P2 manual transmission M56 reinstall

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P2 manual transmission M56 reinstall

Post by abscate »

Managed to do this in 15 minutes.

I used an Al racing jack with a wood plank, and I kept jacking it up until the top two bolts were level, the tipping the back up,and blocking it until I finally had a level transmission and top bolt holes aligned

I then put in two over length M12x1.5x 90 bolts and threaded them into the block about 6 threads.

I then carefully advanced the transmission until the splines met, a little wiggle on the flywheel teeth and they meshed, and then ....clunk....the trans slid home to the block.

Cardboard on the driveway helped the jack move both in/out and sideways as needed

Abby had a role up top as a safety in case I wiggled off the wood braces

Elapsed time from roll in to bolt up , about 45 minutes.
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Alignment bolts in place
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Ps....hockey pucks are great for blocking up the transmission..I drove up to Toronto and found a bunch in the Leafs net...
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Post by cuhfs »

Nice job.
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Post by 850 LPT »

Great job, Steve. Did you end up converting to a single mass flywheel? If yes, is there anything different in terms of installation?
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 118k miles
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05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 151k miles
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