Originally Posted by cjgonzo1
After reading through the procedures it does not look all that difficult, just time consuming. If I was to take on the task myself I would go ahead and change out the rear main seal, shaft seal, trans output seal, clutch shaft seal, and clutch. However, those parts would likely require special tools to get the job done?
Yes and no. IMMO, I don't think there is anything that can be done to the LT that has not been done by the members of this forum. And to that end most if not all, have done it without the aid of BMW branded tools. The job you seek to undertake is a big piece of pie. Make sure you do your research and post and questions you have prior to digging a hole. In my research of this job, someone made the comment "Take it in pieces". Meaning, if you look at the whole you most likely will be over whelmed, I was. But if you take it in sections. Tupperware, then wheel, then final drive, then swing arm etc... its easy. That said, I have done what your are questioning twice, a fellow member and of coarse my own. Its not hard, but tedious. This from a person that while I have no wrenching experience besides tinkering, can read (questionable) and comprehend what needs to be done.
The special tools you are referring to consist (from memory) of the following. When and if you need any of this let us know if the "search" does not produce it. We will be glad to point you right at it after we make fun of your utter lack of knowledge of the forum
-30MM socket with custom cut out. This is to remove and more importantly install the final drive and swing arm. (Pastor jack was selling a "new" version later last year; he most likely has one left. Or as most often the case, we'll mail it to you free.
-Flywheel Brace support- this holds the crank stationary allowing you to loosen and torque the crank on the engine. Jzeiler (John) has a post with all the dimensions to make one your self.
Assuming you have the other basic odds an ends. This is it for the “special” tools. The seals (Gearbox), while I’ve heard that they are a PITA only need measurements taken to get them back in. I chose to have the stealer do the seals on my GB. Just did not want to mess with it at the time. Source your parts at a good place like Bentonville (AR) BMW. The fellow I mentioned earlier just did his and realized a savings of almost 20% over our local stealer. Ask for Denise…!
This was my project…