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post #11 of 17 Old 29th January 2018, 02:43 AM Thread Starter
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Any updates on this brother? How'd it go?
It’s been too cold to lay on the ground in the junk yard :P

I took my car apart. Waiting for a warmer day for part collection.

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Spend $151 yesterday and got cluster, shifter, shift linkages, shifter sound deadening pad, shift knob/boot, driveshaft, slave cylinder, and differential.

Got pedals from Clemster already.

We had a mid day blizzard and I got cold, so I stopped before pulling the trans— will go back next week for that.

I believe I have every other part required for the swap, now

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Hello. So here am I. I have done that allready. Manual conversion is not a problem at all but when you start driving it gets bad. So I have problem aboit rev hang when I lift from the gas and press cluth rpm jumps about 200 when I do that. Also cruise control stopped working in 1 week. Everything beside that is okay.
Also about conversion. Bmw e46 trans is the same. Manual driveshaft is different also the diff is different auto driveshaft doesnot connect to it and manual driveshaft dowsnot connect to auto diff. You can change the linkage from manual 2.93 diff to automatic 3.46. I have video on my youtube channel how 3.46 drives if you want check it out. Bola Films. Center bearing is the same and guibo is same. You have to do some changes in wires underneath the steering wheel in EWS because it wont start without that. Then you will need programing work to let it know that it is manual. You have to turn off on dash that PRND light you dont have to change cluster. I think that is all. Also you wont have reverse lights but you can wire it with relay.
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Great. Do you have instagram or something where I can contact you ? Or if you can answer here. Does your rpm jumps when you shift gears ?
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