Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby danalyse » Thu Aug 13, 2009 7:59 pm

Hope to rely on your expertise once the job begins and if and most likely will have problems.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Thu Aug 13, 2009 10:32 pm

ill see what I can do. ive never had an E30 with working cruise tho lol.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby danalyse » Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:42 am

Was wondering about the differences in rear end ratios between the automatic versus the manual cars. Should I be concerned. How will it affect performance if I leave in the the rear end that came with the automatic.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Fri Aug 14, 2009 12:06 pm

Autos generally have a 4.10 open diff in the back while manuals came with 3.73 open or LSDs. If you don't swap out the rear end, you will get much more acceleration (read: have to shift sooner) and have a lower top speed (down to like 135 IIRC).

Realistically? You dont need to swap it out. You'd gain some mpg from a taller gear but nothing worth killing yourself over.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Archlight » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:11 am

I just did tis 5 speed swap and I ave te same problem. Te sift console was from a 87 325e and it is not centered and is pused forward.

Te solution is to et a late model sift console as I see no oter reason wy tis problem would exist. I am runni a E36 M3 sifter and it sift trou all te ears just fine, but sits way too far forward.

Sorry my keyboard broke so I am missin my and keys, can you tell, LOL

C/Ya!
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:00 pm

so the early model eta shifter was wrong? That doesn't make much sense...
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby BMWIS » Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:42 pm

Any info/advice on taking the swapping the pedals? I didn't see this part in the write up.

It's been a slow process due to being really busy. I've got all the auto stuff removed.

I'm going to swap pedals today.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby BMWIS » Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:52 pm

OK my car has a clutch pedal now.

I guess that wasn't so bad. I couldn't see well enough to realize there was a clip on the brake pedal to booster rod pin....Got that figured out and all bolted in.

All the auto stuff was removed a month ago.

All the 5sp stuff minus the pedals in the parts car......Talk about slow progress.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby ten2doyle102 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:11 pm

Meh...My friend to 2 years on his project. You can look at like that if you want.. :)
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby AlienBlood » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:11 am

Yoshi wrote:someone with an auto car, verify this works :-p

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I found a potentially easier manual swap wiring


Sorry to awaken a year-old thread, but I felt this was worth sharing:

Since we're converting the starting circuit to an Always-On condition, it's easier/quicker/safer to remove the starter relay and install a jumper wire with spade terminals between pins 30 and 87, as opposed to cutting/splicing wires. It also makes a great anti-theft device ;)
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:29 pm

I guess you could turn it into a switch and hide it under the dash? lol.

This still isn't a proven wire up method. tho. Unless you've done it?
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Sat May 01, 2010 1:38 am

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This works! The car started right up! The reverse lights are a little odd. I think it's plugged in right. If this works out. you potentially have to do NO cutting! i guess you could solder those 2 wires together but thats it!
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby ten2doyle102 » Mon May 10, 2010 12:54 pm

Hmmm... that's kinda cool. That would be pretty funny to play games on people when they try to start it. Have them get in and attempt it....they say wtf....then you get and in sneakly flip the switch and start it up...then you say wtf.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Mon May 10, 2010 2:17 pm

Yea it would make a very nice safety switch. *shrugs*
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby EqualizedCustoms » Wed Jun 02, 2010 3:35 pm

i could be doing this for soo many ppl. i have had pms on the tech asking me if i would want to do a auto to manual swap for them.
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