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Old 13th June 2006, 17:33   #1
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Hi All,

I have a BMW 318i (46 series) mod. 98 with a manual Transmission , I would like to replace the manual Transmission by an automatic transmission.

can anybody help me about this process
1-is it possible?
2-what I have to take into consideration?
3-what trouble would I expect?

Thks in adv.
Sam

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Old 13th June 2006, 19:03   #2
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can anybody help me about this process
1-is it possible?
2-what I have to take into consideration?
3-what trouble would I expect?

Thks in adv.
Sam
1: It is possible
2: It is cheaper to sell it and buy an automatic rather than retrofit - esp at euro labour rates
3: ECU's are different, engine is tuned for different torque characteristics, it will never be a proper integrated package. You will never get a proper resale, in fact people might run away from a "frankenstein". Electrical considerations, different wire harnesses, changing info on the road transport registration system

Need I go on, why bother.................!
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