It is cringe worthy as we have seen all the things that can go wrong. Sadly most cars are flips and dozens of half assed cars floating out there. Things to take in to consideration when wanting to tackle it yourself, or finding a local machine shop. There is a reason why we and our competitors charge what we charge.We have done hundreds of these conversions. No one will ever admit it, but things can and do go wrong and many of us have learned from the mistakes. More importantly, with experience specialists who do these daily know how to keep them from happening. Most customers wont know something is wrong until the trans is in the car and something just doesn't feel right or you suddenly loose shifter. You are stuck paying double labor or redo the job or yourself, in either case was it worth few extra bucks? There is a CORE BELLHOUSING SHORTAGE , they are next to impossible to find, once screwed up, its good for 40c per pound at local yard. This is much more than just putting a bunch of holes in your trans. Your selected machine shop should have experience driving and knowing how the sifter feels on original setup. Being a little bit off on machining may look just fine at a glance, but only the driver will notice the error.
That is why its important for your specialist to be an M driver and know these cars. In the real world the only way to get experience and know what to avoid, is to make mistakes. Now tell me if it was worth saving a few bucks instead of paying for refundable core and/or sending it out to either us, or our competitors. The item "BMW M3 e46 Manual Conversion Transmission Kit Getrag 420g 6 SMG Bellhousing" is in sale since Friday, January 1, 2021. This item is in the category "eBay Motors\Parts & Accessories\Car & Truck Parts\Transmission & Drivetrain\Manual Transmissions & Parts\Complete Manual Transmissions".The seller is "amp_autowerks_hr" and is located in Portsmouth, Virginia. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.