I figured this would make a good first post on here. I have an 05 ZHP with 330i 37k miles and it is under warranty till September this year. My problems are as follows: Well, today was the day. I've had it with my 6 speed. 2nd gear is almost useless during hard acceleration since it takes so long to synchronize. I've been to my dealer three times already to get it looked at. They keep saying it's normal. I bought the car with 31k miles and the transmission was fine. But now, with 37k miles, it feels like crap. I've tried almost every fluid, but none of helps after 500 miles. It just goes back to normal. I've only ground 2nd once, but that was right after I put my clutch stop in and I'd already been having this problem. First off, when I went to the dealer, they claimed that my STOCK shifter was an aftermarket one and causing the issue. So, I put in a BMW performance one, which only made things worse. I then went back to the dealer to have them look at it again, this time with the updated part. On the test drive, even the mechanic ground second cause it took so long to sync up. So, fast fore ward to today, it was pretty hot out, and I was in traffic. 2nd gear just kept getting harder and harder to engage. Eventually, I just got mad and just gave up on it and started not using the clutch. When I did this, (revmatching, of course), 2nd gear engaged like all the others. It was perfectly smooth. However, this is a BMW, not a Mack-B model, so, I shouldn't have to be that careful to make second engage smoothly. I love this car, but this poor gear engagement takes a lot of the fun out of it. It's only on 2nd gear, so, I highly doubt it was caused by me or the previous owner. Has anyone here had their transmissions replaced due to this issue or similar? If so, I would like to know as much as possible about it, because I need to get this fixed and you help could convince the dealer it's not normal. I test drove another 2004 330i and all the gears were absolutely perfect. I would appreciate it if any of you guys could give me some advice as to how I should proceed with this problem.