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03-07-2009, 11:57 AM

Just went and checked out this car hoping to find a transmission that I could use in my E34... but it's an 02/85 production car with the 265/6 trans.

Guy is only asking $750, might be worth it for parts for someone... has a pretty decent blue interior and 16" wheels that look like replicas of these:


Didn't check whether or not it runs. Shows 420,000kms on the odo. Fair amount of rust in the fenders, but some of the other body panels looked alright.

Guy's name is Steve, phone number is 905-623-0202. Car is in Bowmanville, just off the 401 near the Liberty St. exit.

03-07-2009, 03:59 PM
so the 265/6 won't work in M30 based E34's?

03-07-2009, 04:34 PM
Not easily. You could make it work, but from my research it's about 2 inches longer than the E34 260/6, so you'd have to get the driveshaft shortened. Also, the trans mounts for the 265/6 are further forward than on the 260/6. Not a really huge deal, but I'd rather get something that fits properly so I don't have to modify other stuff.

From what I've been able to find... the E28 260/6 (from late 85 production) is about an inch too long but can be made to work in the E34 by swapping the output flange and shortening the trans output shaft.