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Old 03-09-2019, 12:23 AM
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I actually don't have one, but Dave was talking about renting his out.
 
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Jag joint dust covers suck, I have 3 bad ones.

The tools

The reason I keep a few wire coat hangers in the garage.

Support the lower control arm, once you separate the upper no support here will leave things in a bind.

Once separated, you need to remove the old cover. Use that length of wire coat hanger to temporarily tie off the knuckle to the spring.

An old HS auto shop trick, take the loop end of a cotter pin

Find the end of the wire clamp and wind the cotter pin onto the spring like a key on a key ring, this will allow easy removal of the spring clamp. It works on the hog ring type clamp on the pin end of this ball joint too.

Clean off as much of the old grease as you can. As long as the joint moves freely with no binding but is not loose it should be good. see how I have the knuckle tied off, you don't want it flopping around.

The new dust boots PN 19-1712 $10.

The new dust boot needs to go over that flange.

Grease up the joint as much as possible with a high quality waterproof grease.

Me, and my negotiation team. Think like I'm mounting a small tire..

BOOM, it seals without the springs and has a 5 year warr. The 2 back ones will use black bellows type covers and are next.
 
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Old 03-20-2019, 08:29 AM
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An excellent video on the ZF 6HP26 transmission service. So no need to rehash the known.

Trans service kit.


I bought this aluminum valve body seal on the advice of a buddy who races his ZF equipped BMW regularly. The plastic on the right will deform under high loads, leading to slippage and heat.


The 8mm allen i cut down for the trans fill plug. The cut off section is what I use with an 8mm Gearwrench to remove the diff fill plug.


Simple but perfectly right for the job.


I found it easier to remove the trans mount to service the metatronic sleeve, if you do this support the trans and motor at their joining flange, this gets the jack out of the way of any trans work.
 

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Amazing...just amazing how much you and other know Will. I only know how to present my credit card and whine about how much it costs!
 
 
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