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Old 02-24-2004, 07:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm looking into converting my e34 from an auto to a manual. I have access to all of the parts needed but I would have to have someone put it in for me... How long do you think it would take? I need to try to calculate how long the labor would be so I have an idea what I'm getting into here... What are your guys's thoughts?
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Knowing this info would be helpful for me also!! Its always been tickling my brain to try it...
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I will be getting all of the things needed except a flywheel for ~$850 Does this sound like a good deal?
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The word is it's gonna cost way too much for labor... So I am going to do what is suggested to me by people on another forum....

Drain it, add old fluid to a gallon jug, add Lucas Tranny additive to jug and fill just up with new fluid (thus making a conculction of old fluid, additive and new fluid), Swap out the filter and gaskets that come with a transmission kit, fill up with the mixture i made.

What are your thoughts? I think it sounds like a good idea to attempt to save my transmission...
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