I didn't think it would be a good idea to just cut the harness so I just kinda tucked it away into the engine compartment. I just tied it around a brake line or something, i cant remember. What did you end up doing?what did you do with the Autos wiring harnesses?
amazing thread. thanks for taking the time to write all of that up.
yeah man, no problem. This is only half of the thread, i still havent made the other half. After I code the car, I will be taking a bunch of pictures and making a coding section of the DIY. This was my main concern when I thought of doing the swap. Without the help of some awesome forum members (you guys know who you are) I would have never gotten my car to start.Would you be able to discuss the electronics side of this a little more? Was it simple enough to do? Did you have to change a lot of things in the ECU regarding timing/fuel maps and other things or was everything strictly limited to settings having to do with the transmission? Reason I ask is b/c I wonder how feasible this would be on an M56 sulev (auto only and the ECU is different from M54's so there is no performance software out there).
Thank you! Awesome to hear you are doing the swap! Just let me know if you have any questions or concerns.wow...thanks for taking the time and putting up the write-up great work...im doing this in 2-3 months when it gets warmer...again greatly appreciated info :bow:
Thanks! that would be awesome if it was stickied, although there are a lot better DIYs out there than this oneHoly sh!t, great write up. STICKY!!
haha yeah, kinda went in the other direction huh? Oh well, I love it and thanks for the kind words!Hey wait a min, i thought manual car cost about $1000 less than auto's:thanks::bow::bow:, good job man
well sort of, my cruise control works just fine. But when you push the clutch in to deactivate cruise, the car thinks its slowing down so it revs up and last time, it revved itself to redline. So from now on, I just tap the brakes to disable cruise but yeah, other than that cruise control works just fine!so does your cruise and reverse tilt mirror work
I dont know much about M3 clutches but Pelican parts doesnt list the M3 as needing an SAC alignment tool. So I guess it doesnt have an SAC?im using a m3 tranny with the original clutch and pressure plate will i need an alightment Tool?
yeah, I havent coded my car yet and my cruise works perfectly. Wiring the clutch module and clutch switch are very easy if you just have guidance. If you need help, just pm me and ill give you my number.hmmm, I must have something wired wrong on the clutch switch or something - my cruise doesnt work nor does the reverse tilt
I have been told that coding would take care of both
reverse lights were easy
you should remove the clutch fan or your car will sound like a plane taking off on and in between every shift....so if you hear lots of fan/wind noise - that is the problem
Thanks! But Diff? My auto already came with the 3.46 diff so I didn't see any need in replacing it. I guess it's the preferred manual transmission diff. It sure does have a lot of highway pull though. Even in 5th geari forgot to make a third leg joke, too late now since your driving the car. unless you used the reverse mirror function before i would forget it for now, deal with the important things first. man nice to see someone do something other than make their car look pretty (still important, dont get me wrong). a good DIY is inspiring. are you going to do the diff or is that it for now..