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Old 07-23-2018, 07:57 PM   #23
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I am reading another thread where a a fellow with a manual 5-series (similar engine) bolted his transmission with only one dowel present. He and others think it caused a slight mis-alignment (due to slop in bell housing bolt holes ) that caused clutch issues. You should try to find a solution that preserves the dowel in that hole.

I would try the threaded rod with the dowel in place and bolts/washers on either side.


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