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Old Fri, Oct-21-2016, 10:27:08 PM   #31
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I think you're in good company here.

Except for the plasti-dip. But that's just me. Keep it up man.
Awesome.

Yeah, as far as appearance goes I don't think there's any accounting for variances in taste.

Eye of the beholder and all that.

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Old Mon, Oct-24-2016, 10:29:51 PM   #32
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My Sullivan Race Pedals arrived. Very high quality track pedals that come in different grip patterns and with option anodizing.

Ran these in my track evo with much success. Went with black this time around for a more subdued look inside the car.





Finally got the transmission out:



Then started to work my way in towards the pilot bearing and the rear main seal:



Lots of sludge in the transmission from what I assume is a leaking rear main seal:



Spring clip is busted:







Looks like someone installed a SACHS clutch and pressure plate from an E28 M5 to avoid the need for a dual mass flywheel:













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Old Tue, Oct-25-2016, 01:45:12 AM   #33
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Good luck with the rear engine seal. Replaced mine a couple years ago when I did the clutch. Getting the seal seated was a bit of an effort. I removed the carrier. Some folks replace the seal with the carrier in place. Could not see how you can get it seated properly that way.

I see more of those Harbor Freight trans jacks in different threads . They must have sold them like crazy. Handy though. Have one myself.
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Old Tue, Oct-25-2016, 05:22:15 AM   #34
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Good luck with the rear engine seal. Replaced mine a couple years ago when I did the clutch. Getting the seal seated was a bit of an effort. I removed the carrier. Some folks replace the seal with the carrier in place. Could not see how you can get it seated properly that way.
Thanks for the heads-up!

I'm planning on following this as close as possible:

http://workshop-manuals.com/bmw/3_se...mission_side)/

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Co-worker has one, he was nice enough to loan it to me for as long as I need.

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While you have the transmission out, probably should do the detent pins?
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While you have the transmission out, probably should do the detent pins?
Absolutely. I don't want to money shift on track and have my valve train eat itself.



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Absolutely. I don't want to money shift on track and have my valve train eat itself.

You'll need these parts & tools.
http://thayermotorsports.com/collections/transmission

Getting the two sleeves out is a PITA (2 of the 5 pins serviced).
Damaging the sidewall is very easy to do.
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http://thayermotorsports.com/collections/transmission

Getting the two sleeves out is a PITA (2 of the 5 pins serviced).
Damaging the sidewall is very easy to do.
Thanks for that.

I was going to use this guide:

http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplass...hift_pins.html

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Thanks for that.

I was going to use this guide:

http://webspace.ringling.edu/~dplass...hift_pins.html


Yup, that is the guide. Step 5 is the difficult one. You have to carefully wedge at the seam of the insert and bend it inward so you can get something to grip it. Some people use a blind hole puller but I could never get that method to work. Randy Forbes uses a screwdriver where he ground the end to be cup shaped so he can wedge under the seam without damaging the sidewall. Pretty neat trick.
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