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Old Yesterday, 04:11 PM   #1
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My Ride: 2002 330ci
Stuck engine to trans bolt

2002 330ci - removing 5 speed transmission to remove engine for block replacement. The torx bolt just below the lower starter bolt is stuck. Really stuck - I have been able to get it to back out about a 1/4 ".

Three possible solutions:

Cut the head off and hope I can separate the trans from the engine without rotating as some say you need to do.

Call a mobile mechanic to put an impact wrench on it.

Pull engine and trans as a unit.

The PO had a clutch done, I'm thinking this baby is cross threaded. All the rest loosened nicely, and have been snugged back up

Any thoughts?
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Old Yesterday, 05:31 PM   #2
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Got a welder? Weld a bar of metal to it so you have leverage.
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