Eadz

manual conversion e30 320i

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Hi guys,

I'm waiting to manual swop my 88 320i e30. I am wondering if anyone out there has a full manual conversion kit or just a Getrag 240. I have cash and willing to travel. I'm not entirely sure all the parts I need but am really keen to learn so any help will be very much appreciated. 

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Here's what you need (others can chip in if I have forgotten anything!)

Manual Gearbox (240, 260, or 265) - make sure it has the M20 bellhousing

Driveshaft to suit; Flywheel and clutch

Clutch master cylinder and mounting bracket, slave cylinder, and flexi and metal lines 

Gearchange mechanism, gear lever, knob, and rubber boot

Rear cross member for gearbox

Manual pedalbox

Remember to isolate or bypass the automatic park lock switch or the car will not start. (ie an automatic car will only start when the car is in park).

Depending on budget you probably want to use as many new parts as you can, (Clutch, master and slave cylinders, gearbox mounts). Check the gear change bushings and get the kit to replace these - much easier when the gearbox is out.  And, a short shift gear lever is always worthwhile.

Good luck James

Cheers...Stephen

 

 

 

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On 1/4/2018 at 7:13 PM, skidz said:

Here's what you need (others can chip in if I have forgotten anything!)

Pretty much covered everything right there, the only other thing I can think of is the spigot bearing - there's two different sizes from memory. The difference is the diameter of the gearbox input shaft.

There's a Getrag 260 for sale by a member in this post here and it's in Auckland, ex M20 - could be the way to go?

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