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Old 04-30-2011, 12:57 PM
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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.

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Old 04-30-2011, 02:47 PM
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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
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:37 AM
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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
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Old 05-01-2011, 09:50 AM
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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
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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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:08 PM
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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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 06:20 PM
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Hi, where are located?

Andy
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Old 05-12-2011, 07:12 AM
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^ good plan

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Old 05-13-2011, 05:43 PM
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Trade for the 325es? Haha
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