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Old 27-08-2012, 01:04 AM
Ken F Ken F is offline
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Default Transmission help

Guys, I've got my gearbox apart and have replaced the clutch and the two bearings on the intermediate shaft. (yep the expensive one)

My question is that I now need to know the end-play spacing for all 3 shafts.
Could anyone help me out?

I know on an airhead it's .002 .........but I've looked and looked, and looked and cannot find it!

Thanks,
Ken
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Old 27-08-2012, 12:32 PM
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Just looked at the Clymer manual and it doesn't give specs. It says you have to take it to a BMW dealer to be checked because the specs changed so frequently over the years that you can't say for sure which one it is without seeing it....

Sounds like BS to me - I'm trying to remember the name of the guy who reconditions gearboxes for Motorworks in the UK, as I'm sure he'd be able to help. But memory's failing me at the moment - I know he's in Huddersfield, but that's all.
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Old 27-08-2012, 12:42 PM
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Yes, thanks Kev, I too read that part in my Clymers manual.
We are in agreement-BS! lol

Hopefully someone will know within the next day or so.

Ken
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Old 27-08-2012, 02:30 PM
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Ken - you should probably pop over to bmwrt.com and pose your question to Anton Largiader.
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Old 27-08-2012, 03:30 PM
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Scriminger Engineering.
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Old 30-08-2012, 07:00 PM
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Ken - you should probably pop over to bmwrt.com and pose your question to Anton Largiader.
... or go to Anton's web site and look for direct contact information.
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Old 01-09-2012, 12:30 PM
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Thanks to all for the replys!

Tom Cutter sent me the page out of the BMW repair manual... .005-.015
for anyone who wants to write it down for posterity.

I did come across a little tip for anyone wanting to attempt this on their own!
After carefully putting everything back together all worked wonderfully, noise free! However no neutral.

I'll bet I took it apart and put it back together 15 times trying to find the problem. Turned out to be that I had washed it too good.

After spraying the gears & shafts down with Kroil....all works great.

Ken
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