Originally Posted by mur
Dismantle the rod change coupler, using the correct size drift and locating the shifter to the right of the 3rd/4th gate, however you do not need to go back into reverse, just stay above it…
Mur: Not sure I understand. Are you saying I should move the shift lever inside the car to the right (between 3rd and 4th) before uncoupling the rod, removing the existing seal(s) (and perhaps a nylon bushing) and installing the new stuff?
The transmission was rebuilt by a reputable Mini performance shop and I'm sure they did it right. I just don't know if they installed the anti-leak kit or simply replaced the factory seal. Haynes says the single factory seal often leaks early on, which is what I'm experiencing, so I'm definitely installing the complete anti-leak kit. So, whatever I find in there, it should all come out with a pick without any further disassembly. Is that correct?
Michael, Santa Barbara, CA
. . . the sled, not the flower