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How to identify my 5-speed


mbaze

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First of all, thanks to everyone who participates in this board. It's been a big resource for me and, I'm sure, others.

Question: Is there any way to tell - visually from under the car - what kind of 5-speed I have? I was under the car this morning and didn't see any markings, but it was mighty cramped and greasy under there. Can I tell visually whether I have a close ratio 5-speed or a 245/4? Do the cases look different? Is there anything about the performance that would jump out at me?

Michael

'71 Sahara (sold 2019)

'74 '02 (sold 1/09)

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8 bolt guibo, early, 6 bolt guibo, late

there is a spacer of about 2.5 " to house the 5th gear...

look for the 6 bolt guibo tybe with mechanical speedo.

hth

2006 530xi, 1974 2002 Automatic summer DD
1985 XR4TI, 22psi ±300hp
1986 yota pick-up, 2006 Smart FT diesel

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5 speed for sure, looks like the late model with 6 bolt guibo.

can you post picture of the speedo attachement at the tail and the output flange ?

2006 530xi, 1974 2002 Automatic summer DD
1985 XR4TI, 22psi ±300hp
1986 yota pick-up, 2006 Smart FT diesel

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