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Andrew
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You might as well do the rear engine oil seal while the box is out.
( gsf part no.117BM0040 ,I think , about 9euro.)

Slide those slips off the bottom of the doors if you can and get a bit of rust treatment on them . Found a nasty bit of rot on a 525i under them before.
Thanks, could i prise the old seals out with a screw driver or do i have to get a puller for it?

Have been looking on Realoem and have come up with this;

Part No. 6 - Shaft seal


Part No. 11 - Profile gasket



Part No. 13 - Oil strainer


I'm just thinking out loud cause I know a lot of you guys on
here have more experience with theses matters then me.
 

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The rear engine/crankshaft oil is in behind the flywheel.So you'll have to take the the dog coupling and fly wheel off.Make sure you note the exact position of the old seal(depth that the seal is in the housing).
its worth doing while the gearbox is out.

I'm going pulling my own transmission out in a while to do this seal but it only on an M20.

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=HD22&mospid=47382&btnr=11_0329&hg=11&fg=20

Regards Paul.
 

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Thanks paul, Cause I know I'm better doing it now and save the hassle doing it at a later stage.


@ storm just sitting in the car you know its going the be good. I was looking at doing the auto to manual conversion, and i still might do it at some stage. For now i just want to get her on the road as soon as.
 

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Discussion Starter #45 (Edited)
First thing first was to make an easier way to work on the car:confused:


.......I thought a big hole in the ground would be a good start:D











Works a treat, and makes working on anything far easier, faster and safer:)
 

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Thanks men.

Yes, I did all myself. I never built blocks before so i was a bit slow but took my time and got there in the end.
If you have enough space its very easy done,as materials are unreal cheap.:eek:
I'm really happy with it, just make sure to line it or else you'll end up with a swimming pool. :eek:
 

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Update 29 july

So to date have mostly been doing alot of shouting and cursing......................................as all good mechanics do;)

Started removing the gear box
First thing was to remove the exhaust, before.


and after


Thing weights a far bit, and has a hole in the side of it the size of your hand.

After removing the exhaust it was the heat shield next and i was the able to access the drive shaft and disconnect it from the gear box.




Then i started to undo all the transmission cooling lines, wires, gear selector, dip stick tube and the gear box mount




Once the gear box was supported i began to undo the 11 bolt around the bell housing
Had to remove the expansion tank to reach the top bolts



That's it for now, I've a few parts ordered before the new box can go in and will hopefully be able to collect them tomorrow.:D
 

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Did you get sorted for a gearbox? I just got an auto 535i sport in for breaking!
Yes I got one out of a e32 735i from a member on here. Thanks for offering and helping me out before hand with previous inquiries.
Whats the spec of the one your breaking, was looking for a seat to replace the one below as the drivers seat is poor.
 

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Gearbox as of now is off and sitting in the workshop.
Wasn't the worst job for a first timer like myself. :rolleyes:
Toughest part was trying to pry the torque converter of the fly wheel





I then started work on the new replacement gearbox.
New oil strainer


I replaced the old damaged seal with a new one.


And a new rubber gasket on the transmission sump


Tomorrow I'm reinstalling the new transmission, so more soon.

Thanks
Andrew
 

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Ye, you could say that. There defiantly was time or two I'd just love to drop
her into a garage and get all done but wheres the fun in that.
Only for the workshop manual I'd be lost, its a most have for a noob like me.

At the end of the day its just like a big Lego set, and I'm the child building it :D
 

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Today I did the pig of a job of changing the oil sump gasket.

First thing was to drain the oil, i left it over night to get as much as possible out.


I then remove the oil sensor and the sump bolts holding the pan to the engine



Once all the bolts were remove the engine then had to be raise about three inches so that the pan would clear the oil pump. This was a pure pain cause i had no lifting equipment. The power steering and expansion tank also had to be removed so the engine could clear safely.


Once the pan was out i was left with a big space:D


Looked a bit dirty


I cleaned it out with petrol and a lot of elbow grease.


Installing the new gasket was the same as removal and was simple enough.
I applied a light coating of gasket sealant to both sides of the cork gasket.
This helped hold the gasket in place as i was reinstalling the sump

Defiantly a job i don't want to have to do again anytime soon.

Thanks for reading.
 
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