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Old 03-22-2016, 06:08 PM   #31
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I actually got a zf tranny i pulled off a euro spec m20. It was direct fitment didnt sit funny or anything. Have never been able to find out what it is or if its original to car. I got it laying in my drive. I believe it needs a 2nd gear synchro.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:18 PM   #32
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IIRC some of the diesel engines shared the same engine tilt as the M20, so I'd start with looking there

Edit: last page I think Haoming/Nisse say an E34 525tds comes with that sort of offset ZF
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:10 AM   #33
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I actually got a zf tranny i pulled off a euro spec m20. It was direct fitment didnt sit funny or anything. Have never been able to find out what it is or if its original to car. I got it laying in my drive. I believe it needs a 2nd gear synchro.


E34 525td / tds have a zf 5 speed with m20 tilt and diesel gearing. Externally should look like any gas zfsg320
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Old 04-08-2016, 04:17 PM   #34
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But which output shaft is on it? Which driveshaft?
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Old 04-18-2016, 08:04 PM   #35
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Garage30 driveshaft adapter did the trick great
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Old 07-24-2016, 06:23 AM   #36
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would you swap a newly rebuilt g260 for a zf
asking as friend has a spare and it seem so light compare to g260.
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Old 08-01-2016, 04:42 AM   #37
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M20 with ZF Possible?

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would you swap a newly rebuilt g260 for a zf
asking as friend has a spare and it seem so light compare to g260.
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Depends on who built it?

If it's actually been fitted with
6x brand new Synchronizers +
A full set of brand new bearings - bmw specific weird stuff
+ all the Misc bullshit that wears in these boxes...

The answer would be pretty damm simple. Cost of that gearbox in parts would be more than the average e30;


If it's been r3vtard "rebuilt" I.e. mainly spray painted to look not dirty

......a random used ZF would be a much better idea
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Old 08-28-2016, 05:25 PM   #38
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Hi everyone I've just joined the group.

I'm really interested in this question im currently running turbo m20 2.7

The zf option really interest's me for the strength as i plan to run more boost so I'd like to know if anyone can help me on the options i have when swapping in a zf to an m20 that can handle power and torque.

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Old 01-10-2017, 02:22 PM   #39
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But which output shaft is on it? Which driveshaft?


So what driveshaft/adaptor/trans brace combo did you end up going with? Found a good score on a zf with all the bits and pieces. What price would you say is good for a zf with driveshaft all the parts you'd need to swap it into another e36 plus a driveshaft


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Is the 6 speed zf from the E9x 335/E6x 535 a suitable option for a turbo m20 build?
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