Please help - man. Transmission I.D.

Tiny
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Hi everyone, this is my first post to this forum. We are a German auto-shop located in New Jersey and have been in business for over 30 years. We recently were doing some cleaning up in the shop and came across a few brand new BMW transmissions that, despite our hardest efforts, have not been able to be identified. Attached I have several pictures which include all markings on the transmissions body. What we do know is that it is a manual transmission and the head mechanic seems to think it may belong to a 5Series (1988-1989). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for your time.

-L&JMotors
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 9:07 AM

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Tiny
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I've spent an hour poking around through old manuals and such without much success. Alldata does have exploded views, but haven't got much more time at the moment.

If something comes up, I'll update the post.
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
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They are what you think they are. 260 GETRAG
5 speed transmissions for E-28 535 late production
also fits many others.
23-00-1-221-208 is the part#
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 10:25 AM
Tiny
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Wow you guys are good. I have like 8 more BMW transmissions here that I could really use help on. Are you guys up for the challenge?

I'm looking to sell them all so naturally any information would be of great help. Also, I know you guys don't help people for the sole purpose of getting donations but you guys put time into helping me and making this great website so I'd be happy to make a donation.

-L&J :D
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 2:30 PM
Tiny
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Send more pictures! I like pictures
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 2:55 PM
Tiny
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L&J,
Feel free to answer a few, can always use a hand around here. I tried beating The Doc on this one. Shoulda known better :)

I like pics too, but transmissions get old pretty quick :lol:
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Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 AT 6:17 PM
Tiny
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ALWAYS TRUST YOUR DOCTOR!
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Thursday, November 1st, 2007 AT 9:26 AM
Tiny
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Hahah, you guys are comical. I really do appreciate the help -- we just put two trannies on ebay. Alot of people showing interest in them already which is great news.

Alrighty, next transmission up for identification is this manual Getrag 262. I've had a few leads on this transmission but with conflicting information, so I'm going to keep that information to myself to not throw you helpful guys off :)

Thanks for everything guys -- and like I said before, your time is valuable just like mine so expect a kickback once these start selling.

-L&J

PS: I'll check back during lunch-breaks from time to time to see if theres anything I can add to any other user's questions. We've been in business for 30 years and have been working on BMW, AUDI, M/B, and PORSCHE since the beginning.
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 8:05 AM
Tiny
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They look like five speed transmissions also known as
265. If they were four speed, they would be two sections, not three.
If you think they may be close, ratio check the shift pattern. The CR trannys have a "dog leg" pattern
(first gear is to the left and down below reverse
and if not a CR, fifth gear is to the right and up)
hope this helps.
Send a PM if you need more help

Dr. Hagerty
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 10:36 AM
Tiny
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BTW I don't consider the bell housing as part of the transmission.
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Friday, November 2nd, 2007 AT 10:38 AM
Tiny
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Another happy customer
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