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  • Xelo
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    Hi,

    I figured it out finally.
    The insulation (sound absorber) is for pre-facelift models, goes above the shifter tray/arm as seen here:
    https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=25_0085

    Facelift models do not have that.

    As for the plastic string coming with the shift boot, I think it's there for a) keeping the shape of the boot in place until installation and/or b) making installation easier while insertin the boot in place/into the chassis in center console (you pull the string, it comes out ant the boot wraps around the round hole in the chassis).

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  • tomstin
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    Try 25111220312. The wire I think you’re pointing out (the wire encased in plastic) is the back up light switch.

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  • Xelo
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    Hey you guys,

    Sorry for a possible hijack of the thread, but I do have a question related to auto to manual conversion.
    I've recently bought a car with such a conversion made and browsing the internet I've noticed I do not have this insulation and I cannot seem to find in it in realoem.com either.

    Is there a such insulation/noise reduction item in E30s ? If so, could someone please point me to it/some PN ?
    Thanks !


    https://ibb.co/D5YnxnB
    https://ibb.co/f1bKVzW

    PS: Also, do you know what does the plastic string do (the one tied to the rubber boot in the pic below):
    https://ibb.co/FsXbcFd
    Last edited by Xelo; 02-15-2020, 11:09 AM.

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  • Slybeanx
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    I had bimmerbuddies do it because I was strapped for time. 800$ for parts all new besides shifter, trans, driveshaft, and pedals. 1k for work done (had diff swapped, inspected and bushings installed.) was finished in two days.

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  • Mike36
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    I ended up buying a running car and parted everything out to essentially get a free 5 speed swap. I still paid to get it installed and replaced a whole bunch of parts with the swap.

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  • ForcedFirebird
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    Figure 14 hours of labor times whatever your local shop charges. I got sick of tripping over auto transmissions at my shop, and only sold 2 out of the 10yrs I've been here (and only got $50-70) - stopped saving them.

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  • cheffy30
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    At least 3k. Thats what I am budgeting for. I am collecting all the parts now. So at least I wont have the mark up there. I can't do it myself. I could if I was single and rich but that's not the case. if I get 50 bucks for the auto I'll be happy. sent from hell using tapatalk

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  • DOC-K
    started a topic Auto to Manual conversion

    Auto to Manual conversion

    What has been the cost to convert to Manual...labor and parts?
    Is a good working auto trans (1990) worth anything?
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