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Old 04-06-2018, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Auto to Manual Conversion Feasibility

Hi,

I own a 1999 318ti that is an automatic. I really would love a manual transmission on it, as it has a DASC and is a M-Sport edition. I was wondering what is the feasibility of doing an auto-manual swap? I have seen the official thread on bimmerforums, but nothing really for a 318ti specifically. Would it be better to try and find a wrecked but salvageable 318ti and yank the parts out of it, or try and purchase each part individually online? Also, is this even viable to do, or just unrealistic?

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Bodies of the auto or manual are the same. Be easier with a doner, maybe one with a blown engine. Need: trans, clutch, flywheel, driveshaft, trans mount, pedal assembly, master and slave cylinder, hydraulic lines, Shift platform with rear mount. And will probably want the rear diff, most autos had a 4.44 diff I believe and with a manual your top speed would probably be around 90mph. Manual cars had a 3.45 diff
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I have a manual ti that I am parting and would have everything you need for the swap. Pm me if interested!
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Just following up on this thread because I have a 96 318Ti with an automatic and I am thinking of doing the same thing, swapping for a manual. Any progress on your swap?
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