Re: Newbie question: Has anyone ever converted a S40 or V40 to a manual transm ... (OVLOVE)
Thanks for the email.
I would love to get some help.
On the question of seriousness, yes, but not for an unlimited budget
I think I would go as high as $3000 for all parts and labor.
Ironically a total s40 in Mexico is a little under $6K, problem is importing it.
Cars from Mexico go through the same import process as cars used to go through during the 80's grey market days.
Unless the car has NHSTA and EPA stickers already on it, you are looking at a very long and expensive import process
Just my two cents.
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|well if anybody has done it, they aren't sharing! lol|
as for parts being available, you can go to Canada or Mexico to get parts. depending on which is closer. Mexico would be cheaper though. I've considered it heavily and almost pulled the trigger and did it. But the project came out of the blue when my transmission died so I didn't have much for funding. I can try to dig up some old notes I had on the subject. I even had a check list of all the little miscellaneous parts needed. I would suggest shipping from Mexico or Canada on as many parts as possible to save you some $$$. Are you seriously considering it or were you just thinking about it?