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Hi all

 

I understand that the Getrag 245 is the preferred box for a 5sp conversion, but in my end of the world they are pretty rare.  I can however source a Getrag 240.

 

The following topic is a great source of information on a 245 conversion:  

 

After much searching it appears that the Getrag 240 can work, but I can't find much specific detail.

 

Are there any deal-breakers that should stear me away from a 240?   Is the process similar to the 245 conversion?  

 

Many thanks

glen

 

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A 240 from an e21 is eaay- all the same things as a 245, just a longer driveshaft and shift platform.

 

From an e30,  you need a way to do the speedo, since the e30 speedo runs off the diff.

 

no problems otherwise.

The 240 shift forks are reputed to be weaker,

so don't shift like a gorilla.

 

t

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7 hours ago, Tassie said:

Is the process similar to the 245 conversion?  

If the 240 is shorter then stay away from one of those horse shoe transmission rear mount adapter gizmos because it is made for a longer 245.  You may not understand now what I am referring to but you will soon.

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Cons, as Toby says softer aluminum shift forks in 240 vs brass/steel in 245? Pros, supposedly 240 is a bit lighter. 245 seems to be the preferred route but I found a cheap and solid 240 years ago so went for it -- been using it for years without problems so there's one data point.

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