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Old 03-23-2009, 01:42 AM   #41
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just got done reading it....i wish i could go get all the parts and start on the swap this weekend ....awesome writeup. its very well done and very detailed
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:25 AM   #42
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Thanks! But Diff? My auto already came with the 3.46 diff so I didn't see any need in replacing it. I guess it's the preferred manual transmission diff. It sure does have a lot of highway pull though. Even in 5th gear
i keep forgetting the auto 328, 323, 325 have a 3.46, one less mod you have to do now
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Old 03-23-2009, 02:45 AM   #43
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That's insane!! Great Job! I'd eventually want to swap to a six-speed or and SMG maybe, getting tired of the auto.. but besides, Great write up!
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:09 PM   #44
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:15 PM   #45
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Old 03-23-2009, 12:20 PM   #46
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Okay i am adding this DIY to my sig. This is a killer one, so well done.
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very educational thread! props for all the hard work and posting up a DIY
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Old 03-23-2009, 04:38 PM   #50
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just got done reading it....i wish i could go get all the parts and start on the swap this weekend ....awesome writeup. its very well done and very detailed
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That's insane!! Great Job! I'd eventually want to swap to a six-speed or and SMG maybe, getting tired of the auto.. but besides, Great write up!
You guys flatter me! Thank you! If you ever need any help, dont hesitate to ask

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Nice job, man!
Thank you! I just figured I'd give back to the community!

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Okay i am adding this DIY to my sig. This is a killer one, so well done.
Hey! that's awesome. More access, thank you

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:05 PM   #51
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Where did you buy the tools to do the 5th/reverse repair?
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wow, nice write up and great pics. thanks for sharing!!!!
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too bad your not closer to me, id pay ya to do mine... badass write up, and btw thank you for the PM heads up on it!
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:29 AM   #54
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Nice DIY.

Please remember who give you right SA code to make your car running with manual gearbox
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Damn. Serious props for effort. Well done.
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Old 03-24-2009, 09:01 AM   #56
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Nice DIY.

Please remember who give you right SA code to make your car running with manual gearbox
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Yes! Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to do that for me
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:26 AM   #57
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Well done. Just one comment for others - You dont need to buy the special SAC tool, it can be done DIY - see my thead here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=629140
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:41 AM   #58
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Great write up

Even the clutch section cleared things up for me with the SAC deal.
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Well done. Just one comment for others - You dont need to buy the special SAC tool, it can be done DIY - see my thead here: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=629140
See, that's a great DIY as well but I think that should only be used if you want to re-use your existing pressure plate. The SAC alignment tool only costs $17 from pelican parts and it's so easy to use vs making your own tool that costs more... i.e in your DIY, buying 3 jaw pullers for $30
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