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Old Tue, Oct-25-2016, 06:15:55 PM   #41
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Default Re: 1998 E36 M3 Dakar HPDE Car - Picture Intensive

Fantastic build! Very clean evo and integra!!
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Old Wed, Oct-26-2016, 09:29:18 PM   #42
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Small update here:

My steel transmission bracket arrived. Still on the fence regarding which shifter I plan to run (OEM vs CAE) but if I go CAE, I need solid mounts and then a steel bracket to prevent the OEM one from giving up the ghost.









Bearing puller showed up:





Look at all that funk:





Nice and clean! Giggity giggity!



New F.A.G. pilot bearing installed, best Korea has to offer!



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Old Fri, Oct-28-2016, 07:04:33 PM   #43
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Really great thread. I've got an E36 and E92 M3 combo myself, and they're both great cars. No plans to ever get rid of either. The handling of the E36 is magic, but as you said, the E92's engine is just something truly special.

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Old Sun, Oct-30-2016, 01:10:51 AM   #44
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Great job! Pilot bearing is gross.

What did you decide to do about that rear engine seal? Looks pretty oily. Or is transmission oil all over it?

Did you get the tran brace from Rally Road?

Good luck!
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Old Sun, Oct-30-2016, 06:43:32 AM   #45
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Great job! Pilot bearing is gross.

What did you decide to do about that rear engine seal? Looks pretty oily. Or is transmission oil all over it?

Did you get the tran brace from Rally Road?

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There was a lot of sludge in there!

I've got a rear main seal on the way.

You are correct, that brace is in fact from Rally Road.

Cleaned up the bell housing tonight:

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Got my baffled pan back from its acid bath:





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Very nice! How did you clean the oil pan? Looks good.
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Old Mon, Oct-31-2016, 10:45:58 PM   #48
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Got a buddy that works at a local dealership. I drop parts off with him from time to time to soak in their tank.
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Old Thu, Nov-03-2016, 04:38:53 PM   #49
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So I finally got all of my bushings out and pins, just waiting on my replacement stuff for the shift selector to arrive.

The top three were super easy, but 5th and reverse on my transmission (1998 w/ 183,000 miles) were basically fused in the bushings.

I first started with trying to use a screw to get 5th out, but that only got the screw buried deep in there. Getting a new pair of needle nose long enough to reach it was a surprise expense. Bonus: Now I have another tool.

I then tried using 3/8 drop anchors, which worked to get the 5th pin out, but wasn't going to work on the bushing.

Thanks to this thread renting the blind bushing puller is major key.

http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=398477

One pro tip: When expanding the puller to remove the bushing, I found that it's really easy to over do it and then drag the tool along the inside of the steel sleeve, scoring it in the process. This, of course, now left metal shavings inside the transmission. I got as many out as I could with Q-tips, but I'm sure some will be floating around inside the transmission. Looks like a fill and drain will be in order after the car is buttoned back up and driven for a couple miles.


Some pictures of the "fun" for those interested:

















You get creative when you start to get pissed off. Here I tried to use 3/8 drop anchors to get out the 5th gear pin. It worked, but was a pain in the ass:





Blind bushing pulled used to great success:














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My messy ass work area as I fought with these pins for three days now:



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Nice, I remember doing those on the 330i. The drifts are also really helpful, as well as that puller, as you found out.
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