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Re: UUC / 320i Right? (archive)

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Posted by John on February 08, 2000 at 17:47:38:

In Reply to: Enlarging transmission support brace posted by JTTS on February 08, 2000 at 15:56:43:


I did this one last weekend (along with the X-brace). Do yourself a favor and get box end wrenches to fit the nuts for the tranny mounts: Believe they're 13mm (M3) and 16mm (320i). Tool clearance is really prohibitive for socket wrenches due to the drive shaft coupling.

Also, when you drill out the holes (I used 3/8" bit and kept working until the studs fit), you'll notice anti-rotation features cast into the brace. These will not allow the 320i tranny mounts to sit flat unless you grind notches in the mounts to match. Did I miss that in "Tech Tips"???

Lastly, a floor jack will help to put everything back together -- just make sure to use a nice wide piece of wood to avoid damaging the aluminum brace. It seems the Enforcer + 320i tranny mount is more than the specified 2mm taller than the M3 mount. Just MHO -- YMMV!

Best of luck,

John
98M3/2


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