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Zchild
09-24-2007, 05:09 PM
:icon_blah Hello bimmer dreamers and gearheads, I'm planning on attending the next DIY as a participant. I'm thinking of doing my transmision bushings and was wondering how much time this takes to complete and can it be done within a three hour time-frame. Is this job as easy as it looks or should it be undertaken by the professionals. Thanks in advance, Happy Motoring...
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1996 328ti
09-24-2007, 06:19 PM
What are transmission bushings? Mounts?

Zchild
09-24-2007, 08:01 PM
What are transmission bushings? Mounts?
:icon_blah Yes, Steven, I really mean mounts, I believe there are two on my E46 323i. I'm trying to figure out how hard this job would be to complete during a DIY, thanks for correcting me. Happy Motoring...
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1996 328ti
09-24-2007, 08:24 PM
If they are anything like E36 mounts, it's very easy.
I changed mine with jack stands.
A lift will make it real quick, especially if you have a jack to support the tranny.
Just watch the torque. I snapped a UUC mount.

OwnedbyDuncan
09-25-2007, 05:21 AM
You might want to check the bushings and consider replacement too if they are weeping or leaking.

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Bruce N
09-27-2007, 01:59 PM
Zach, If I'm there I'll be happy to help you. Rear trans mounts are very easy. It's important not to over tighten them. Only 16ft/lbs. Are you going OEM or aftermarket?

Zchild
09-27-2007, 06:59 PM
Zach, If I'm there I'll be happy to help you. Rear trans mounts are very easy. It's important not to over tighten them. Only 16ft/lbs. Are you going OEM or aftermarket?
:icon_blah I'm going OEM, thanks for the help, I really appreciate it. I'm also thinking of possibly doing my Guibo as well if I have time.
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Bruce N
09-28-2007, 06:13 PM
Never done a Guibo but it shouldn't be too hard.