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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by BMW-POWER » Sat Aug 14, 2010 8:21 pm

anyone else to confirm this? :roll: :)


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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by --ALPINA-- » Sun Aug 15, 2010 12:01 am

BMW-POWER wrote:anyone else to confirm this? :roll: :)
whats there to confirm? i have a 5 speed box like the picture youve posted in my garage and dogleg gear box on my car the way i stated the switch being on the back of the prop shaft end. as mark (retrobeemer) says, simples :wink:
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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by tommi_e21 » Mon Aug 16, 2010 11:51 am

--ALPINA-- wrote:
BMW-POWER wrote:anyone else to confirm this? :roll: :)
whats there to confirm? i have a 5 speed box like the picture youve posted in my garage and dogleg gear box on my car the way i stated the switch being on the back of the prop shaft end. as mark (retrobeemer) says, simples :wink:

Unfortunatly alpina, your genral sarcasm (although funny) makes everyone not believe a word that comes out of your mouth with out confirmation from others,
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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by --ALPINA-- » Mon Aug 16, 2010 7:49 pm

austin25uk wrote:
--ALPINA-- wrote:
BMW-POWER wrote:anyone else to confirm this? :roll: :)
whats there to confirm? i have a 5 speed box like the picture youve posted in my garage and dogleg gear box on my car the way i stated the switch being on the back of the prop shaft end. as mark (retrobeemer) says, simples :wink:

Unfortunatly alpina, your genral sarcasm (although funny) makes everyone not believe a word that comes out of your mouth with out confirmation from others,
To be honest motronic tommi what it is, if i know something for sure i would tell the truth to be honest, otherwise ill take the piss deliberatly out of anyone but wouldnt disrespect all in good jest. :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by Mcinek » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:27 am

Does anybody know what is the BMW part number of the gear selector I marked on the pic below.

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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by Jeroen » Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:57 pm

For the 245/10 or /11 M20 dogleg that partno should be 2331 1 539 086 should cost abt € 7, don't forget to replace the oil seal.
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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by Mcinek » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:26 pm

Thanks a lot Jeroen, you're a huge help. Do you also know the part number for the 242 5 speed dogleg. I'm bit confused which box I have, 242 or 245.

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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by Jeroen » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:47 pm

Marcin, as described in the whole topic, the 242 cover might also be fitted to a 245, 242 is the 4 speeds short gearbox. For the 4 speed the part no is 2331 1 206 981.
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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by MeesterPieter » Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:24 pm

is the front gearbox cover from the 5-dogleg replacable by a cover from a 4-speed? (the front part of the gearbox)

since my dogleg has a hole and some deep slidmarks from something i guess has been a blown clutch..

the marking says 242, but according to ETK the cover from the dogleg-5 is not the same as the 4-speed cover...
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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by Mcinek » Tue Oct 05, 2010 12:24 pm

Jeroen wrote:For the 245/10 or /11 M20 dogleg that partno should be 2331 1 539 086 should cost abt € 7, don't forget to replace the oil seal.

Jeroen after checking the partno I belive it should be 2331 7 539 086. Can you please confirm.

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Re: How do you recognise a sport 5-gearbox

Post by Wondermike » Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:41 pm

I can't remember where (getting older) but i have read somewhere that if the number on the bellhouse ends with GG it's an overdrive box.
And if the number ends with GC it's a sport box. (not officially confirmed)

Checked on two of my ECO boxes and they both end with GG.
When i really have nothing to do i will remove my sports box and check the number for you guys..... 8)
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Post by Blackadder » Mon Jul 18, 2011 8:55 pm

ronaldo wrote:Hereby another picture of the diff. between the shafts :wink:

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Question, what's the difference in lenght between a driveshaft 6 cilinder 4 speed, and the driveshaft 6 cilinder 5 speed eco?
I will change my automatic gearbox to 5speed eco. I will have a look on the market for a drive shaft 6 cilinder 4 speed and shorten it.

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Re: Recognising 5 speed gearboxes

Post by Jeroen » Mon Jul 18, 2011 9:26 pm

Looking at the pic ur quoting that's 3.1" :lol:
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Re: Recognising 5 speed gearboxes

Post by Blackadder » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:30 am

Could be.....

If the drive shaft of a 5 speed sport = 5 speed eco....
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Re: Recognising 5 speed gearboxes

Post by Jeroen » Tue Jul 19, 2011 7:45 am

Also check the Dutch topic, I measured a difference between 4 sp and 5 sp overdrive of 2.9" and Pierre's site came up with 3.1". There are 2 M20 sports boxes and one is exactly the same length as the eco box (I know for sure as I had one that was the same length). That .2" or 4mm prolly is something that can be caught in fitting the diff but some others' measurements would be welcome! I have the right propshaft for you (4 sp 4 lug) if you want to make one custom fit.
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