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Old 04-24-2013, 05:34 PM
Bigrobsbmw Bigrobsbmw is offline
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Mein Auto: 2004 745i, 2001 740i
6 speed conversion

Yes it can be done, even on the IL model. The driveshaft may need to be custom modified by a specialty shop but it is definetly doable. Check the Euro side of the ETK and see if the IL over there was available with a manual gearbox. I fancied doing a E32 740il in my youth but may end up converting my E38 740i when the tranny dies again just for fun.
Just a hint. Take two short drive shafts and make one long one. The rest is cross reference research and bolt on.
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