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Old 01-25-2009, 07:52 PM   #16
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I really don't want to have to swap trannys. I don't mind making a tranny crossmember. It'll be a hell of a lot cheaper then finding a G240 tranny, and I know my tranny is mint.

If I use the G240 then I have to mix and match drive shafts don't I? Which is another plus if I use the 318 tranny, because as long as it's not moving back or forth I can keep the stock driveshaft.

So you're saying use the E36 mounting arms with E28 535i mounts?

If I use that, I could use the 318 tranny, convert it to a single mass M20 flywheel (like the m42 guys do) and then use a m20 starter. Then all I'd have to do it make a tranny cross member.

It's hard to find shit on r3v for the swap into the 91 318.
Lol I thought you knew most of this stuffs already....

You don't need to mix-match driveshafts. Use a E36 325i 5-speed drive shaft with an E30 center bearing installed backwards

You don't need a custom brace. Use the stock trans support.

Now go find out the rest. No more infoes from me.
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Old 01-25-2009, 07:58 PM   #17
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Lol I thought you knew most of this stuffs already....

You don't need to mix-match driveshafts. Use a E36 325i 5-speed drive shaft with an E30 center bearing installed backwards

You don't need a custom brace. Use the stock trans support.

Now go find out the rest. No more infoes from me.
Give me info and I'll buy you Mcdonalds.
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:12 PM   #18
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Ok, I think I figured it out.

318 tranny
Custom cross member (maybe a m20 one will work)
M20 Shift linkage
M20 single mass flywheel, PP and Starter (will it hold the power?)
M20 driveshaft
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Old 01-25-2009, 08:32 PM   #19
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Ok, I think I figured it out.

318 tranny
Custom cross member (maybe a m20 one will work)
M20 Shift linkage
M20 single mass flywheel, PP and Starter (will it hold the power?)
M20 driveshaft
I'll tarde you a custom bracket CNCed for one of those sweet 5 lug hubs your making

Seriously though, didn't you read two posts above yours?
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Ok, I think I figured it out.

318 tranny
Custom cross member (maybe a m20 one will work)
M20 Shift linkage
M20 single mass flywheel, PP and Starter (will it hold the power?)
M20 driveshaft
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Old 01-25-2009, 09:43 PM   #21
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It'd be super easy for you to just write a parts list for me. Probably take you like 10 seconds.
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I'll tarde you a custom bracket CNCed for one of those sweet 5 lug hubs your making

Seriously though, didn't you read two posts above yours?
Is that sarcasm? lol
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Dude go read r3v, every stitch of information you want is there.
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Old 01-25-2009, 10:02 PM   #24
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Dude go read r3v, every stitch of information you want is there.
In ridiculous amounts of incomplete places.
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Remember this (just going through some old pics for no reason, came across it)

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As it sits right now if anyone cares.
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Dude go read r3v, every stitch of information you want is there.
QFTTT...When i used the transmission in question there was very vague info and had to experiment and deal with the possibility of failure. It was a success and I put up my info on r3v some one day another person like i was looking for info will be able to easily search and find the information.

Do the research. I will give you a better understanding of the ins and outs of the swap and what needs to be done versus a "grocery shopping list" which is the easy way out.

Just a tip: More you ask on r3v, the less help you will get. Espically when it comes to wiring.

Good luck, and if you have any better questions that haven't already been answered 1000x then ask them, If not search.
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Remember this (just going through some old pics for no reason, came across it)

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHH!

Epic maX dealz FTW!

It was nice and warm too.
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Just a tip: More you ask on r3v, the less help you will get. Espically when it comes to wiring.

Good luck, and if you have any better questions that haven't already been answered 1000x then ask them, If not search.
Yeah, even if you ask something that hasn't been asked a lot, you're still liable get a bunch of clowns replying, it's an interesting crowd that way. But still, odds are if you come across as having put in the time to do the research and have an oddball problem, there are a dozen guys who have run into it and will help you.
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QFTTT...When i used the transmission in question there was very vague info and had to experiment and deal with the possibility of failure. It was a success and I put up my info on r3v some one day another person like i was looking for info will be able to easily search and find the information.

Do the research. I will give you a better understanding of the ins and outs of the swap and what needs to be done versus a "grocery shopping list" which is the easy way out.

Just a tip: More you ask on r3v, the less help you will get. Espically when it comes to wiring.

Good luck, and if you have any better questions that haven't already been answered 1000x then ask them, If not search.
True. Wiring isn't a problem. It seems pretty straight forward, I have the diagrams. I just need the C101 connector off my stock harness and another connector off the E36 and re pin.
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