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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 10-10-2016, 10:22 PM   #1
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03 330xi transfer case into 04 325xi?

So i also need a new transfer case, or i need to weld it.(I'll post pics you'll see why...)there's an 03 330xi automatic transmission getting parted out somewhat nearby. I checked the part numbers on real oem and they are different. That kinda makes me think it's a no go but part of me says maybe it could work? These are the part numbers-

2004 325xi 5speed- 27107530812
2003 330xi automatic-27107509763

I don't why it turned the pictures but i didn't take them like that. But anyways yeah it's not good on that corner there at the mount.
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Old 10-11-2016, 01:06 AM   #2
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I would get a new one. The transfer cases are different for auto and manuals.

Edit: They look to be the same. I was wrong.
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Old 10-11-2016, 05:02 AM   #3
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Yeah the auto to manual part was my biggest concern. And i would rather replace it than weld it but if i have trouble finding one I'm not guna completely rule it out. I found this thread where a guy was selling an "adapter shaft" that someone would need for an xi auto to manual swap.

FS: xi manual transmission transfer case adapter - E46Fanatics
https://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...=transfer+case

But even then I'm not sure about the bolt pattern, i am thinking it's the same though. And the link to real oem in the first post of the thread i linked to has both part numbers i posted here earlier, so that has me wondering too.

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Old 10-12-2016, 11:23 AM   #4
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I just plugged my 330xi vin into real OEM and I see this. My car is an 02.

Up to 03/2003 27107509763 - Transfer case

27107525789 - Adapter shaft (Same part number)

From 03/2003 - 27107530812 - Transfer (Part # for your car)

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So it seems they are the same for both auto and manual. The difference is the part # changes due to year but the Adapter shaft needed for the manual transmission is the same. As to why BMW changes the part number I would have to look at both to see why.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
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Edit: never mind

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Old 01-10-2020, 03:24 PM   #6
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I would get a new one. The transfer cases are different for auto and manuals.

Edit: They look to be the same. I was wrong.
Actually i took my transfer case off of my 325xi manual and put it on my 325xi automatic. alot of people said that they were different but they were actually the same exact part
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Old 01-11-2020, 01:40 PM   #7
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Thanks- it's far easier to find an auto xfer case...

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