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Old 03-31-2014, 08:56 PM   #1
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Green e46 - Updates for 2014

Hi guys,

So it's been a long time coming, but today my manual swap finally started. My friends got a perfect parts car at their shop, transmission even had a good clutch in it already, and it didn't take long after that for me to drop my car off there and wait.

All of this happened this afternoon, trans should be in tomorrow!




















I can't believe how dry the rear main seal is. Build date 10/98 and the car has 120,000 miles.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:58 PM   #2
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These are probably the 'least cool' out of all my garage buddies this winter.
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Old 03-31-2014, 09:00 PM   #3
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Wow, I can't believe how dry that RMS is either!

In for more updates
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Cool project Alex, in for updates
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car still looking good alec. still one of my favorite e46s on the site! looking forward to your updates this year.
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Awesome update Alec, just wondering how much is the swap costing? Any problems with your auto that made you do the swap?
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Looks good, I've always liked your car glad to see your still modding
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Welp, after 8-9 years of having this car, here we are, 5 speed manual bolted up:



Snow is raging from the sky right now, so no rush either way because I won't be driving it any time soon...

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Awesome update Alec, just wondering how much is the swap costing? Any problems with your auto that made you do the swap?
I'm getting it done for very very cheap, but it involves lots of work and bartering on my part. I'm lucky to have good friends in the M/T swap business I wouldn't have taken this project on myself because I don't have anywhere to put the car if it needs anything, and I would have to get it off a lift at the end of every single night. If it were a little less time-consuming, I would have done it myself.

Zero problems with the auto, besides the fact that it shifts itself and only has 2 pedals.
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Keep the 3.46 rear diff in there, you'll be pleasantly surprised. Cool project
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What shop were you working at?
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