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e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
14-12-2018, 11:13 AM
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e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
has anyone done this conversion, any recommendations? I am throwing the towel in fixing my 5HP19. I am highly considering a conversion to make the car reliable again. any leads?
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14-12-2018, 11:21 AM
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RE: e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
You might want to keep that car forever! you wont get that money back when selling! I know 2 people that have done that, have R30k + aside for this.


How about you sell you car and buy a manual?

Current:
2014 320i M-Sport (Mrs)
2010 X5 3.0d XDrive (Family)
2005 325ci M-Sport (Mr) - Monday - Thursday
2003 330ci (Mr) - Friday - Sunday


Previous BMWs:
2012 328i Luxury Line - Powerful racy motor
2012 320i e90 - Solid built, disappointing performance
2004 320i e46 - Built like a tank, superb motor
2003 320i e46 - Money pit, lemon of note
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14-12-2018, 11:22 AM
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RE: e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
plenty info about this on the forum if you search bro, but i can tell you for sure that its probably best to contact someone like Gizmo (aka Warren) who have extensive experience in this conversion, and have a track record of doing it properly
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14-12-2018, 11:27 AM
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RE: e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
(14-12-2018 11:21 AM)MSLVIN003 Wrote:  You might want to keep that car forever! you wont get that money back when selling! I know 2 people that have done that, have R30k + aside for this.


How about you sell you car and buy a manual?

selling it with a broken box makes it worthless and ive already lost a lot of money trying to repair it. ive decided to rather keep the car since it is still solid, besides the gearbox issue.
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14-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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RE: e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
(14-12-2018 11:27 AM)Liquid Ice Wrote:  
(14-12-2018 11:21 AM)MSLVIN003 Wrote:  You might want to keep that car forever! you wont get that money back when selling! I know 2 people that have done that, have R30k + aside for this.


How about you sell you car and buy a manual?

selling it with a broken box makes it worthless and ive already lost a lot of money trying to repair it. ive decided to rather keep the car since it is still solid, besides the gearbox issue.

have you enquired about getting the gearbox repaired at ZFSA? they are pretty good, and provide you with a warranty. i believe ZFSA are partners on this forum, so maybe look at chatting to one of them about it as well.

see here: https://www.bmwfanatics.co.za/showthread.php?tid=86230
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14-12-2018, 11:39 AM
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RE: e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
There's a place in Booyseen, Johannesburg called ALL-OMATIC TRANSMISSIONS 0114937590,Just give it a try they are very very good when it comes to automatic transmission repairs and services..
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14-12-2018, 12:02 PM
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I do not want to repair the gear box anymore. I have lost a lot of money with repairs.
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14-12-2018, 12:20 PM
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Then find a donor car and guy buy the bits...

This seems overly complicated, but essentially if you have all the right parts its bolt on bolt off

I will be on the other side if anybody needs me Bluebiggrin
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14-12-2018, 01:19 PM
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i have one..bought a SMG without motor & box & bought a donor

current: BMW E92 M3 (bearings could be fcukd)
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15-12-2018, 10:21 AM
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RE: e46 330i auto to Manual conversion
(14-12-2018 11:13 AM)Liquid Ice Wrote:  has anyone done this conversion, any recommendations? I am throwing the towel in fixing my 5HP19. I am highly considering a conversion to make the car reliable again. any leads?

Hi, i have done the conversion, best thing you could ever do, in my opinion, my car is a totally different car, my advice to you, becareful who you give the work to, i had parts stolen when i did my conversion and the guys messed the propshaft up, i had to go back in and sort the mess ups, WARREN (GIZMO) who used to be on this forum does excellent work from what i have seen, he has done the conversion many times, i would suggest he do it for you, my car has become so reliable in comparison to all the problems i used to have with the automatic transmission, hope this helps
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