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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-15-2012, 08:45 PM
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You don't say? I've never noticed that
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:47 PM
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Sarcasm?
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:49 PM
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Nope, no sarcasm. I never knew that pinhole was there. I thought the only way to lock the flywheel was to bolt one of those backets from the flywheel bolt to the bellhousing bolt.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:51 PM
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Oh, yeah its pretty cool. I didn't know it either until I rebuilt my vanos and changed my HG.
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:54 PM
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Hmmm I guess that means to use that feature, there's a certain orientation the flywheel has to be bolted on by? I've never paid attention to that. :/

Well, I'll be changing the flywheel this weekend, so I'll get a second chance
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Old 03-15-2012, 08:59 PM
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Yep, look for the hole in the bellhousing and bolt it lined up with the hole with the motor at TDC. You don't have to take off the valve cover to see, just use a mirror and look at the timing marks on the crank
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Old 03-15-2012, 09:05 PM
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ok, this is twice...where are you guys getting the idea that the hub needs to be replaced?? i am not aware that this is a wear part, and subject to needing replacement on occasion. it is also not like a bearing that could be damaged upon removal, so i don't think that would be it.

please essplainz, as i are confuzzeded...

there is no explanation as to why the hub was replaced in the thread...i checked...

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i don't think it's required, but like u said it's on occasion. my mechanic suggested it's a good idea to replace the hub while we have access to it (preventive maintenance).

good thing he has 450 ft lb air gun for the crankshaft bolt.

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So I take the belts off then take off the pulley , do I need a harmonizer too?
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So I take the belts off then take off the pulley , do I need a harmonizer too?
only if you sing 'o canada'....ed will be the bass...



but no, you should not need to replace 'hard parts' like that unless physically damaged.





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Old 10-05-2012, 08:41 AM
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Haha ok , I will post a picture of the oil leak later today. I just want to make sure it is that front crank seals before i rip it apart.
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Old 10-08-2012, 12:13 AM
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Double checking

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...85&hg=11&fg=10

So im wanting to replace the crankshaft seal so i need #3

http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...0%281991-99%29

and the crank bolt

also getting the bolt off and on can someone make a list of the tools required please
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