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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 07-07-2015, 09:05 AM
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My good bye gift - didn't have a chance to do it myself

My slushbox was serviced, so I didn't really have any issues with it. But I know one day it would have failed, at which point I would have changed with a manual. Being old school, I don't wait for stuff to go sideways, but I start gathering info. As much as I can.
So for it to not go to waste, I thought to leave it here, and I think it will land in a few good hands. Attached is a comprehensive pdf with parts for v8 and i6, as well as links with detailed info on how this is done.

Good luck Festers

Manual Tranny Parts.pdf
Looking for a DIY? Parts? Check this out, it might be your ticket

Stable: e92is, e46, , e83, f25, e53 - sold, e39 RIP

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Old 07-07-2015, 12:27 PM
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Thanks buddy...I'll be needing this at some point sooner than later.
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Old 07-07-2015, 01:35 PM
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Nice info... I'm sure plenty of people will make good use of it!
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