I have had trans in and out several times. I never disconnected anything. Nor does a BMW shop I use. Just be sure not to get too carried away. Check hose connections after, especially radiator.
Originally Posted by als00328ci
So you tied a rope pretty much close to the exhaust flange after the cat and hung some weights. I think I will borrow an engine hoist to see, that seems like it will give the most movement. If I can't get more clearance then out the engine goes. Anything I need to look out for? I figure the harnesss, cooling, fuel lines and ac lines would need to be disconnected. I figured that I might as well mentally plan for the worst.
Tilting will help you get trans back in and helps you access the top bolts with long extensions.
I use my body weight by standing on a rope loop.
You could also use a jack at the front of the engine as you are essentially pivoting the engine on the mounts.
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Last edited by Aussigazza; 06-20-2018 at 08:10 PM.