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Old 04-23-2012, 02:14 PM   #250181
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Gasket still "shipping" and won't get here till Thursday
Don't forget your rtv...and also, the guys at my shop use blue loctite on the vc screws...something I don't recall seeing in the diys. Can't hurt!

Vanos seals are fun! Have you done them before Toby? Just remember those vanos piston screws are reverse threaded. If you're not doing this, I know who is...and I know he knows!

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Don't forget your rtv...and also, the guys at my shop use blue loctite on the vc screws...something I don't recall seeing in the diys. Can't hurt!

Vanos seals are fun! Have you done them before Toby? Just remember those vanos piston screws are reverse threaded. If you're not doing this, I know who is...and I know he knows!

And, Drew, get back to General...there are cars that need your help!
Thanks Doug! Yes, I've got all the other misc stuffs, so I'm good to go. I'm going to do this at home, and thanks for the reminder about the reverse threaded piston screws.

I'll be swapping the thermostat at the same time.

And the exhaust gasket since I apparently have a leak after putting an oem exhaust on.
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So what made it so hellacious? (Was it that bolt at the top of the trans?)

I'm not looking forward to my clutch job, but know someday it will come. Perhaps shortly after my upcoming drag race?
It was an E36 M3 with a quarter million miles on it. They get less clearance in the trans tunnel than an E46, but the bolts were easy for the most part. The challenge was the non-threaded starter, which has 2 nuts on the engine side, one of which is almost impossible to reach without removing the intake manifold. The trans was also seized on the input shaft and fought like mad all the way out.

It was sweltering hot this weekend, too, which didn't make the work go any faster.
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It was an E36 M3 with a quarter million miles on it. They get less clearance in the trans tunnel than an E46, but the bolts were easy for the most part. The challenge was the non-threaded starter, which has 2 nuts on the engine side, one of which is almost impossible to reach without removing the intake manifold. The trans was also seized on the input shaft and fought like mad all the way out.

It was sweltering hot this weekend, too, which didn't make the work go any faster.
I presume the guys were all there in their 'outfits' with large leaves on poles, fanning you gently. That had to help some, right?

I know when I saw an e46 trans come out, that they'd jack up the front of the engine a bit to both help with access, but probably it also helps the trans break free easier...but I haven't done it myself...just passing it along in case it might help some day.

Sounds grueling...but also like a good challenge and learning experience!
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And no doubt, I'll get blamed for this and get even more ignored and have more doors slammed in my face
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Thanks Doug! Yes, I've got all the other misc stuffs, so I'm good to go. I'm going to do this at home, and thanks for the reminder about the reverse threaded piston screws.

I'll be swapping the thermostat at the same time.

And the exhaust gasket since I apparently have a leak after putting an oem exhaust on.
ooOOO and forgot, new trans filter & gasket too
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