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      10-25-2020, 03:10 PM   #1
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Mechatronic Sleeve locking mechanism gap

I changed the shift solenoids in 2006 330i ZF transmission and sealing sleeves and am putting everything back together.

The Mechatronic Sealing Sleeve I managed to get in, lock plastic lock mechanism in place and got the electrical end screwed on until it clicked.

However, according to the ZF manual the space between the body of the transmission and the screw on clip should be 2.5 to 3 MM and I have about 6-7MM.

I have the sleeve pushed in all the way until can see the line shown in the image.

Is this part supposed to be pushed in further?
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Yes, it needs pushing in further. Have you got the white locking tab pulled down all the way?
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Yep, it wasn't in all the way.

Took it out again, lubed the orings and plastic with some silicone lubricant that porn stars use and got it in all the way now. I get lots of use out of this stuff, solves lots of household problems.

I'm wondering how it allowed me to lock the plastic clip into the lock position without being fully in.. so much for fancy German engineering.

Added about 4 liters of fluid now to cold engine before it started coming out of the hole. I have 3 more liters left in my pressure sprayer. I'm wondering if that will be enough for when I start engine. When I took out mechatronic thing and replaced the solenoids I probably lost another 1/4 liter of fluid.
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Yep, it wasn't in all the way.

Added about 4 liters of fluid now to cold engine before it started coming out of the hole. I have 3 more liters left in my pressure sprayer. I'm wondering if that will be enough for when I start engine. When I took out mechatronic thing and replaced the solenoids I probably lost another 1/4 liter of fluid.
Yes it will be enough skip - I did this job recently including taking out the mechatronics unit - I even tilted it every which way to get as much fluid out of it as possible and only got 6.5 total in following the procedure from ZF
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Yes it will be enough skip - I did this job recently including taking out the mechatronics unit - I even tilted it every which way to get as much fluid out of it as possible and only got 6.5 total in following the procedure from ZF
Great, good to know.
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I changed the shift solenoids in 2006 330i ZF transmission and sealing sleeves and am putting everything back together.

The Mechatronic Sealing Sleeve I managed to get in, lock plastic lock mechanism in place and got the electrical end screwed on until it clicked.

However, according to the ZF manual the space between the body of the transmission and the screw on clip should be 2.5 to 3 MM and I have about 6-7MM.

I have the sleeve pushed in all the way until can see the line shown in the image.

Is this part supposed to be pushed in further?
You need a rubber coated hammer handle. Use the rubber end as a wedge to give it a little love as far as pushing the sleeve in a little more
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You need a rubber coated hammer handle. Use the rubber end as a wedge to give it a little love as far as pushing the sleeve in a little more
The dude has already "got it in" - as with most problems of this variety a bit of lube worked out. I'm sure a hammer works for you and personally i use a long screwdriver - however OP is sorted
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The dude has already "got it in" - as with most problems of this variety a bit of lube worked out. I'm sure a hammer works for you and personally i use a long screwdriver - however OP is sorted
Tight fit but nothing a little lube couldn't fix, pushed it in with fingers.
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Tight fit but nothing a little lube couldn't fix, pushed it in with fingers.
I usually take a running start but good to know that works too.
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