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Alexis
03-02-2000, 03:02 AM
ive heard a 320i 5-speed will bolt up to a big 6. is this true? and if it is would i want to do it? isnt the trany too small for all the tork of a 3.5L? id rather get a stock 5-speed but im haveing truble finding one (for cheep any way) i now i can use the trany from a 80-81 528i, 81-82 633i or an 81-82 733i but my local u-pull it's dont seem to have any. anyone know where i might find one for the $150 price range? i already have a 320i 5-speed laying around but id feel better with a bigger trany.<br>thanks for your help<br>Alexis

Eric
03-03-2000, 02:14 AM
<i>: ive heard a 320i 5-speed will bolt up to a big 6. is this true? and if it is would i want to do it? isnt the trany too small for all the tork of a 3.5L? id rather get a stock 5-speed but im haveing truble finding one (for cheep any way) i now i can use the trany from a 80-81 528i, 81-82 633i or an 81-82 733i but my local u-pull it's dont seem to have any. anyone know where i might find one for the $150 price range? i already have a 320i 5-speed laying around but id feel better with a bigger trany.<br>: thanks for your help<br>: Alexis<p>Nope. The 4 cylinder tranny is a Getrag 245, the six cylinder for the models you state above is a Getrag 265. There is another big six tranny which might work, a Getrag 260, which was on the Motronic big sixes.

RJ
08-02-2000, 03:59 PM
I'm living in europe and am not too familiar with the 4 cyl. 320i, however, I've tried to mount a 5-speed 318i (e21 & early e30) to a 635csi engine. The hole pattern is exactly the same, but the thicker clutch & pressure plate do NOT fit into the 4 cyl. gearbox bellhousing.


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