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  1. Saw this recently from W-N: https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/repair-kit-for-steering-box-lhd-models-only-32-01-00-72013.html
  2. Sometimes the handbrake levers are too long and hang up on the W spring. Grind off the lever end a little to get proper clearance.
  3. From: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=2215-USA-07-1976-114-BMW-2002&diagId=31_0435 Shows the ball joint mounted on the top of the control arm!
  4. Be careful - tGetrag 245 5 speed manual.pdfhese rings come in different thicknesses. There is a procedure in the attached repair manual on how to chose the right thickness.
  5. Oil Filter Removal Tool: https://smile.amazon.com/Filter-Wrench-Various-Filters,Nylon-Removal/dp/B07N8TNTCH
  6. If you need new pistons, caliper half seal rings, caliper bolts, or other caliper parts they are available at: https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/bremse/bmw-1502-2002-turbo/katalogbild-34-03.html
  7. Matt, You'll probably need to remove the front cover first, but it might be worth trying the rear cover first. Anyway you'll probably need a puller to get the rear cover off. Pay attention the locations of the 6mm bolts in the output flange. The shorter on goes in the 1 o'clock position.
  8. After removing the rear cover, this pic shows where the lever goes:
  9. Lever encircled in red is the one that controls the selection of reverse or 5th gear. The bolt extends through the to of the case. When my 5 speed was disassemble we found this piece in the bottom of the trans. Perhaps it is what makes the other gear grind. Looks like you'll have the take the whole thing apart to make sure. As you can see there is no part number listed for this on on: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=1733-USA-06-1981-E21-BMW-320i&diagId=23_0707 Good luck!
  10. When we rebuilt my 5 speed it was taken completely apart. We used a small chisel to remove the plug, and then used some thread sealant (see link below) on it to hold it in before applying a small hammer to it! https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UEOP0
  11. Item "C" in your picture is called a blind plug and can be seen as item 15 in: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=1733-USA-06-1981-E21-BMW-320i&diagId=23_0707
  12. When reinstalling these bolts use some thread sealant to prevent the bolts from working there way out of the transmission. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002UEOP0 I have even added some inch lock washers to keep the 10 mm cap head bolts tight. Had to grind out the washer ID a little to get them to fit. Make sure the washer OD is not too much larger than the 10 mm cap head, otherwise they may not fit within the shifter platform.
  13. Use some aluminum anti-seize on the new plugs to prevent this in the future.
  14. Reverse Switch for Getrag 245 is 23141354071. See: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showparts?id=1733-USA-06-1981-E21-BMW-320i&diagId=23_0686 same part used on the 4 speed in the drawing. Available from: https://www.fcpeuro.com/products?keywords=23141354071 On another note, the sealing washer may need to removed so the plunger can travel far enough to close the switch.
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