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      06-14-2013, 07:31 AM   #4
Efthreeoh
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Drives: E90 & Z4 Coupe
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So you don't mention what type of transmission the car has. If it is a manual and depending on the mileage I'd replace the clutch and related components (slave cylinder, etc.).

I've not yet pulled the tranny on my car, but I've done a few other BMWs in the past. There's really no magic to it. I've done all the below except pulling the trans.

Basically its:

remove the exhaust
remove the under panels
remove the drive shaft
Remove the transmission
Replace the seal

The oil pan seems a PIA if you don't drop the front subframe. If you are using a lift, I'd vote for dropping the subframe to get the proper clearance to work.

If you are digging this far into the car, I'd suggest buying the Bentley service manual; it's a good reference for what you are doing and keeping the car in the future. The TIS is a nice resource, but it is written for factory trained techs so there's not a lot of detail.

Attached is the Guibo/driveshaft replacement TIS procedure.
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File Type: doc E90 Guibo Replacement.doc (594.0 KB, 126 views)