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ZachC 04-30-2011 12:57 PM

Automatic to Manual Swap
 
I was wanting to swap the automatic tranny in my '88 528e to a manual and I was wondering if anyone had a detailed guide or anything that could help me.

Thanks

catso 04-30-2011 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZachC (Post 6034194)
I was wanting to swap the automatic tranny in my '88 528e to a manual and I was wondering if anyone had a detailed guide or anything that could help me.

Thanks

Try searching on http://www.mye28.com

south26 05-01-2011 06:37 AM

HI, you need to replace/get

The pedals/master
Hard lines/soft lines
Clutch/clutch plate
Tranny/slave
shifter linkage (if it does not come with the tranny)
drive shaft
Your car already has a 3.25 diff so you can leave that.

With the flywheel the lighter the better. The 83 533i and the M5 have lighter fly wheel. I will have a 533i in a month and a half to part.


Andy

catso 05-01-2011 09:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZachC (Post 6034194)
I was wanting to swap the automatic tranny in my '88 528e to a manual and I was wondering if anyone had a detailed guide or anything that could help me.

Thanks

Quote:

Originally Posted by south26 (Post 6035317)
HI, you need to replace/get

The pedals/master
Hard lines/soft lines
Clutch/clutch plate
Tranny/slave
shifter linkage (if it does not come with the tranny)
drive shaft
Your car already has a 3.25 diff so you can leave that.

With the flywheel the lighter the better. The 83 533i and the M5 have lighter fly wheel. I will have a 533i in a month and a half to part.


Andy

Having a donor car like Andy does makes everything MUCH easier. It sounds like you can make a good deal with him for the entire package of parts you're going to need. That's what I would do.:thumbup:

ZachC 05-01-2011 12:08 PM

Thanks Andy. Just shoot me an email at zachc.540sk8r@gmail.com when you get the car and I will see about buying the parts from you.

south26 05-01-2011 06:20 PM

Hi, where are located?

Andy

ZachC 05-03-2011 06:24 PM

Oh I just realized you are in Ohio, I'm in VA. Oh well I found a 325i 5speed for sale so I'm just going to get that and sell the 528e.

noexceptions325 05-12-2011 07:12 AM

^ good plan

sell me the 528e

ZachC 05-13-2011 05:43 PM

Trade for the 325es? Haha


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