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Old 03-25-2016, 11:07 AM   #1
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Flywheel T60 removal tool needed over the Easter weekend



Hey everyone,
I know this might be a long shot but I drove my 2001 540i all the way from Detroit back home to Gatineau/Ottawa to removed the transmission and fix a coolant leak AND I don't have the flywheel T60 removal tool. Does anyone in the area have one or know where I can find a T60 tool?!
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Old 03-25-2016, 02:22 PM   #2
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Canadian tire sells a impact torx kit, you'll have to whittle down the shaft of the bit to make it fit in the offset hole. Got mine 2 years go and used it several times, works great for me.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/ma...l#.VvWB7uIrKHs
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:39 PM   #3
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I think Home Depot sell a torn set as well
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Old 03-25-2016, 11:53 PM   #4
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Thanks! I picked up a set today, hopefully it fits okay!
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:11 AM   #5
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Unfortunately you're going to need a specialty tool to get the flywheel off like this:



https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...t/83300491018/
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Old 03-30-2016, 01:06 PM   #6
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I bought the T60 from Canadian tire and ground down the shaft of the tool to make it fit in the offset hole. What a strange and heavy flywheel! I was able to fix the coolant leak, changed the main seal, replaced the rear coolant manifold gaskets at the same time. I also replaced the clutch. Everything fit and installed easily although I did not have the alignment tool for the clutch. All I did was have the pressure plate bolts hand tightened and aligned the clutch with a socket and extension and then pop off the pressure plate pretension "thing". Now everything is back together and finished but the clutch won't disengage! How does that tool work and is that the problem!?
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I bought the T60 from Canadian tire and ground down the shaft of the tool to make it fit in the offset hole. What a strange and heavy flywheel! I was able to fix the coolant leak, changed the main seal, replaced the rear coolant manifold gaskets at the same time. I also replaced the clutch. Everything fit and installed easily although I did not have the alignment tool for the clutch. All I did was have the pressure plate bolts hand tightened and aligned the clutch with a socket and extension and then pop off the pressure plate pretension "thing". Now everything is back together and finished but the clutch won't disengage! How does that tool work and is that the problem!?
Did you put a new pressure plate in? Your car has a self adjusting clutch.
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Yes! I had a new pressure plate, throw out bearing and pressure plate with the self adjusting clutch. So I am wondering if during the installation it is possible to install the clutch in a way that it will not disengage if I didn't have that special clutch tool and alignment tool
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How is the self adjusting clutch different from the 2 other BMW pressure plates I installed on my 2 e30's?
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How is the self adjusting clutch different from the 2 other BMW pressure plates I installed on my 2 e30's?
I hope you didn't install the clutch backwards.

With a self adjusting clutch, can't just install the pressure plate and call it a day.

You must remove the retaining clip from the pressure plate AFTER the pressure plate is installed and torqued.

http://blog.bavauto.com/11334/bmw-se...ow-to-replace/
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Old 03-30-2016, 03:10 PM   #11
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Okay, that's definitely the problem. Thanks for the education! Clutch was installed in the correct orientation but I didn't not follow the specific installation process for the self adjusting clutch. Since the clutch is not correctly set, isn't there a tool that can reset an already installed clutch? Are there any issues with that?
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