ZF s5-16 5-speed gearbox?

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Hi all,

I've been searching for a Getrag 265/6 OD gearbox for quite a while now without any succes. That's a hard to find piece of hardware! :shock:

But now I have come across a 5-speed ZF s5-16 gearbox. The seller claims it also fits the E9.

Is that true? And if so, would this be a good choice, comparable with a Gertrag 265 overdrive box? Would there be a speedo cable issue, or any other downsides?

The ratios are: 1. 3.716 2. 2.037 3. 1.339 4. 1.0 5. 0.8

Thanks! Regards, Jonas


 

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Does it have a mechanical speedo drive?

The 265 I am used to has an extra case section in it which the one pictured does not seem to. Should check the overall length, it may have implications for drive shaft length and crossmember bolting.

A pal claims to have two 265s just sitting. I will investigate...
 

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If that infact is the E9 ZF/ 5sp box, It's quite rare and sought after and expensive if in good working order. Alpina used them too and they are really hard to come by. Odd, you've been looking for a Getrag and find a ZF/ 5sp and it looks in great shape too. Want to sell, swap, for a Getrag contact me Keshav
 

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Does it have a mechanical speedo drive?

The 265 I am used to has an extra case section in it which the one pictured does not seem to. Should check the overall length, it may have implications for drive shaft length and crossmember bolting.

A pal claims to have two 265s just sitting. I will investigate...
That post is from 2012 and the last time he posted
 

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Looks like the one in the original post fits an M20 engine. Used on Euro E30's. The mounting interface on an M20 looks the same as M30/M10, but is not the same size.
 

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Guys please pay attention :) you're using the wrong gearbox ID ... Again : On top of being a "modern" gearbox, a ZF S5-16 definitely is the wrong gearbox
for E9s !

Only correct 5 speed ZF gearbox for E9s ( read : for people who want to stay period correct ) is the ZF S5-18 / 3 ( several gearbox ratios were available ).

PS ( Orangener : the one I purchased from you REALLY is an old story now !!!!!!!!!! ;) Maybe 10 years ?! )
 
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