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Old 08-21-2008, 06:30 PM   #16
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Oh yeah Markus, as in the guy with the M1.
Did he approve of your partial solid mount??????
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:04 PM   #17
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Soooo.... update. Pretty much all weekend was transmission time (Not 'tranny time' Fel ) I got everything out but the transmission itself on Friday night. By 2pm on Saturday, the transmission was on the floor, and separated.



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



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

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



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



Finally the home stretch!!!



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.



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... 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
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Old 08-24-2008, 11:06 PM   #18
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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'
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:02 AM   #19
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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'
I had hockey puck engine and trans mounts, sheared all 4 stock mounts at once. And I did a track day on them, lol.
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Old 08-27-2008, 02:24 AM   #20
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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
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Old 08-27-2008, 09:31 PM   #21
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So does that mean you got new rims, if so are you selling your other rims?
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Old 08-28-2008, 01:40 AM   #22
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So does that mean you got new rims, if so are you selling your other rims?
Anything is for sale for the right price Drop me a PM and we can talk about it.
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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.
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^^ 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!
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^^ 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.
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