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Old 02-10-2013, 06:59 PM
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Thank god...

FINALLY....that guide pin was stuck, wiggled a flat head around it popped loose. What happened to 2 of my clutch fingers...
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:06 PM
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GREAT!!!! I knew you would win the battle...the missing fingers from the diapham is most likey from the throwout bearing locking up or they were weak either way thats your problem.....

very good work you are half way there now. As long as you get the clutch in with set tool its all down hill from here
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:16 PM
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Well its time to call it a night...I just stripped the head of one of the bolts holding the clutch plate on. What do I do now? Drill the head off with my carbide bit? Dang allen heads...my fault for not having a long enough bit for my impact. Oh well live and learn I guess

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Old 02-10-2013, 07:25 PM
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Try vise grips....are you using allen wrenches or sockets? Allen sockets work better... if visegrips do not work craftsman makes sockets for taken rounded off bolts or nuts off. I have used these on stripped out allen head bolts....we have all been there and done that
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:51 PM
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Congratulations on getting the transmission out
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Old 02-10-2013, 08:02 PM
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Try vise grips....are you using allen wrenches or sockets? Allen sockets work better... if visegrips do not work craftsman makes sockets for taken rounded off bolts or nuts off. I have used these on stripped out allen head bolts....we have all been there and done that
Okay, I will have to try that..I tried channel locks and couldn't get it to budge. I'm trying to get my order placed so I can get this thing fixed. Since the thing is apart and hopefully this will be the only time its apart what seals should I replace? I see Pelican Parts has a pilot bearing puller but they are kind of crazy wanting $52 or so for it..any advice? Looks like I can rent a tool from autozone perhaps.

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Congratulations on getting the transmission out
Thanks, yeah after I got it off I had to take it off the jack, put it on my chest then wiggle it to the floor as I couldn't of possibly got the car jacked up high enough to roll the transmission out from underneath of it.

Appears I broke the steel breather up on top of the transmission prying on that stupid clip BMW put on it to hold the shifter linkage to it.

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Old 02-14-2013, 03:57 PM
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Any updates wondering if you got bolt out
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Old 02-14-2013, 04:07 PM
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No luck really..I've been working then got home 2 days ago pulled into the garage and after about 3 minutes my Ford Explorers radiator busted so I spent yesterday fixing it. I went to Sears and bought a Craftsman bolt out...it wouldn't even budge the bolt, I bought some hex head sockets and I think had no luck breaking anymore loose. I got 2 loose but probably put it in a bind since its supposed to be loosened slowly in sequence. I think I stripped another bolt head or two with my small 20 volt Dewalt impact..I hate these bolts, who decided these things were a good idea? I will hopefully get to work on it tomorrow and will have more pictures for you.

