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Driveline, Engine & DME Tuning
Talk about driveline improvements, NA tuning and DME tuning your E46 BMW here. This includes diffs, intakes, exhausts, chips, software and OBD tuning.

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Old 04-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #1
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Auto >>> Manual driveshaft concerns

The zf auto in my 01 330 nuked itself so I purchased a manual conversion from an 01 325. The manual going in the 330 is the S5D-250G-TAJT. What driveshaft do I need to complete the conversion? Will a 330 manual trans driveshaft work or do I need to have the 325 driveshaft flanged for the 330 rear? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 04-05-2013, 09:52 AM   #2
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #3
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I haven't done one myself. And I have always owned an xi version, but from what I remember you need some sort of spacer. However, the transmission in the 325 and the 330 should be identical I imagine so that shouldn't be an issue. Your issue should be the difference between auto and manual. In that case, there are many writeups with detailed information about what is needed to accomplish the task. Please search around for it. And good luck in your venture.
While you're at it, go ahead and swap your mechanical radiator fan assembly and aux fan for the electric one. It belongs on the manual anyway.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #4
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The getrag 250 and the 330 rear left me without a compatible drive shaft. Compared to the 330 drive shaft, the 325i drive shaft is a toothpick anyway. So I picked up the proper transmission a 320zf. Now the only part I still need for my conversion is a 330 manual drive shaft. I did an electric fan swap quite some time ago.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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Good to hear. Hope it all works out for you. I'm looking at purchasing a manual transmission as my next e46. Auto is too much of a risk...
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