If you do the shifter, heed ALL the advice you've ever read about the process...
I'd also be willing to help, since I did mine less than 3 months ago.
Oh, I picked up a kit from Pelican using the Z3 shifter with new bushings. I should have bent my shifter to keep the original gear placement but I'm happy with it and the cost was very reasonable.
93 325is - sold!
2000 540ia- sold!