Well, I can't comment on the F10 ZHP knob compatibility but I am using the E46 ZHP knob with the Evo3 and have not experienced any issues. The Evo3 is adjustable for height; are you sure that the adjustment nut is fully tightened? That is, when you say the knob is rotating, are you sure that the knob is tight and it's actually the shift lever shaft that is turning instead?
ETA: I used a rubber mallet to seat the knob.
:banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead::banghead:My ZHP knob is illuminated and it held up to the pounding. I don't see why yours wouldn't. I've also seated it with a firm smack with the heel of my hand.
I'm sorry to hear that. As I said, I have no direct experience with the F10 knob but I don't think there is much variance between the BMW shift levers so that would mean that the knobs should all have a similar sized hole. The UUC shifter is designed to be compatible with OE shift knobs so I don't know where the interference that you are experiencing is coming from. I only had to hit the knob two or three times with the rubber mallet and I've even used a 48-oz mini sledge and 2x4 with a red shop towel on top of the knob and suffered no ill affects.
That is very strange... perhaps the jewel style changed on the later knobs. I know on the normal ZHP knobs there is essentially no way they could break as they were a hard yet pliable plastic.Rubber mallet.:sad1:
Oh! I am having the same side to side issue as the OP mentioned after my install. Sounds like I need to gently get the knob locked in place!
Also, do either of you guys have the "~10 degree CCW rotation" issue with the F10 knob and the UUC shifter?I have an F10 knob in my car. I also have a UUC shifter but have no clue what model it is since it was there when I bought the car 4 years ago. Mine went on no problem. Also, I used the new F10 boot but with the E39 plastic ring on the bottom. There is a sticky/FAQ regarding this stuff.