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Old 01-10-2018, 02:10 PM   #71
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It'll bolt up. You'll just need to fab a trans brace as the trans will be shifted like 10-15 degrees.
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Old 01-10-2018, 02:41 PM   #72
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I thought that is what I remembered reading. I guess I will google it so I can see what else needs to be done. I saw someone on ebay makes adapters to plug in the electrical to the car so nothing is all hacked looking.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:57 AM   #73
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well, got our butts kicked by the transmission bell housing to engine bolts yesterday. broke my long extensions because I think this trans has never been off the engine so the bolts are really on there. usually, the wobble joints break, if anything breaks.

so, today I will go after work and buy new extensions, hopefully some type of heavy duty ones.
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:47 AM   #74
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How many extensions you using? I usually drop the trans cross member and let the trans sag so I can get at the back bolts without much trouble. But yea, them things are biatches. Maybe dribble some penetrating lube down the back of the head if you can't spray directly on the bolt.
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I am going to spray some pb on it when I get home. I had the back of the trans tilted down to make it easier and those suckers still snapped the extensions. first, I had an 18 and two 6 together and it snapped the 18. than I had three 6" and 2 twelves and snapped one of the 12s. I gave up at that point in fear of running out of extensions.

I bought some new 3/8 to replace the broken ones and some 1/2 long enough to reach the bolts. hopefully I don't shear off the adapter since I couldn't find those reverse torque bits in 1/2 drive. I also bought some deeper off set long wrenches in hopes of reaching them from the engine bay to just break the torque, than just loosen them the rest of the way from underneath the car.

since we got another cold front, who knows if it will be today, or even this weekend though. I wish I didn't have so much junk in the garage or I could push it in and have a heater plugged in to help combat freezing wrench syndrome.
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Old 01-13-2018, 05:51 PM   #76
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The new extensions got it done. Maybe the old ones were already stressed, who knows. Now, once it warms up, we can drop the trajs and fix the leak
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I just put in a motor in my E46 yesterday. Felt like it's the same issue. Ugh. I'm gonna hate dropping the trans if I ever have to.
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Thats sucks.


We dropped the trans, replaced the bad seal and out it back together and now it won't go in gear. Any gear.

Sucks, because it shifted perfectly before, even dumping fluid out the bottom
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It'll bolt up. You'll just need to fab a trans brace as the trans will be shifted like 10-15 degrees.
Will also need a bent shift rod IIRC.

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well, got our butts kicked by the transmission bell housing to engine bolts yesterday. broke my long extensions because I think this trans has never been off the engine so the bolts are really on there. usually, the wobble joints break, if anything breaks.

so, today I will go after work and buy new extensions, hopefully some type of heavy duty ones.
I learned the hard way, it's WAY easier to just pull the engine with trans for this. I literally pulled both, did the clutch, and had it installed in less time than I fought the bell housing bolts trying to pull just the trans...
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I really comsidered doing that
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