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Old 01-03-2012, 05:05 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Kristina View Post
I'll have to look at the input shaft area again.

The tranny does shift, just doesn't put power to the wheels.

Interesting about the transfer case thing & three wheels... will have to check that, thanks

I knew about the tcase & different length driveshaft for the 5sp swap - will any e30 5sp trans fit?
if you are NOT getting power to the wheels then you have a transmission problem. I know you're hoping it is just minor..but e30 auto trans are rather fragile if beat on for any length of time. especially when neglected.

no, the transmission and transfer case are IX specific. ONLY another IX transmission will fit unless you plan on converting the entire driveline to 2 wheel drive e30. and I don't think you want to do that..LOL

if you plan on getting a shop to do this be prepared to spend a king's ransom and make sure it is a shop which is bmw specific that has familiarity with this model car.

I think I've had 18 bmw's in 6 years.

1 90 325is white - keepin
1 87 325i vert -red - keepin
latest addition 1 88-325is red - parts
latest addition 1 89-325i vert - white -fixin/sold
latest addition 1 92-318i vert - blue - parts
latest addition 1 87 325is blk - parts.
latest addition as of 2013-Gold 87-325is auto! it's a keeper!
KEEPER 88 5sp Vert 2016

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