
     
  4. 6 Sep 2021 at 1:48 PM #4
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    use a schnorr washer, wont come off again.
     
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    Yeah that's what I did do, it's in the text you quoted lol
    Yes I thought it was increased NVH, but it's always the passenger side only coming loose, not drivers which is odd....


    Good shout Iain, not used them but I remember reading about them, taa.

    EDIT: I just looked again as it's been a while, are they the serrated washers? As the original nuts provided with the poly mounts were serrated integrated washer type nuts and they were coming loose.
     
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    It's coming loose on one side due to the torque reaction.

    They are micro serrated and convex, its aerospace stuff, it won't some off if its done up tight.
     
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    Yeah that makes total sense.

    Ok perfect, I will give them a go, thanks for recommendation as usual Iain
     

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