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craz azn
08-17-2008, 09:38 PM
Two weeks ago I had solid transmission mounts made up in aluminum just in time for the previous track day I went to at Mosport. I wanted to fuh raze the shit outta the car so I figured this was going to the next level lol. As soon as I put them in, the car vibrated and shook like crazy, especially at higher RPMs. The engine sounded totally different resonating throughout the car, and it rattled a lot of stuff in the interior.

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/1205/200808171756jr4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

But knowing me, I thought it was the coolest shit ever. Until today...

http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/7058/200808171757xuy0.jpg

Looking around, I noticed a crack in the rear housing of the transmission. DAMN IT!!!11 I thought about it for awhile... I guess the torque of the motor (still on stock mounts BTW) eventually got the best of the transmission being mounted solid and as always, somethings gotta give, and in this case it was the transmission. Dohh!! :rolleyes:

SO... today instead of fixing my door locks as planned, I busied myself to learn how to take a transmission apart. I found a junk, beat to hell transmission in the back that came from a parts car and decided to bring that inside and go to town on that. For the first 15mins I was like :confused: then I started to get it. When I got the front section off, it became apparent why the tranny was lunched. This is what happens when you run it dry, out of oil...

http://img395.imageshack.us/img395/7493/200808171632rt8.jpg

Metal bit and busted bearing everywhere

http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/6052/200808171633ky3.jpg

The final stage. I finally get my rear housing... but thats next weeks project. But I am ecstatic to say that I did that all myself ;)

http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/2236/200808171741xex7.jpg


MORAL OF THE STORY : DO NOT put solid transmission mounts in if you don't already have solid motor mounts...

OH and a teaser for you e30 guys :P

http://img246.imageshack.us/img246/8563/200808152244cn4.jpg

e30_kid89
08-17-2008, 09:47 PM
wooooo woooo I seen the wheels and they're ballin!

zackman17
08-17-2008, 09:49 PM
ouch good job on the re build looks tricky

zackman17
08-17-2008, 09:49 PM
wooooo woooo I seen the wheels and they're ballin!

they look sick

Chris de la Cruz
08-18-2008, 09:37 PM
lol. weld my diff :P

E30 Girl
08-19-2008, 09:36 AM
Poor Rudy!!!! :)

Blades
08-19-2008, 10:15 AM
ya did the work yourself .. good stuff *th-up*

Fel
08-19-2008, 10:16 AM
Well, you live and learn I guess.... at least now you know what a tranny looks like (the key is finding the adam's apple).

racer-x
08-19-2008, 08:59 PM
What's Fuh Raze?
And isn't your dad Rudy Glarner?

craz azn
08-19-2008, 09:09 PM
Well, you live and learn I guess.... at least now you know what a tranny looks like (the key is finding the adam's apple).

BBAAAAAAAAAAAHAHHAHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAA AHAHHAHAAAAAAAAA Oh man I nearly cried I laughed so hard.

What's Fuh Raze?
And isn't your dad Rudy Glarner?

Fuh Raze (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fuh+raze)

I am Rudy lol. Maybe you are referring to my dad? :D

zackman17
08-19-2008, 09:11 PM
Well, you live and learn I guess.... at least now you know what a tranny looks like (the key is finding the adam's apple).

AHAH i get it now LMFAOOO

hadesm5
08-19-2008, 11:12 PM
LOLLLLL at the tranny thing...


yes he IS the famous rudy glarner:P

SamE30e
08-20-2008, 04:55 PM
Super fuhrazeeee

Axxe
08-20-2008, 05:24 PM
E30 King.

FuryriderX
08-20-2008, 08:13 PM
A car that is meant to look like a race car, but seriously isn't. The term is largely used in the E30 community.

