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Wow - I didn't see this till just now. Yes, local to this area for many years. Spend some time in Seattle and some time in Sequim each week.This was a great and useful thread, thank you OP.
One element I didn't see discussed was the pedal. My AT pedal makes the car hyper-sensitive and twitchty compared to my 5sp e46 that was factory manual. Plus it has the "turn it up to 11" factor with the kick down sensor at the top of the travel.
Jumping out of one car to the other is like night and day. Do others swap the manual accelerator assembly or get used to the weird travel in the auto one?
OP are you still Sequim/Seattle local?
If someone is reading this thread and about to head out to the junk yard to pull a 5 or 6 speed, grab the accelerator pedal while you're pulling the pedal assembly. And take the reverse light harness as far up the wire as you can cut it. The one I got was long enough to reach the relay switch with no extension.
Yes you can get cruise control without the EGS installed. That's how I did it.I have lived with the car like this. Lately I am longing for the cruise control mostly to keep me from speeding and get better fuel economy in these tough times.
Does any one know if its possible to code the cruise control without the EGS installed? I don't care about the clutch switch. I can manage driving the car without it.
Yep, just follow the DIY and it'll work. If you have problems or Q's LMK. Hit the thread and if I fail to respond PM me.Just to be clear, to get cruise control working, if I follow this guide, especially the wiring part, I can keep cruise control. It seems this is already spelled out in the DIY. I am tackling this this December and then driving 700 miles, so cruise control is crucial....
Yes, I originally plugged it by thoroughly cleaning the hole on both sides. I then used two self vulcanizing tire patches and applied from both sides of the shifter cable hole. It formed an unrelenting bond to the other patch and and sealed it. I ran it that way for several years. Then one day a fellow fanatic contacted me and sent the proper one. I cannot find the part number in my email exchanges but I do recall that he said it was like 35 or 36 mm so it will probably work.did you plug the hole that the auto shifter cable passed through? Do you remember with what?
I did some digging around and have bought and am hoping that it's right 7147140849, which is a 35mm flat plug.
I didn't change the 3.38 out. In 5th gear it has close to the same RPM that my auto had and has overdrive in 6th gear. because of the 3.38 it pulls out of the hole like crazy. 1st gear is a little short but 2nd and 3rd are pretty nice with the 3.38.I couldn’t read all 22 pages, and I couldn’t figure how to search JUST this thread, but does anybody know whether TitaniumCranium ever changed his stock auto 3.38 differential to something more manual-friendly (2.93, 3.07, 3.15)?
i do see that he swapped out the lightweight flywheel and performance clutch and went back to stock.
Hey @TitaniumCranium - are you there? I will send him a PM if nobody knows the answer…Thanks
great thread btw…