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    #31
    I'm at this point. I've already removed the trans brace and also removed the nuts and bolts that attach to the driveshaft to allow the tranny to tilt and get some angle but the tranny isn't moving.

    Do I need to remove all 6 of the nuts and bolts on the giubo, or should I loosen the motor mounts?

    I'll be heading to Harbor Freight today to confirm if the tool is NLA, a new HF just opened by my house so it's not a huge waste of time to go
    Simon
    Current Cars:
    -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
    Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
    Originally posted by Melon
    Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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      #32
      i modified a curved HF pick and it worked perfectly. i'll try to upload a pic when they are done fixing my wifi. the key is to see it all exploded rather than working blind.

      fortunately i had a spare trans and shifter to fab the tool with some precision so took me a couple of minutes. that's after spending 3 days trying to install a new shift joint for my dssr without removing the bitch clip. lesson#4976...do not bother trying to install the shift joint pin from below
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        #33
        DIY: Undo the bitch clip the easy way.

        Can confirm that HF no longer sells that tool but I went across the street to pep boys and they had it . $10 + tax and not much later the clip was ready to come out. Rather than fight repeatedly with it, I took my time making sure it was "hooked in" and off it came. Sliding it out was still a bitch but lesson #2 is that it's easier to use the right tools than to try fight with something similar that might work. Work smarter not harder
        Simon
        Current Cars:
        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
        Originally posted by Melon
        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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          #34
          I have done this job with and without the tool. Definitely a "work smarter, not harder" situation without question.
          Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
          @autobahnmotorsport
          '88 M5 | '88 535i | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 530i

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            #35
            I replaced mine with a clevis pin. Problem solved.
            2000 A4 1.8TQ | 1988 325is | 1976 280Z | 1953 CJ3B

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              #36
              I replaced mine with a M12 shoulder bolt and a lock nut. Problem solved.
              Autobahn Motorsport - Portland, Oregon
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              '88 M5 | '88 535i | '88 325i | '88 325is | '88 330is | '91 325is | '91 M-Technic 325ic | '93 740il | '03 530i

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                #37
                I replaced mine with nail, just bent at both ends


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                  #38
                  No remove to remove B-Clip

                  I got the clip up w a screwdriver, but there wasn't enough clearance to lift the clip up all the way so that I could easily pop the pin out.

                  I had to loosen the bolts below the transmission mounts to allow enough room for me to get the clip up enough to get out. I just got this e30 and It looks like the transmission mounts are brand new.

                  Is it normal for the clip to hit the roof above it before angling up enough to allow for easy pin removal?

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by mc625569 View Post
                    I got the clip up w a screwdriver, but there wasn't enough clearance to lift the clip up all the way so that I could easily pop the pin out.

                    I had to loosen the bolts below the transmission mounts to allow enough room for me to get the clip up enough to get out. I just got this e30 and It looks like the transmission mounts are brand new.

                    Is it normal for the clip to hit the roof above it before angling up enough to allow for easy pin removal?
                    yes, you typically need to drop the tail of the transmission a bit to get the clip out.
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                      #40
                      25111221849

                      Without the knowledge of "bitch clip" you'll end up searching the part number like an idiot and falling asleep under the car at 2AM.
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                        #41
                        Originally posted by E30Bastard View Post
                        25111221849



                        Without the knowledge of "bitch clip" you'll end up searching the part number like an idiot and falling asleep under the car at 2AM.


                        Welcome to the E30 lifestyle
                        Simon
                        Current Cars:
                        -1986 BMW 325e & 1968 Datsun Roadster 2000
                        Previous Car Count : 21 ... and climbing...
                        Originally posted by Melon
                        Let it be known to all. Simon fucking keeps it real.

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