Gearbox removal with engine in situ

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Doddsy
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#21 Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

Post by Doddsy » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:13 pm

Thanks for pointing this out Kevin. I presume one needs to remove the rear extension housing to get to the oil seal (as per workshop manual) and I would imagine this can be done without actual removing the gearbox and bell housing from under the car? How difficult is it to get the drive flange off? I could imagine the scenario where gear box is away from the engine but still underneath the car with a flange that is very difficult to remove.
Teddington UK. Series 3 OTS 1972. Owned since 1982.

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tim wood
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#22 Re: Gearbox removal with engine in situ

Post by tim wood » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:26 pm

I replaced the oil seal on my series 1.5 without removing the box. All done from inside the car.

Not difficult once you have the console out. Of course mine would be a short tail gearbox, Yours will be a long tail box and may be different. Plenty of threads on here about how it’s done.
Series 1 FHC purchased 40 years ago. Courted my wife in it.
Series 1 2+2 when the kids were small now sold.
Series 1.5 OTS in opalescent maroon, Californian car. My retirement present.

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