Gearbox wanted (manual)

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  1. 4 Oct 2017 at 7:59 PM #1
    chris_v8

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    I'm in need of a manual gearbox for an E92 M3.

    I assume it needs to be off this particular model & another 6 speed off another model won't fit?

    Any help would be great!

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  2. 4 Oct 2017 at 8:16 PM #2
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    what happened to yours if you don't mind me asking?
     
  3. 4 Oct 2017 at 8:33 PM #3
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    Input shaft into the gearbox has near enough broken.

    Apparently the gearboxes can't be refurbished either, brilliant :rolleyes:
     
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    What caused that? I'd be surprised if a specialist couldn't replace the input shaft.
     
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    Nothing has caused it, it's just wear and tear, **** happens!

    From what I've understood the gearbox cannot be repaired as BMW do not sell these parts, I'm sure they could like most manufacturers but there's more money in it for them to simply sell a new box.
     
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    Very very unusual for that to be wear and tear.

    Anyway BMW will tell you gearbox parts are unavailable, but if you find the gearbox manufacturer (it may be ZF) they may supply parts.
     
  7. 7 Oct 2017 at 9:11 AM #7
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    The car is on 140k, it's 10 years old & has a full BMW service history.
    It's wear and tear. I know they're solid boxes I did my research but anything mechanical has the potential to fail.
     
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    Does the M3 share a gearbox with any other models?
     
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    It's ZF & Getrag that won't sell parts to BMW, only "re-manufactured" complete boxes :(
     
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    Anymore on this?

    Can't seem to find many second hand..
     
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    There are a couple on ebay, have you looked at those?
     
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    Thanks mate.
    There's only one, and I've asked the seller numerous questions and they're not responding, very frustrating. It's collect only, or arrange a courier. I've asked for dimensions etc but they're just not getting back to me.

    I even phoned them for the car reg it's off, they sounded dodgy and said they'd get back to me but I've heard nothing.
     
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    I know what you mean, often buying expensive components like gearboxes second hand is a gamble and I you don't feel right about the seller steer clear. I did a really quick search yesterday and thought I saw 2 plus another in Germany. May also be worth filling out one of the part required forms on the websites breakers use - I've seen them on google.

    What is the situation with your one, is it out the car and could you take it to a gearbox expert for a second opinion?
     
  14. 20 Oct 2017 at 8:37 AM #14
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    Put your chassis number in realoem.com
    Look up your gearbox part number
    Use the part no application search to see what cars it is on
     
  15. 20 Oct 2017 at 11:57 AM #15
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    It's currently out of the car sitting at Aaron Reeves.

    Miss my M
     
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    That's great advice thanks, problem is I don't have my car at the moment lol.
    Can anyone Pm me theirs so I can have a search?

    It's a 57 reg manual M3
     
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    You can just ,annually select car on the site
     
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    Thanks, had a look and unfortunately it's just for the M3.
     
  19. 20 Oct 2017 at 1:28 PM #19
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    At least you know
     
  20. 20 Oct 2017 at 1:44 PM #20
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    Exactly, thanks for the link I'm sure it'll be useful in the future.

    I've actually just spoken with a gearbox reconditioner, as soon as I said it's an M3 'oh dear, not a manual is it? Can't do it' however, he's passed me on to someone else who has apparently had success repairing them to a degree so time will tell. I'll update the thread accordingly
     

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