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Old 10-16-2020, 07:01 PM
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That was me, and a few thousand miles later, I'm still happy. I got my Valeo kit from Amazon warehouse for $210 or thereabouts. Any kit for the 10-spline (zf 5 spd) trans will work in the E53. There are some differences in the amount of friction material on the clutch plates in the Valeo kits, but they'll all work.

I also commented in some other threads about the setup. Just search for 'Valeo', and you'll see some threads about suspension refresh and clutch work - it'll be in there.

One thing I'd HIGHLY recommend doing while you have the trans out is the detents. They tend to stick over time (and make your shifter lean toward 5th instead of springing back to the center). The parts are only a few dollars and not that hard to install.

Good luck with your install!
Hahaha... I love you guys! I try to remember as much as I can to keep my brain healthy.

I totally agree with the detents repair, as well as your shift linkage bushings.

Edit: And compliment it with an E46 ZHP shift knob.

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Old 10-20-2020, 09:13 AM
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Hahaha... I love you guys! I try to remember as much as I can to keep my brain healthy.

I totally agree with the detents repair, as well as your shift linkage bushings.

Edit: And compliment it with an E46 ZHP shift knob.

Do you mind sharing a link for the detends? Or a real oem link
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Do you mind sharing a link for the detends? Or a real oem link

https://www.fcpeuro.com/BMW-parts/X5...ords=Detent%20
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Thanks. Soo do I need all of those? Any DIY around?

Thanks again
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Thanks. Soo do I need all of those? Any DIY around?

Thanks again

You’re welcome!

I know how to pick up a wrench, but only to a certain degree. Hopefully one of the mechanics here on the forum can chime in.

Sorry I cannot help any further.
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You’re welcome!

I know how to pick up a wrench, but only to a certain degree. Hopefully one of the mechanics here on the forum can chime in.

Sorry I cannot help any further.
No problem, im actually a mechanic but i haven't worked with any tranny
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No problem, im actually a mechanic but i haven't worked with any tranny

Yeah, transmissions are out of my scope.
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Well the clutch/flywheel is here... by no means a "light weight flywheel" box said 35lbs. I will probably weight it later but the ups is that its a single mass flywheel.
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Light weight flywheel for the SBC woyld be around 14 lbs ish. For general use. There would be lighter ones, but you run the risk of poor characteristics.

35lbs seems very heavy.
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Light weight flywheel for the SBC woyld be around 14 lbs ish. For general use. There would be lighter ones, but you run the risk of poor characteristics.

35lbs seems very heavy.
agreed I will weigh it later.

Edit: the Flywheel weight at 21LBS.
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