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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 12-05-2013, 06:04 PM
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You don't have to pull the engine for the tranny swap, but you do need one of these or similar.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:19 PM
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See the difference is these guys have 3000 post of my bad spelling, Most of them have learned the hard way... as you will.. it has no effect on skill...
I understand, but sometimes someone has to start somewhere, no? I mean it is his car, his project. I am not anyone that will say no. Let him try it.

I know I am not a fan of the swap either. Twice was enough.
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Old 12-05-2013, 06:21 PM
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You don't have to pull the engine for the tranny swap, but you do need one of these or similar.
You don't have to, but it makes the job MUCH easier, especially if you don't have a lift. Plus might as well do it if you are replacing the engine mounts. It's good experience and bonding experience with the car.
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Re: Automatic conversion to manual

My ti had the clutch line bracket already, not welding for me
It took me about three days of actual work to get mine done.

If you're on a budget just buy a wrecked/ overheated E36 and re use some of the parts you probably shouldn't (by which I mean if it seams usable use it, not that you should install mounts that you can squash by hand). If you're savvy and the parts car has enough other usable (saleable) parts you can do it for next to nothing by the time all is said and done.

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