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      12-19-2012, 11:34 PM   #28
d3drturner
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Drives: 335xi
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Location: Cbus, Ohio

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Angry this applies to 335xi

The 335xi involves many additional hours of swearing to replace the mechatronic sleeve. You have to remove the transfer axle or whatever it's called to get to the fill plug. There is no way to get to the mechatronic without removing or at least loosening the transmission mount. I could get the mechatronic out of the tranny but there wasn't space to get the damn thing out between the tranny and the tranny mount and hence, no space to get the new one in. The rear tranny mount requires removing the exhaust to get the damn thing back in. I could get the main bolt out with enough prying to get the mount off but haven't been able to get it lined up because the big bolt hits the exhaust. Spent about 6 hours on it tonight. Probably another 6 tomorrow. Just letting people with the 335xi know that it's a lot more trouble...