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Old Tue, Nov-17-2009, 12:05:14 AM   #1
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I'm new here and I'm in need of some help. We have a small dealership and a beautiful 2003 M3 Covertible with SMG. After several attempts to fix the SMG Transmission on this one we gave up and it hurts to see it just sitting there. Don't have enough money to get a new shifter pump and even less faith that it will fix the problem. If anybody has instruction on how to convert it into a manual and what parts are needed, I wold greatly appreciate any help. Thank you in advance and hope you can help me to bring that beauty back to life and rule the roads of Orlando once again.
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I guarantee you that the swap would cost a hell of a lot more than springing for that pump.
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I guarantee you that the swap would cost a hell of a lot more than springing for that pump.
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i know this is an old post, but i thought id throw this in for those who have always been curious on the smg to manual conversion:
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