E36 325 ZF gearbox query?
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    ZF gearbox query?

    Afternoon all,

    Just a quick question regarding the ZF gearboxes as found on the 328i's and and M3 3.0.

    My 325i track car ( running gear from a 1991 325i) has a zf gearbox, but ive worked on a late 1992 325i with vanos and this had a getrag gearbox.

    So does anyone know when the boxes swapped from zf to getrag - was it when the vanos was introduced?

    Also the clutch on my 325i was the smaller 228mm unit, not the 240 mm like on a 328i or m3 3.0 was this the norm too

    Cheers

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    This early 91 325i lists a Getrag. RealOEM.com * BMW E36 325i Manual Transmission S5D...G

    Where as a later 328i lists a ZF. RealOEM.com * BMW E36 328i Manual Transmission S5D...Z

    ZF listed as 1995 to 1999 on the E36.

    Getrag listed as 92 - 1999 but for engines 2.5l and under.
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    Seems strange?? Its defo a ZF as its has the name in the casing and its orange label ATF fluid that goes in it.

    Who knows eh? Maybe it was just M50 NV that had them- bmw for you

    Cheer Ronnie

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