Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

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

Postby Yoshi » Fri Jun 04, 2010 8:34 am

It's not that hard if you have all the parts. The problem is, you almost never have all the parts.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby EqualizedCustoms » Sat Jun 05, 2010 4:24 am

true but the owner will have to provide the stuff i need when needed so it wouldnt hurt me. just my time waitin for the parts.

so now i have this i might take on a manual swap. just gotta figure out what i should charge to do one. providing they have everything to do it
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Sat Jun 05, 2010 1:09 pm

I'd charge about $5-600 but I dunno. My "garage" space is precious to me. I've almost stopped taking side jobs. I only have 1 real usable space.
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Postby EqualizedCustoms » Sat Jun 05, 2010 9:04 pm

well i got the space and i dont work on the weekends. I could always use the extra cash. I got all of the tools needed for it. so i think that would be fine with me.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby izdebo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:47 pm

Hi.
I've got question about 5speed swap on my e30 IX swap. Somebody told me that those parts from this link http://bmwfans.info/parts/catalog/E30/4 ... lywheel-2/

are required.

Is this truth?
Im not talking about flywheel. I'm talking about other parts- bering, etc.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:52 pm

Parts 1-4 are the pilot bearing. It should just come as one unit. Part 5 should already be installed on the crank. You should need part #10. Otherwise the bolts will puncture the rear main seal of the engine.

From 11 on, I've never seen those before. I have no idea what those are. I can't imagine they are IX specific.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby izdebo » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:13 pm

So, I need to buy parts #1-4 ( pilot bering) and part #10???
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Mon Sep 20, 2010 6:36 pm

yes. Part #10 needs to be from a the same car as your flywheel came from as they are varying thicknesses. IE I think dual mass flywheels have thinner ones while single mass have thicker. I'm not 100% on this though. realoem.com should help you find the right one for you.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby izdebo » Fri Oct 15, 2010 5:23 am

So, i've swaped 5spd getrag, and I have a problem :cry:

After I press clutch pedal I cant put on 1st or other gear :cry: When I want to put it with much force car starting to move - I think that is clutch clamp, but maybe somebody have better idea.
My clutch is brand new, master/slave cylinder is new too.

My car it's a e30 ix (4wd).
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:15 pm

You have two possibilities. 1, you didn't bleed the clutch properly so the slave cylinder isn't extending all the way. 2, you installed the clutch plate backwards and it refuses to let go.

I hope you just didn't bleed the clutch properly.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby izdebo » Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:53 am

so, i took of the gearbox again. Doing that there was a big problem -clutch shaft was rusted (my friend didn't clean it before), and clutch plate was locked on him. After pressing clutch pedal, the clutch plate was blocked, and this is the reason why my clutch wont work.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Jnnfranke » Thu Jan 13, 2011 8:10 am

Yoshi wrote:.....In courtesy to E30Tech, I have reformatted this tutorial in the form of a post. If you like this tutorial, please visit my main website for this and more information.....


I'm not engine mechanics. There is more clear images and suggestion really helped me at last knight, so I'm signed up today for thanked.

Keep this forum up. :P
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby Yoshi » Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:08 pm

Thanks! Glad I could help.
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Re: Yoshi and viet's Auto to Manual Swap Guide

Postby madbehaviour » Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:31 pm

I'm Ronny from Germany and about to do the 5-speed conversion.
All i have to do to complete the conversion is to reassemble the whole thing.

Here are my thoughts and hints:

1)
Did anybody try to connect the starting circuit to the brake switch and leave the relay in?
If we do so the car should only start if we step on the brakes and the brake lights are on. Might be a bit safer for those like me who are driving E30 automatic for decades...

2)
Does anybody have an illuminated shift knob installed?
It uses one of the 3 wires under the console that Yoshi bundled together and also needs the brown (minus) wire there. Just look at the automatic lever to figure out w/c wires power the illumination of the lever...

3)
If the cruise does not work after the transmission swap do the following if the clutch switch is installed properly:
Pull off the plug of the cruise control wiring harness that connects this wiring harness to the starter block relay under the dash. See the attached image for details!

4)
Rebuild the gear lever assy. Put new bushings there and all the little plastic washers and O-rings etc. It is cheap and the lever will feel like new after that. Perfect shifts all the time...

5)
Replace the sealing of the output flange. This way you will not have to deal w/ a leaking gearbox after a few miles.

6)
For all Europeans (and those who have access to Euro parts):
The drive shaft length goes along w/ the M20 gearbox type.
There are Getrag 240 (plastic 320i), Getrag 260 (325 i/e), and ZF 5/S16 (chrome 320i/323i) gearboxes available. Always try to get the drive shaft and the gearbox from the same car to have a matching pair.
The ZF 5-speed box is the lightest one and uses the longest drive shaft of them all.

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

Postby Yoshi » Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:12 pm

Good ideas! Thanks Ronny
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