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Old 11-12-2012, 07:09 AM   #1
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Hi everybody .

Have problem with my 330ci ssg(smg).
Gearbox went wrong long time ago .
Garage who work with it done more damage to it , now I'm concern if they swap my gearbox for different one.
My question is : can I trace original parts fit into my car by BMW ? Like kind of ID?
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #2
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:42 AM   #3
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I'm not asking for parts number , I'm asking if BMW identified every gearbox or engine ... So look at this number u can say :yes gearbox is original or replaced .
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #4
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I'm not asking for parts number , I'm asking if BMW identified every gearbox or engine ... So look at this number u can say :yes gearbox is original or replaced .
Oh, that wasn't clear in your original post.

I'm pretty sure they do with components as major as the transmission. They do it with the engines, I think. I don't know where to look though. I'm sure your transmission is original though. The SMGs are just the 6 speed manual with hydraulics strapped to it to actuate the clutch and gear changes. The transmission doesn't tend to break, just the SMG actuators.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:23 AM   #5
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Sorry about that , English is not my first language,
My car is 2002, so gearbox is SSG - 5 gears
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:59 AM   #6
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I'm pretty sure the transmissions have VIN tags on them, just like the engines. Unfortunately, I'm not sure where to look.
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Sorry about that , English is not my first language,
My car is 2002, so gearbox is SSG - 5 gears
So I think you have a Steptronic gearbox, not a Sequential Manual gearbox. In that case, you probably have the ZF transmission, but I can't tell you if yours is original.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:45 PM   #8
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I would think BMW would know exactly which gearbox went in which car. Call the dealer and ask.
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #9
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It is not automatic gearbox,
This is manual with minerii monetti hydraulics
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Old 11-12-2012, 04:54 PM   #10
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I will call them. Thanks
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