Changing 5 speed gearboxes - Midland to Getrag - Will it work!?
As a lot of you know I have been in a dispute with BMW's warranty department about changing my gearbox. They still insist on driver abuse but lets not get into this one!
I am about to purchase a new gearbox. I would much prefer the new Getrag 5 speed then the replacement Midland 5 speed unit. Does anyone know whether the Getrag 5 speed can be fitted into a pre 04 car without any problems or replacing other parts?
I heard of someone who got a Getrag 5 speed fitted in an 03 MINI ONE but can't track him down to find out how easy it was to do.
I need to be 100% sure that it will work before I buy it.
Thanks in advance for your advice.
Now on my 5th MINI - Coupe JCW
Last edited by jasonfields007; Apr 30th, 2005 at 09:54 AM.
Can't offer you any advice I'm afraid, but it frustrates me to hear of your problems with BMW. I'm sure that a lot of it is down to your age which is wrong When I had problems I'm sure the way I was treated was because I'm a "youngster"
Just a thought...how would the S 6 speed box go on the normal cooper? Would it fit direct and how would the ratios be for use on the nomal engine (I am thinking about turbo conversion so thought the 6 speed would be a good conversion if its simple)
Sorry to hijack the thread jason but I thought if someone knows your answer they may know this. hope your change over goes OK, pity about your dealer, I am lucky and have never had a problem with mine over anything thats been remotely wrong. Infact they replace and fix things on warrenty that I didn't even know were broken most times Ihave it serviced.
Now this I know. It is possibe to put a 6 speed gearbox in a Cooper without any serious modification. CoolNewMini can do it. You do have to change the clutch & flywheel. I was going to do this but as my car is leased, they will not let me make any permenent modifications like that - don't really blame them, who is going to want to buy a cooper with a 6 speed gearbox at an auction?
if you car is leased, then surely you are not its registered owner? - If BMW won't acknowledge failure under warranty, surely your lease company has a duty to ensure the car being leased is road-worthy. The lease company would also want to ensure the repair was carried out by a BMW dealer as so not to affect the depreciation of the car etc. Can't the lease company with their legal backing approach and argue the case for you with BMW directly?.............. but hey i'm not a solicitor
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