Featured Have a look at the Supra's bare chassis and drivetrain

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    Nah, we did it in a backyard with standard tools and two trolley jacks

    Even a garage would have been a dream haha
     
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    Really? That's some dedication. I did a downpipe on a friend's N55 135i a few weeks ago in a garage. Just two jack stands. It really sucked haha. The V-band was very difficult to reach even with the rack off.
     
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    Ah ok. So on every modern BMW that you've worked on, it required you to remove the engine, trans and subframe or where they all different situations? The bigger question is, why did you have to take the engine out on a modern BMW?
     
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    We did a 2006 745i - it needed the water-cooled alternator replaced, but my mate (owner) wanted to take a look at the gearbox too.

    It was easier to just pull the front of the car off to access the alternator, and by that stage it was the quick-release fuel lines, AC lines and wiring harness, plus a few subframe bolts, tailshaft bolts and exhaust two-bolt flanges and the whole lot was out. Was quite surprising.

    Seemed very daunting until we resigned ourselves to the fact the engine was coming out, and then it wasn't too bad. I do have an engine crane though (but only a cheap china one)

    Most other ones I've played with I've only been involved for half the project (start or finish lol) and the procedure seemed pretty much the same,

    Playing with some of the mid 90s ones were fairly straightforward too.

    Maybe I just have really small hands? I don't mind working on european stuff haha
     
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    I personally have never taken the engine out of the newer BMW's so I have no clue, but I do hear that they are generally fairly easy to fully disassemble.
     
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    Pretty much exactly why I said the easiest way isn't always the least labour intensive. lol
     
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    Yep. TBH it was easier than trying to root around leaving everything in place.

    I'm no expert, I'm not a mechanic.... but I DIY pretty much everything these days.
     
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    All that work for an alternator replacement. I hope your mate hooked you for your help. Do you guys do pizza and beer like we do in the U.S? Or do you guys wrench off Vegemite sandwiches and Fosters' beer. j/K :rofl: .

    btw, I tried a vegemite sandwich and that sh*t was disgusting. :puke:
     
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    The key with vegemite is to only have a little, with lots of butter. There's something wrong with people who smear it on :p

    Yeah, we ended up rebuilding the heads and transmission and building long-tube headers.... and then got distracted with another project lol.

    We do pizza and beer... we like our hard spirits and HSPs (halal snack pack - highly recommended) but any form of food and alcohol works haha
     
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    Some more pics.

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    Did somebody say our name? ;)

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    All this exhaust gas through those two thin pipes... hmmm I don't know. But I am no expert and it seems to work :dunno:
     

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