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Chris de la Cruz
06-23-2004, 01:25 AM
Yeah i got the car back today from the shop. Had the transmission rebuilt. the friction plates were ****ed completely, my torque converter was damaged and my entire first gear was shot. it costed about $2200 to fix :mad:. I didn't do the tranny swap cuz i really needed the car to get around this summer. buses don't run frequent in my area to get to work. but meh... i'll hopefully have it done this winter... don't want to put the E30 through another winter... took a beating this last one.

///m powered
06-23-2004, 03:01 AM
good to hear your back on the road man,,,

bummer you burnt a hole in your pocket :S

Chris de la Cruz
06-23-2004, 08:48 AM
^^^ yeah i know... that money could've went to an M-tech kit or something :mad: but whatever.... as long as my car's driving on the road again

MR 325
06-24-2004, 07:05 AM
That's a lot man, could have bought the parts to make it stick for less than that!

BMW BMXer
06-24-2004, 12:59 PM
2200!!

I would be lucky to get that much for my car!

Chris de la Cruz
06-24-2004, 01:38 PM
^^^:D yeah i know dude... i needed it horribly as a daily driver... i didn't have time to do a swap myself. needed a car to go to work and back (no buses come frequent)... plus its totally worth it cuz i only had like 145 xxx kms on it

theNoiseJava
06-24-2004, 01:57 PM
You should have done the 5 speed swap. A person with experience can do that in a day or two.

ZiMMie
06-24-2004, 02:08 PM
2200$ :eek: :eek: :eek: next time shop around that preaty expensive. for that much u could have gotten the 87 325e with the 90 325is motor. plus have some extra cash sittin around DaMN Homie that very pricey I would never go back to that shop..

Chris de la Cruz
06-24-2004, 02:29 PM
^^ actually that was the cheapest i found

Mystikal
06-25-2004, 12:13 PM
You spent $2200 fixing an auto tranny? I'm dying of laughter. People would have sold you the 5-speed tranny INSTALLED for less than half of that.

Wow.

aaron_silva
06-25-2004, 01:14 PM
You could have bout a daily driver and a 5speed for that price.*thmbsdwn*

Aaron

///m powered
06-25-2004, 01:18 PM
wait how much is 2,200 in US currency?

ZiMMie
06-25-2004, 01:32 PM
is lke 1,631.54 USD

MR 325
06-25-2004, 08:16 PM
My friend Josh just sold ALL the parts needed for a 5 speed swap for $500 US... Think about that man.

///m powered
06-25-2004, 08:28 PM
Originally posted by ZiMMie
is lke 1,631.54 USD

ok
sounds about right if you get everyhting new and dont install yourself .... *shiner*