Re: Stranded in Wichita in 2nd gear
Call Lone Star BMW, (512) 451-7979 to see if they have the ball stud and overnight it to your location. With the broken piece left on mine, I was able to screw out the back side with a pair of pliers. Not a big job, circlips being the biggest PITA and making sure the ball has fully seated in the well before putting the circlip in. Check/tighten all other studs, using locktite blue if you find a loose one, 8mm or 5/16 tightens the ball stud. Install the side plate ball linkage last with circlip.
Hope this helps,
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