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I think that the gearbox must be taken open.
and that the outpout shaft must be changed for a longer one.
I have sended a email because I want more info.
the problem was that like the big heavy 6 speed boxes like the e39 m5 and the s6 53 diesel and petrol boxes.
you can not get parts because they are not ment to be taken open.
when you try this they break.I have never found a company that can taken a gearbox like that open and back closed again without get it damaged.
I think that this is the reason the use the zf s5 310:320 because it go's easy open.
I do not know the 6 speed e36 m3 is going as easy open because its the same like the e39m5 box.
only the output shaft is smaller.the e39 m5 and the e46 m3(v8) box have the same thicker output shaft.
the bellhousing shape is different to but the gear inside are all the same.
when I know more I will post this here.
but when you see the prices of the getrag 280.
and with this adpater you can go to the zf s5d 320(the later are stronger)
then you have a good and strong box,and its cheap to find.