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Old 09-24-2012, 01:03 PM   #21
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I drained a half of a gallon of oil before removing my RMS just in case (especially, in my case the front was higher than the rear). I have Fumoto valve installed, so it was easy for me to drain as much as I want.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:58 AM   #22
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^ thanks! I'll just wait and change the oil when I do the job...
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:52 AM   #23
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Is there a crankshaft seal or anything else in that area that could leak?
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Old 10-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #24
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Is there a crankshaft seal or anything else in that area that could leak?
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Oil pan gasket.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #25
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Oil pan gasket.
Oil pan gasket seconded, I had significant leakage in the rear oil pan area, including up inside where the two recessed bolts are, I figured to do the oil pan gasket first to be sure then the rear main if it still leaked.
So far its been three months and it is dry as a bone, I am stoked that I don't have to pull the transmission. With 250k miles I thought for sure it would be the seal but it wasn't.
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:57 PM   #26
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Bav auto makes a awesome kit for a clutch job this is what it includes, Our kit contains: an alignment tool, clutch disc, pressure plate, throw-out bearing, rear engine seal, pilot bearing, all transmission seals, exhaust gaskets, and a pivot pin. All our clutch components are manufactured by the original equipment supplier to BMW.
I used this kit on my car, changing Trans seals was easy to. I used 2 sheet metal screws on ether side of the seals and pulled on one side then the other and walked it out little by little. I strongly recommend this kit.

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Old 01-23-2013, 06:58 PM   #27
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I used this kit on my car, changing Trans seals was easy to. I used 2 sheet metal screws on ether side of the seals and pulled on one side then the other and walked it out little by little.
I trust you mean this for a manual trans?
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:23 PM   #28
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I trust you mean this for a manual trans?
Yes on 5 speed manual

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Old 02-10-2013, 03:18 AM   #29
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What would be a good place to place an order for the rms
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:34 AM   #30
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http://www.rmeuropean.com/search.asp...rd=11142249533
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Old 02-10-2013, 09:14 AM   #31
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A bit more expensive, but much easier to replace the whole cover:
http://www.thebmwpartstore.com/oempa...141438274.html



Even cheaper, but no idea what 'OE supplier' means: http://www.bmaparts.com/item.wws?sku...ER&weight=1.17

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:22 PM   #32
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this thread is horrible! this assumes you have the transmission out for something else.lol do you think if I'm at the point where I can get the trans down I will need help at this point.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:40 PM   #33
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this thread is horrible!
Excuse! Next time we'll write a thread based on exactly your project and connect to every thread that you need to supplement your skills.
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