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Posted by JamesM on December 18, 2001 at 07:49:17:

In Reply to: Transmission Output shaft Seal Replacement posted by Rich on December 18, 2001 at 06:20:08:

The procedure can be found in the Bentley manual for either the E28 or E30. It requires a thin-walled 30mm socket, a new locking tab, some way to hold the output flange, and a 200lb-ft torque wrench.

Remove the lock tab. This can be a pain. Untorque the 30mm nut while counter-holding the output flange. [I used a 3' piece of 1" conduit flattened on one end. I then drilled a 1/2" hole in the flat part. Put a bolt through the pipe and the output flange. Cheap and effective.] Banging on the nut with an impact wrench may damage the internals, so be careful. You may need a puller to get the flange off. Pry the old oil seal out with a seal puller. Install new seal with a coating of gear oil, and do not install it at the same depth as the old one. This will give the seal a new section of metal to seal against the output flange. Use a thin coat of pipe thread sealant (not teflon tape) on the output flange threads and splines. Install the output flange. Torque to 170lb-ft (I think), then untorque and re-torque to 145 lb-ft (I think). I don't know why, but that's what the factory recommends.

The real bitch is changing the selector shaft seal!!


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