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Micha
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I took it apart, but the outer right-hand casting is still attached to the plunger suspension.

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Michael Steinmann
R51/3 1952
Engine Nr. 529466

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Heyo, You've done things a

Heyo,

You've done things a bit out of order - easier to keep the final drive as a unit when removing - no big deal, but needs to go back in as a unit after rebuilding the final drive (with correct shims to set backlash, etc)...

To remove the shocks from the frame: the shaft the plunger suspension rides along must come out. Remove the pinch bolts and top nut and then carefully tap out the shaft from the BOTTOM out the top.

Darryl said it well here: http://vintagebmw.org/v7/node/7524#comment-13267

-Chris

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Michael, please do yourself a

Michael, please do yourself a big favor and get the Barrington book! And download a parts manual from Johns Beemer Garage,

http://www.beemergarage.com/manuals.html

both are invaluable.

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Micha
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Thanks guys. You are always

Thanks guys. You are always kind and willing to help. Unfortunately the book is currently out of my budget.
I know it's a must for every renovator but right now - no. I will try to manage without it but maybe, in the future to come I will try to get a used one. I do have a workshop manual and a parts catalogue.
I know that work was done here bit out of order, I just had a chance the next day to send these parts for machine cleaning and I did not want to miss another week, so I did not wait and dismantle what you see, leaving the part in question still attached to the frame.
Regarding all the alignments, shimming, settings etc. - is it possible to do it by myself or is rocket technology needed here? I saw measurements in the workshop manual of various kinds. Did any of you do it himself? Located in Israel, I do not believe there is anyone here who knows the job.
Thanks again.

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Came back to report that all

Came back to report that all went well and it is out of the frame now, cleaning process next.

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Michael Steinmann
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