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Old 03-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #81
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It was discussed a million times, search. IMO - auto tranny replacement is MUCH cheaper (if a used one is used as a replacement) or comparable (if new/reman is used). Now, please don't hijack my topic, open a new one if you want.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:09 PM   #82
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My bad for asking a question here. I am really sorry and apologize for disturbing the force from graviting around your precious topic. And i very much appreciate your answer. Thank you again and i am sorry.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:01 PM   #83
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Sorry if this sounded insulting, I just don't want another holy war - manual vs auto - here and I bet finally it would be there....
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:06 PM   #84
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No offense taken. Your cost chart answered my question. Thanks.
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:04 PM   #85
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A tiny update: tried to install the flywheel again and figured out that bolts for it are torx ones and my biggest torx socket (T50) is too small for them. It is either T55 or T60. Tomorrow will stop by HF to pickup a new socket set where both T55 and T60 are included....
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:23 PM   #86
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BTW, I have an idea how to wire the reverse light switch. I still have a harness from automatic transmission (I haven't cut it yet). As far as I understand it goes into that wire-box. All what I need to do is to cut the connector off (tranny side), choose two wires, and find two corresponding wires inside that wire-box. This is it! Objections?
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:38 PM   #87
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Old 03-22-2012, 10:50 PM   #88
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BTW, I have an idea how to wire the reverse light switch. I still have a harness from automatic transmission (I haven't cut it yet). As far as I understand it goes into that wire-box. All what I need to do is to cut the connector off (tranny side), choose two wires, and find two corresponding wires inside that wire-box. This is it! Objections?
Go get yourself these connectors for an genuine fit to the reverse switch (23147524811); original research by yours truly
http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...postcount=2129

then wire it like the master electrician TitaniumCranium
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...2&postcount=24
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Old 03-22-2012, 11:51 PM   #89
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Yep, I already have the Bosch EV1 connector, thanks!
So, you think it is not plausible to reuse the tranny wiring? It is long enough to reach the backup switch on MT, it is already routed where I need it... It seems much easier than routing new wires, no?
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:00 AM   #90
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Yep, I already have the Bosch EV1 connector, thanks!
So, you think it is not plausible to reuse the tranny wiring? It is long enough to reach the backup switch on MT, it is already routed where I need it... It seems much easier than routing new wires, no?
It is not plausible to reuse the tranny wiring. It is simply not long enough since the switch is on the right side of the tranny as opposed to left with the slush. You will also want some slack but not too much that the exhaust will burn it, so you may as well use your own wiring. I really hate that it the switch is on the right side.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:22 AM   #91
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Actually, the length is not a big deal, it can be easily extended, if necessary. The biggest problem is tracing wires, finding which one to use in the wire-box. Will see.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:33 AM   #92
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Actually, the length is not a big deal, it can be easily extended, if necessary. The biggest problem is tracing wires, finding which one to use in the wire-box. Will see.
Aren't there wires from the tranny harness that already go to the reverse relay? So instead of picking two random wires, why not just pick the ones that are already connected. Should be pretty easy to figure out which wires you need by referencing the WDS, no? I would just go by the pin number specified, and then just verify its the right one by giving it 12 volts.

Or does the transmission do something funky like send a reverse signal to some other module over the CAN, which then sends a signal to the reverse relay?
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Old 03-23-2012, 01:43 PM   #93
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I am having hard time to go through WDS on http://www.bmw-planet.com/diagrams/ Here is the diagram for the backup lights:


The signal comes from TCU...
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:18 PM   #94
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Hmm. I am more and more disappointed in Bentley. Flywheel installation is also not covered at all there (along with RMS). I need torque specs for flywheel bolts and assume the bolts are M12 and 10.9 grade, so the torque must be 115 Nm (85 ft lbs)? TIS is also not very clear since I couldn't find torques specifically for M54, but seems to me they recommend 120 Nm (89 ft lbs). Is this correct?
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Strange way of wiring a relay, but I guess it works: Seems the TCU grounds pin 4 which then grounds the relay so that it can turn on. Power comes from the DME fuse box, and the "switch" is just another constant +12v from whatever X10016 is.

Here's a table of the TCU pinouts
http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/zinfo/E46_PA7000G.htm
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:15 AM   #96
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I still have yet to find the pinout of 2 tranny-side connectors (for 5hp zf tranny, ms43)...
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:32 AM   #97
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What do you mean by "2 tranny-side connectors"? The table I linked to corresponds to the 5hp tranny I'm combo with the MS43 according to the WDS
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Old 03-24-2012, 12:42 AM   #98
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The table you provided is the pinout of connectors at TCU side, right? I am talking about two big round connectors which were inserted into a tranny: I need their pinout as well to find which wire is which.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:10 AM   #99
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Aha, I found their names - X8532 and X8505: http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/zinfo/E46_EX8532A.htm

The diagram: http://wds.spaghetticoder.org/en/svg...4308.svg?m=e46
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Old 03-24-2012, 10:47 PM   #100
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Update: finally, I've installed a flywheel! I had to fabricate a flywheel locker tool (torque for bolts is 90 ft lbs = 120 Nm):




Installing clutch:






I found out that the aligning tool is too loose in the pilot bearing. I measured the diameter of the tool and the real tranny axle. The diameter of the tool was 14.9 mm and the diameter of the real tranny axle was 15.3 mm (sorry, I still can't use to those inches and I used to millimeters rather than fractions of inches). Thus, I just used one layer of vinyl electric tape over the align tool and the caliper said the diameter of it became 15.2 mm - a perfect fit for a pilot bearing:



Unf, at this point my wife stepped into my garage and told me about leaking kitchen faucet, so I had to switch to fixing it....

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