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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 01-27-2014, 09:22 PM
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What do I do with my old 5sp Trans?

I have an E30 5spd Getrag 260 that has no 2nd or 3rd gear. I replaced it and just have this one laying around. I'd hate to toss it, does anyone want it? It's in Los Angeles.
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Old 01-28-2014, 12:21 AM
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Put it in the classifieds. I'm sure somebody will want it.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:59 PM
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take to a metals recycler, get $15 for. convert $15 into beer.


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Old 01-29-2014, 04:03 AM
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Hate to break this to you Kyle but there isn't an infinite supply of 5sp transmissions for E30's and if we as owners trash them ten yrs from now when you need to replace yours the people who have them for sale won't be asking a few hundred dollars anymore for one .This trans needs to be rebuilt the OP doesn't want to do it but that doesn't mean somebody shouldn't. All these cars are 20 to 30 yrs old more than half of them are antiques in most states .Now if it was an automatic you could just crush that thing ,LOL just kidding .

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Old 01-30-2014, 12:27 PM
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Drain the fluid, Power wash it and maybe soda blast it. Add some brackets and use it as a end table with a glass top.
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Old 02-02-2014, 09:06 AM
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I like this idea a lot! The problem is if I do this my self... Well I see all those little cooling fins and I know as soon as I shoot anything at it it's coming right back at me. Or I have to pay to have it cleaned and I need ABS sensors more than a table. I'm hoping to find someone who's interested in a free core.


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Old 02-02-2014, 10:40 PM
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the getrag boxes are irrepairable.

bin it.

but try sell it first, you might as well
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Old 02-02-2014, 11:11 PM
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the getrag boxes are irrepairable.

bin it.

but try sell it first, you might as well
I'm not a transmission expert but I find it hard to believe they're irreparable. It might be a specialty craft but someone out there can rebuild them, I've read about it.


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Old 02-02-2014, 11:14 PM
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I'm not a transmission expert but I find it hard to believe they're irreparable. It might be a specialty craft but someone out there can rebuild them, I've read about it.


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prehaps i should rephrase.

they are irrepairable as far as i know, parts are not individually available from either BMW or Getrag, only complete units. even if they were, not economically viable when you can get a whole good box for less than $300
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:50 PM
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Yeah, I got a good replacement for about $400 from a reliable source. I saw Craigslist stuff for $150. I'll give it another week then put it next to the bin.


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Old 02-04-2014, 01:25 AM
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I'll say it again so it's simpler go on Ebay and see what a 4sp for a Mustang from the 60's costs now ,and yeah it's no problem getting one now just they've all been bought up and rebuilt and even the just used ones are twice what they where 10yrs ago,so as long as 10 yrs from now your willing to pay $600 to $800 for a Getrag 260 which by the way is much rarer than a basic Ford top loader 4sd that came in everything.You guy's keep thinking there not worth fixing you'll be wishing you had latter when you can't replace it.If I wasn't in the Mid Atlantic I'd definitely take it ,but it's a long drive to CA ,I drove to Delaware a 300mile round trip ,yesterday for half a Ducati,so I'm a little focused when it comes to deal.
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Old 02-04-2014, 01:25 AM
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Old 02-04-2014, 04:37 AM
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Exclamation Think before you dump

After having lived in the USA and Europe for a few years I am still surprised how quick you (Europeans & Americans) are to trash something
I hear what Toybuilder is saying & have to agree
How do you think breakers make their money.
I know storage is an issue for a lot of people, but when you get into your 50's you will be spending a lot of time with your head between your legs biting your ass, shouting "I wish I had not junked that"

There a re quite a few people who hoard soon-to-be vintage parts, with the idea of selling them a few years down the line, as a pension plan

Here you can give your box to the Getrag agents to be rebuilt.
I recently hadf a 6 speed unit rebuilt for not too much moolah.
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Old 02-04-2014, 09:16 AM
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Alright, I hear you. I'll make sure it goes to the right place. If anyone's got a lead on a taker, I would appreciate the help.


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Old 02-04-2014, 09:18 AM
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Also, I have it very nicely boxed up for shipping if anyone wants me to ship it out. Probably cost about $100


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Old 02-10-2014, 12:08 PM
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Somebody came and picked it up today. It will be rebuilt.


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Old 02-10-2014, 03:34 PM
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That would be me My uncle is a transmission mechanic so it'll be a side project for us. We're currently rebuilding a head for my new 1990 325i! Then we can rebuild this and do a 5 speed swap! Can't wait! Thanks again for the trans I really appreciate it.
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