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Old 01-25-2009, 02:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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HELP! Why can't I get the rear cover off my 5-speed!!!!!?????

Hey guys,

1987 325ic 5-speed

I had some oil leaks, so I decide it was best to remover my entire engine/trans, as a sub assembly, do some cleaning, and replace every thing that could leak any oil. I love this car, and want it to be in tip-top shape.

The trans was leaking out both rear seals, as well as a little around the rear cover. I cant get the cover all the way off! It's part way out, and it's just STUCK! I've tried heating, pulling, pounding, and it just sits at about 3-4mm away from the case!!

Is there something I missed? I have to remove this to replace the seals, and reseal it to the back!

Please help me out! I took my car apart to make it better, not ruin it.....


Thanks so much!!!!
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