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Old 09-01-2012, 11:36 AM
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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.

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