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Reem 09-01-2012 10:10 AM

I've been searching and searching for a 645ci smg model and walked into a wall each time. I wanted to know how hard it would be to do the conversion? Smg tranny etc...

Ellicit 09-01-2012 11:36 AM

SMG are fun, my last car was an SMG, and I absolutely loved it... but can be very expensive to maintain.. the extended warranty wont cover the pump, which usually goes after 40K... BMW will charge you about 3-5K with a new clutch, and clutch slave. The rebuilt pump cost $350, + $500 in labor at an indy shop tho'. The M series 7 speed SMG are less problematic I hear.

Conversion? nothing is impossible, but its not worth the MONEY... its will never be perfect, you should check out alot of info there on the SMG, my friend converted his to a 6speed, and a lot MONEY+TIME spent eventually he sold the car because 1, 3 never worked accordingly.

Check out ebay. I bought my last car from there, I had paid $100 to this company who sent a rep out there and inspected the vehicle... VERY DETAILED INSPECTION, they will give you a PDF with pictures of anything and everything.


whitedesigns 09-02-2012 07:21 AM

I have an SMG, great to drive, 65K miles, never a hiccup, problem or repair.

Talmadge 09-03-2012 07:05 AM

52,000 on my SMG convertible, no problems.

blakedanatural 09-03-2012 07:33 AM

My Pump went after 62500. replacement SMG PUMP was arond 330.00. I currently have 63600 miles

Bigchagg 09-08-2012 06:14 AM


Originally Posted by blakedanatural (Post 7050170)
My Pump went after 62500. replacement SMG PUMP was arond 330.00. I currently have 63600 miles

Myn went at around 40k and burnt out a couple relays, cost me me 500 to put right from an Indy.

Everything's spot on now and has been for the last 25k. I love it:thumbup:

Ellicit 09-12-2012 03:57 PM

I sold my car at 80K, replaced pump/clutch once.
Reem, since your in Brooklyn, and you decied to go forward with an SMG, keep MotorSpec in mind. Good indi shop for SMG etc...

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