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#1 (permalink) Old 11-21-2003, 07:51 PM
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I might purchase an E30 325i so I can set my E21 aside for a few months and fix all the problems with it. The only down side to the E30 is that it has an auto trani n I can get all the parts I need through my work at cost plus 10% so that isn't an issue, but I was wondering how much work is involved to do the conversion besides the replacing the drivetrain stuff. I know in newer cars you have to reprogram the computer so it knows that it has a stick instead of an auto, Is this needed on the E30's? I think it's an '87 maybe a '86.
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No computer issues other than removing the neutral lockout wiring.

Here is a link with the parts required.

http://www.theeurodepot.com/specials.html

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I'm looking for a 325i/s stick but this guy at work just happens to be selling an auto so I was just wondering if it is worth it to do the conversion or just do some more hunting around for the stick so I wouldn't have to do the conversion.
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