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Old 02-14-2013, 04:16 PM
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I have had to cut the center of the pressure plate and clutch out before to get to flywheel bolts.....believe me i know how you feel
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:47 AM
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Is it normal for there to be gear oil behind the transmission mainshaft seal?! I wasn't expecting to see gear oil start coming out when I pulled the seal out...Does anyone know if and what exhaust will interchange with a 91 525i? Thanks to BMR_LVR he found a few parts car but the diagrams and part #'s are different but I need a replacement exhaust.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:17 PM
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yes if you remove the main seal you will get gear oil out that is what keeps it in. so you are looking to put used exhaust parts on it?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:24 PM
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Okay was wondering about that..makes me feel better now. Yes, my exhaust is bent to hell to put it bluntly from it getting rammed into a tree stump and they just want way too much for a center and rear muffler for cars. I think the CC is fine, it just appears the pipe between the back 2 mufflers is bent and the rear muffler is all rusted and coming apart. I got all kinds of pictures coming. Why? You got any better ideas?
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:36 PM
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meineke. cut and weld.
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Old 02-15-2013, 01:04 PM
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Old 02-15-2013, 02:03 PM
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meineke. cut and weld.
Whats that going to cost? Well I just found out I got the wrong TOB guide tube so I'm going to have to return this one to Pelican Parts and just order one from the stealership..price is about same after shipping..thanks PP. Just called dealer back to order and price went from $42 to $29 plus tax
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:31 PM
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I wouldnt say more than $200 bones...
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:37 PM
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My muffler rusted out and I picked up a used stock cat back for $20
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:03 PM
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Well here are some pictures to show some progress. As you can see I stripped the dang 6mm hex heads on the pressure plate bolt, I tried a Bolt-remover from Craftsman but it wouldn't touch it, I tried drilling them out with my carbide bit but in the end I just ended up smacking them a few good times with my 3lb sledge hammer and then I was able to turn them with my channel locks. Pressure plate was toast, clutch appeared to look okay to me, flywheel was smooth as a babys butt. In order to remove the flywheel bolts I just stuck a bellhousing bolt back in and jammed a screw driver in a tooth and was able to break the 19mm bolts loose with my breaker bar. Obviously I still haven't fixed my valve cover oil leak...I've replaced that thing 2 times and it appears to still be leaking. If you look you can see I'm guessing oil trying to leak in one of the flywheel bolt holes. To remove the pilot bearing I rented a "Blind Hole Puller" from Autozone for a nice price of $160 plus tax, pretty much just a slide hammer with an adapter that slides in and you tighten it down and it expands. Had the bearing pulled in less then 2 minutes. You can see the wear on the TOB guide tube, which I ordered the wrong version of, Pelican Parts' catalog has a bug and didn't show the correct one. My cat Flame then decided to go riding with me to go drop the flywheel off at the machine shop, several hours and $35 later I had a nice looking flywheel. Popped the old transmission input seal out, wiped the hole out, tapped the new seal in with an 3/8 extension. I took my drive shaft and locked it in place of my trailer hitch to try to replace the center bearing/bushing, I broke the 19mm bolt loose but that drive shaft REFUSES to separate. Obviously that part might just have to go to the shop...my universal joints rubber O rings are all broke and falling off so I'm guessing those need to be replaced. I can't seem to catch a break
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:20 PM
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this is really a good thread and you are doing a top notch job. Sometimes people wonder why mechanics charge so much. what is happening to you can happen to a seasoned mechanic so dont feel bad. the difference is a lot of people give up in frustration but a real mechanic takes it in stride and keeps plugging away like you are.........the forum should put little wrenches beside the names of the members that take on something like this and finishes it
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Yeah, I'm just trying to make the best of it. After jumping on the drive shaft a few times trying to break the splines apart with a screwdriver jammed between the bolt and the u-joint I've decided that piece can go to the shop..I'm afraid I might end up damaging it or myself if I keep on after it, I think 20+ years of being together has made a great bond between the pieces. Has anyone else done this job? Wayne at Pelican Parts was saying to put Curil-T on the rear main seal, its a non-hardening high temp seal. Permatex® Hylomar® HPF Gasket Dressing and Flange Sealant seems like it would work exactly the same. To top all this off my wifes aunt just passed away so I have to try to get everything fixed so we can get to the funeral next week.
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Old 02-17-2013, 02:38 PM
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Well I can't catch a break..I went down to my basement/garage this morning and before I turn the corner I hear something. One of my pipes in my ceiling obviously busted and has ruined God knows how much and I've been unable to get in touch with my builder

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Old 02-17-2013, 02:52 PM
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The only thing i can say is. "

That really sucks !!!
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:43 PM
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Yeah my basement is roughly 2400sq ft and it looks like almost half of my sheetrock ceiling is wet and had water running out of one of my florescent lights and my hvac ductwork. Used the shopvac and sucked most the water up...but my builders phone is still off.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:43 PM
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The house still under warranty? When i built my builder was so good up tiil the time he handed over the keys then after he became ghost. I hope everything works out and i guess you have a good excuse for no updates today on the clutch
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:00 AM
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Yeah its under warranty, we've only been in it about 3 months as of tomorrow. After I get off today guess I'll try to go get the drive shaft taken care of and the seals. So hopefully I'll have more updates later.
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