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M10 block difference question

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I'm about to put a 87 M10 block into the car, replacing the 74 casting. I have a question about the bracket that holds the transmission cover shield (#17 in this picture - http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=ST12-USA-02-1972-114-BMW-2002&diagId=11_2414) The 87 casting does not have the provisions for the bracket... Anybody ever run into this?

 

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#17 in that diagram is the support bracket for a mechanical clutch linkage, which does not apply to you. 

Edited by arminyack

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Nothing to do with the clutch.  It is to bolt that last transmission bell housing bolt thru the bracket.

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Yep, it's a brace that later cars didn't have.

I've left it off early cars, and nothing bad has everr happened.

 

OP, make sure all he bosses you need are drilled and tapped.

They should all be present, but they're not always ready to use.

 

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I doubt it'll be a problem in the long run, considering that BMW didn't think they needed it...

 

Seems like all the bosses were already tapped for me. I have everything installed on the block so I should be good. I haven't crawled underneath yet to check the shield fitment - shouldn't be an issue though.

 

Thanks guys!

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