Typically used towards a person known as Dropped325i (see example below)
Originally Posted by Eurospeed88 :
Listen, ricetard. Take that stripped-down, riced-out, shit-kitted, weight-reduced, carbon-clad, ghetto-wired, ebay coilover-dropped, automatic pile of junkyard parts with the paper hood and the strut bar that looks like it was a Pabst Blue Ribbon can swallowed by a frat guy then shit out the next morning, strap in with your FUH RAZE spine-crushing race harness, point that 2.5 liters of unbridled SOHC German bronzit fury at the nearest rigid stationary object, and stomp down on the loud pedal as hard as your backwater inbred calf muscles will allow, and take a sugar frosted **** into the next life, because you and your car are the ****ing joke of the E30 community.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

that made my evening.

racer-x
08-21-2008, 06:30 PM
Oh yeah Markus, as in the guy with the M1.
Did he approve of your partial solid mount??????

craz azn
08-24-2008, 11:04 PM
Soooo.... update. Pretty much all weekend was transmission time (Not 'tranny time' Fel :P) I got everything out but the transmission itself on Friday night. By 2pm on Saturday, the transmission was on the floor, and separated.

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/1772/200808231413bk3.jpg

It looks much prettier inside than the first one I took apart lol.

http://img83.imageshack.us/img83/5060/2008082314131lt6.jpg

I made sure I was fluent with the repair manual before taking anything major apart (ie Shift rods, pins, detent balls, etc etc)

Sunday Morning.... or afternoon since I got up late *sleep*

So back to the 'new' rear cover. I had to measure the bearing and the 'new' housing also to figure out what size shim it needed in the back. Then once that was figured out, drop it on the heat plate to expand it just enough so the bearing would fall into place

http://img185.imageshack.us/img185/3839/200808231729pv1.jpg

While waiting I cleaned a couple parts and started to slowly piece things back together. Shift fork arrangement was fairly straightforward...

http://img356.imageshack.us/img356/7673/200808231900gw9.jpg

Finally the home stretch!!!

http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/7031/200808241458xu4.jpg

The only snags I ran into were two things. First when rebuilding it, I had a MAJOR problem trying to get all the detent balls to line up in their respective placings. Dad to the rescue on that one. Its in the little area on the back of the transmission under a plate of three little springs, circled in this pic.

http://img297.imageshack.us/img297/1650/200808241458xmq3.jpg

Secondly, the front bearing fell out when I put the rear section on, I guess I didn't heat the bearing up enough and it pushed it out. Thank god for dads huge assortment of BMW specialty tools/pullers that made the job saveable.

Ah well... at least I got it nearly 95% of the way... *rockout* The transmission now sounds great, shifts fine, and much quieter with stock mounts again LOL... Put some additive in to help the rattle a bit (Molyslip FTW) and I am now pretty pleased with the result. The unfuhrazement continues... lol :D

craz azn
08-24-2008, 11:06 PM
Did he approve of your partial solid mount??????

He laughed when he saw it had broken the rear cover, and said 'Thats what happens when you try to have a half-ass racecar for the street' :huh?:*sad*

Axxe
08-27-2008, 02:02 AM
He laughed when he saw it had broken the rear cover, and said 'Thats what happens when you try to have a half-ass racecar for the street' :huh?:*sad*

I had hockey puck engine and trans mounts, sheared all 4 stock mounts at once. And I did a track day on them, lol.

zackman17
08-27-2008, 02:24 AM
I had hockey puck engine and trans mounts, sheared all 4 stock mounts at once. And I did a track day on them, lol.
on that note i broke my mount when i was changing im oil pan so i drilled it out put a threaded rod thru and bolt on each end and it's still like that

Red_Rocket
08-27-2008, 09:31 PM
So does that mean you got new rims, if so are you selling your other rims?

craz azn
08-28-2008, 01:40 AM
So does that mean you got new rims, if so are you selling your other rims?

Anything is for sale for the right price :P Drop me a PM and we can talk about it.

Axxe
08-29-2008, 05:07 PM
Just wondering if you though of welding the ear back on? Our welding specialist could probably stick weld that together and it'd outlast the internals.

craz azn
08-29-2008, 08:28 PM
^^ Can you? I just absentmindedly thought you couldn't weld with bearings in the housing... meh. It was an experience, and it worked wonderfully for me regardless with all the extra work it ate up. But I just checked it on Wednesday, no leaks or anything. Quite pleased!

Axxe
08-30-2008, 12:26 AM
^^ Can you? I just absentmindedly thought you couldn't weld with bearings in the housing... meh. It was an experience, and it worked wonderfully for me regardless with all the extra work it ate up. But I just checked it on Wednesday, no leaks or anything. Quite pleased!

He has underwater welding rods, he welds while the assistant sprays the garden hose lol. Low tech, but it works.