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Old 06-05-2006, 12:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy need a tranny quick

well something broke in my transmission last night...had to get towed home
my car is a 92 325i 5 speed with a production date 3/92...does anyone know if an earlier model/year transmission will work??? i found a tranny but this guy wants $450...Just want to know exactly what transmission out of what cars will work in mine...any input would be deeply appreciatted!
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Old 06-05-2006, 10:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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So does noone have any input here or are you guys not understanding what im asking?
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Old 06-06-2006, 03:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Patience my dear fellow.

We'll need to know what year BMW the donor tranny is coming from... very important

NOW, this is your tanny - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...16&hg=23&fg=05

THis is a 91
http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...16&hg=23&fg=05

They all look the same and they all carry the same serial number. AND... upon closer inspection of the page you'll notice the wording "UP To 12/92"

So, upon inspection of these results from http://www.realoem.com I would state that any transmission that comes from an earlier vehicle than yours must be from an e36 build date 10/90 up to 12/92.

Hope this helps and good luck with the tranny, sorry to hear that it broke.

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Thanks for the reply surge and the info...i dont know the year of the donor tranny because my dad found it at a place that fixes crashed bmw's and sells them...so i have to go down and find out what year the tranny is and how many miles are on it...

p.s those websites helped me out alot thanks
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^^ LOL... no I didn't know... but... I'm kind of worried that you know but, to each his, I mean, her, I mean... whatever own.

E36 325i -> you're welcome and just a correction to my statement above, a 12/92 build date means you can also get a newer tranny from a 93 325i as well.

Don't forget you'll probably want to put in a new clutch, pressure plate and throw out bearing while the old transmission is being removed and replaced... you may as well since everything will be apart.
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