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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 02-28-2006, 05:59 PM
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6spd Transmission rebuild

I think my syncros' days are numbered due to symptoms in third that are growing similar to other posts, I am changing fluids this weekend, but was curious if anyone knew where to get a good transmission rebuild/kit and cost?
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Old 02-28-2006, 06:20 PM
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here's the wierd thing about the 6 spd tranny... they aren't everywhere yet they aren't worth very much either. the 7 people would love to get their hands on a 6 spd and do the swap but there's just aren't that many around.
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I think my syncros' days are numbered due to symptoms in third that are growing similar to other posts, I am changing fluids this weekend, but was curious if anyone knew where to get a good transmission rebuild/kit and cost?

Unfortunately, you may be facing a huge bill. If you are forced to buy a new unit I think they cost of $5000. Of course that's not including labor.
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:13 PM
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I don't believe the manufacture sells parts for the Getrag 6 speed transmission for rebuild. You only option is buy used or new which is quite expensive. Contact LSCMAN who had gutted a Getrag 6 speed transmission. Good luck.
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Old 03-03-2006, 08:31 AM
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STOP THE PRESS!!!!

i think that might interest you.
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Old 03-03-2006, 09:30 AM
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thats an automatic though
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I cannot beleive that they dont offer rebuilt rebuilt 6 spd trannys. Probabily a stupid n00b post, but what is the difference between the bellhousing on a 6 cylinder auto tranny, and a v8 manual. More specifically, would it bolt up? I know everything that would be involved like clutch, driveshaft, mounts, remove computer, flywheel, etc. Please dont tell me that it would be cheaper to buy a different car. I was just wondering.
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You might try here.

www.car-part.com

They have 6 speed tranny's (used), might be an option.
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I am confused on this post. I thought one of the main advantages of having a manual besides the fun factor is when they break it is usually just a clutch.

Why is this transmission having issues?

How many miles are on the tranny?

And why does it cost as much as an auto tranny to get fixed?
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I am confused on this post. I thought one of the main advantages of having a manual besides the fun factor is when they break it is usually just a clutch.
If you grind the syncros enough you can wear them bald. Slipping the clutch as normal driving can warp some of the internal components. Also if you like powershifting expect your transmission to last about year before grenading. On the rumor mill I have heard stories of manuals overheating from driving an overloaded car too long in too high a gear.

As a whole though manuals do tend to last longer and, when compared to autos, tend to be much easier to fix when they do break.

Anyone who owns a jeep can tell you about the reliability of the Puegot BA10 5spd.

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Saw this and thought of this post... Seems like a great deal if you get like a 30 or 60 day waranty to give you some time to get it checked. Check it

Honestly I don't know much about the differences/specs between the two but I'm figuring it's only beneficial.
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