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  1. Thanks all for the replies. I've removed my stock 1600 driveshaft and not sure where I've placed the bolts or if they're different from the ones used for the e21. At least I'll have something to compare with if I find them!
  2. Is it me or are they missing the thread pitch in the bolt spec? for example, it says "M10x60" ? Thanks for the link, Tom!
  3. Probably isn't a factor for the bolt size, but this is for a Getrag 245 5-speed (with 3-hole output flange) conversion to LSD (4-hole). Anyone have specs on what are the correct bolts (hex size, thread pitch, length) to use for: 1) connecting Transmission to giubo/front of driveshaft 2) connecting end of driveshaft to diff flange Thanks, Jeremy
  4. +1 for K20/K24 swap. I'm working my way towards a K24 swap, having the motor, and drivetrain about ready to begin mocking up. Been hoping to see more people pursuing it over the S2k swap because it's more affordable and available. I also have a miata and have considered swapping in a BP motor/transmission and turbo'ing it, but I like the benefits of a k motor and the speed academy youtube channel inspired me to go that route.
  5. Hi all, For anyone that has dealt with transmissions before... I've been doing the Getrag 245 front casing swap to the 323i version (m20 bolt pattern) and I'm held up on replacing the input shaft bearing. The original, thicker bearing (see photos) is discontinued, and the thinner one is the one that is available (different castings over the years to fit), however, I don't know what to do to make it work. I assume it's creating a spacer, but not sure about everything involved with that. Has anyone had a solution for this kind of problem before? Thanks, Jeremy
  6. Question for those who have worked on transmissions... I've taken the front casing of my Getrag 245 5-speed off and will be putting it back together soon, using one of the paper gaskets from the Ireland Engineering. Anyone recommend using an additional sealant? Is a thin layer of ultra black RTV okay with the paper gasket (I've read some arguments against using RTV and some having no issues; perhaps it depends on how thinly it is applied)? I've used this for other applications, but this is the first time I've messed with a transmission, so I'm unsure if there are some new risks involved. If I use only the paper gasket, will it then leak? Thanks in advance!
  7. Thanks! Is it reusable after taking it out or do you recommend replacing it? I just need to move the race from this case to another...
  8. Hoping someone could help me out here... I need to get the layshaft end race (circled in photo) out of this casing. Other photo shows the view from the outside. Just so I don't break anything, does this end cover just pop off if I hit it from the inside (knock from the side that the circlip is on)? Thanks!
  9. XD Oh, right... I forgot to mention that I do have a 245 5-speed, but still looking into the possibilities.
  10. Oh wow, did you swap the bell housing to get that to work? I found this on ebay: https://www.ebay.com/i/283490585399?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=283490585399&targetid=484372169199&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9033277&poi=&campaignid=1498383093&mkgroupid=60666402667&rlsatarget=pla-484372169199&abcId=1139446&merchantid=6296724&gclid=CjwKCAjwm4rqBRBUEiwAwaWjjPcoebKg82Ap4WSEeMmu04aGw_7k4EnGYrSqrSbRTOJ9apMwHDrzYxoC4loQAvD_BwE
  11. Question for those that have swapped in a Getrag 260 (m20 folks)... how many were successful in enlarging the trans tunnel enough with a hammer/dolly? Pics would be appreciated!
  12. Thanks all for the responses! I just need two bearings because I'm an idiot and probably ruined them during install. Just want the most inexpensive replacements!
  13. Hi all, I was looking for wheel bearings for the rear of the 02 and noticed a significant price difference between the ones in the Ireland Engineering set and the one in this ebay (less than $12 a piece) listing: https://www.ebay.com/itm/For-BMW-E10-E21-1602-2002-2002tii-320i-Rear-Wheel-Bearing-Koyo-91053-634-008/362013410913?fits=Model%3A2002|Make%3ABMW&hash=item5449ae4661:g:yVUAAOSwRLZUKWL3 The ones that IE provides are Koyo as well, and the listing says it fits; however, I did notice that the part number is different than what I've seen in some article photos. Anyone have experience with this they can share?
  14. If anyone is in need of subframes (front one from an early 1600-2, and one from a 2002), let me know and I'll consider bringing.
  15. You said to leave out the blue sleeves? I say use them! just don't install them while they're together. EDIT: Just saw your earlier post. I second the method.
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