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Old 02-20-2011, 12:47 AM   #1
Join Date: Sep 2007
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E39 Manual gear box 1st gear torque limiter?

I have a 1998 528i and when i push it in 1st gear, it's almost like the car holds back, RPM goes up but the car does not move quickly.

The moment I put it into second gear or higher it's fine.

I heard that BMW may have put a limiter in 1st gear to keep it smooth when accelerating, and that it can be disabled.

Is this true? Or what else could be the problem?

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