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5 speed trans has no speedo cable connect??

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so i've been saving up parts and now about to install 5 speed and LSD and figured out the 318 i got parts from didn't have the speedo cable connection. any idead on a fix for this??

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where the speedo cable connected on the E21s--or so I've been told. Check your 5 speed to see if there's a plug in the proper location; if so you can add the drive gear, washers, collar etc and you'll have the proper drive cable setup. Check the archives on this--it's been covered sometime since the FAQ board started.

If there's no plug, electronic speedos and GPS speedos would be the way to go.

cheers and good luck

mike

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Yeah, the E30 didn't have the spigot.

You'll need a different rear mount, too.

You CAN use the E30 speedo and pickup- there's a thread on this somewhere-

someone strapped the 'tone ring' onto the halfshaft, and it worked-

but getting a 2002 mechanical speedo to work with it is going to be hard.

And/or expensive. Probably more than an E21 trans is going to be.

Sorry.

t

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well, that sucks. got the wrong tranny. i'm puting it in anyways. who really looks at their speedometer... keep my eyes open for a 3-part tranny down the road for cheap. point was to get 5 and LSD so i guess i'll forgo knowing how fast i can go.

next is the FI install, hope i got those parts collected right...

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I think the electric VDO speedos can use a magnet mounted on the driveshaft like a bicycle speedo.

John

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