Photo Courtesy Metric Mechanic The early Getrag 260 transmissions have different synchronizers. This will not work for cruise control. Here is what we were left with. Your technical expertise on even the minute details of building race cars is really impressive, and some I value greatly. The flywheel installation is fairly straight forward. Actual steels vary by transmission type.
Once your new transmission, shifter, driveshaft, and clutch linkage are in place, you can start on the wiring. You may also want to consider using a differential geared for the manual transmission. Compare the engagement teeth to the symmetrical teeth on the first gear top. Actual steels vary by transmission type. The 5 speed requires a few smacks on the top of the tunnel to make clearance for an unneeded bracket, which could also just be cut off the gearbox.
We also arrange for Auto Transport via open and closed trailers. These are great-shifting, strong transmissions but it is hard to imagine a combination of M20 parts that stresses the strength of a Getrag 260. So, the oil level sits slightly lower in a 280 than it does in a 260 Getrag. At this point we stopped building the Getrag 280 Transmission. We replace the synchro rings, bearings, seals and gaskets.
On a manual transmission case, there are both a fill plug and a drain plug. A few later transmissions were cast with an undrilled boss for the position sensors, so check carefully if you want to install one on your early eta engine. We looked at converting to a 265 Getrag. The double sheer design of the rod also eliminates slop, resulting in a high level of precision and shifter feel. Simply grease it up and tap it in with a rubber mallet. Look for rare versions that have a mechanical speedometer drive. The Getrag 280 can best be described as a hybrid of a Getrag 260 and 265 transmission.
They provide smoother and faster shifts with less likelyhood of missed shifts. One in each wheel well in the back. If it does not bother you that your car can be started with the clutch in or out, just use one clutch switch. However, it appears to be turned off in your browser. Pictured are the differences that you can see.
I suggest linking in the slave line before you fully install the transmission so the line is easier to access. If you are going to remove all these parts during the swap, it makes sense to do it right and replace all the rubber pieces and wear items at the same time. For testing, we picked up a 3. Buy a single-mass flywheel and matching clutch assembly, which bolts in place of your original torque converter and flex plate. Actual steels vary by transmission type. Just cut off and attach the line. This driveshaft must come from the engine and transmission combination you will end up with—a 318i with its Getrag 240 needs a different shaft than a 325 with a Getrag 260.
Actual parts varies by transmission type. With your overhaul parts you should also purchase two cans for radiator cooling system flush and completely purge out all contamination in the cool hoses both output and return as well as the radiator reservoir. To put it bluntly, this is not an easy task. The 265 Getrag uses brass shift forks that never wear out. You may be pleasantly surprised. We fixed the leak by going with a Viton output shaft seal, that we use in all of our Ultimate transmissions.
We'll post up pictures as soon as the final adapter plate design is here. Payment method or down-payment secures the order. Also, it was just not worth it to make custom brass shift forks and tooth type synchronizers for such a limited transmission. We had to use a dead man to jack up the front of the engine to tilt it to accept the transmission at an easier angle. Actual steels vary by transmission type. First, the early up to 1986 model year shift linkage is mounted to a stamped-steel bracket bolted to the rear of the transmission. Actual parts varies by transmission type.
Pull the complete shift linkage from a manual car, including the tunnel bracket. Just for fun, here's an E36 M3 street car with the stock transmission running an 8. You will need parts 6 and 13 from the dealer. In courtesy to E30Tech, I have reformatted this tutorial in the form of a post. Some of these powerful components additionally come with a slave cylinder still attached. Match giubo diameter or swap the output shaft on your donor transmission.