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Failing auto - manual conversion?

Howdy folks,

I'm posting on behalf of a friend that has no concept of the internet, but his auto is starting to throw a LOT of metal shavings. I know the transmission is a sealed, non-serviceable unit, among all the other failings of having an automatic cooper S, so I thought about all the other automatic vehicles I've converted to manual, and then started wondering if the mini would be any different, or if BMW-era retardation would get in the way.

So, apart from all of the mechanical gubbins that are obviously going to be needed, is this like the CVT wherein the electronics are going to throw an absolute temper tantrum if we slot a manual box in there? If so, he's likely going to just get rid of the car, because while we're mates and I'll put a new tranny in his car, I'm too busy to fark around trying to figure out in the world who can modify the ecu programming and pour over wiring diagrams to make the harness fit more than a couple connectors, and I have my own piece of british crap (discovery 2) to throw spanners and money at.

If it can be done, will a gen1 S/C getrag mate up to the gen2 turbo block? is there a more desirable transmission, do some have open diffs and others have LSD's?

If we can get this done for under about 4-5 grand, it'll be a worthwhile investment for him, so this doesn't need to be done on the cheap, it's just not worthwhile to him to replace a timebomb with another potential timebomb, and he'd rather toss the car and get something with a proper transmission than drop 9k having a new auto put in.
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