[x300] AJ8 and ZF Transmission How to separate

I’ve got a 4.0 V8 supercharged engine and the mated ZF
gearbox sitting on the floor taking up way too much space,
I’d like to separate the two but don’t have any or can’t
find any (free) documentation on how to do so.

Thanx in advance
Mark–
2002 XJR-100, 1988 XJS Coupe, 1985 XJ6, 1974 XJ6
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In reply to a message from MLee sent Tue 22 Mar 2016:

Hello Mark,
Firstly if you have supercharged engine, it is fitted
with the Mercedes box ;o))
Should still be a simple operation of supporting both
undoing all the bell housing bolts and any other appendages
that hold things together.

Maximus–
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gearbox sitting on the floor taking up way too much space,
I’d like to separate the two but don’t have any or can’t
find any (free) documentation on how to do so.
Thanx in advance
Mark
2002 XJR-100, 1988 XJS Coupe, 1985 XJ6, 1974 XJ6


Max Heazlewood 98 XJ8 Sovereign 4.0 Sapphire/ Oatmeal
http://www.pbase.com/padme002, Australia
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In reply to a message from Exjay8 sent Wed 23 Mar 2016:

Yes, Merc not ZF.

Depends on how well you want to do it. If you don’t want to damage
the main seal, remove the starter, take out all of the TC drive
plate bolts (3 or 4) accessed through the starter hole. Remove BH
bolts and any other bits of tin and seperate the engine and box
with the TC still in-situ. No oil all over the floor from the TC,
and no damagey seal.

Regards

Steve–
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yes it does have a supercharger. Ok, didn’t know that. what about the torque converter. I’d think it would be best that it came off transmission side rather than engine is that true or false?

Mark; typically its best to separate the TC to drive plate fasteners; then the bell hsg and take it off with the tranny. The TC is supported on the input shaft to the trans and an oil seal is fitted between the two. Auto trans are usually shipped from the factories with the TC installed and supported with a piece of flat bar connected across the bell hsg flange and capturing a couple of the TC studs to stop it wobbling around. Then if you want to remove the TC just pull it straight off the spline over an oil spill tray.
Griff
97XJ6R

That is what I thought, but I cant figure out how to get to the TC bolts unless access is thru the starter hole.

I’m not familiar with this combo but if you have a fully closed bell hsg. then yes; through the starter opening. Look for a series of fasteners on a large pitch circle just below the ring gear inside diameter on the engine side of the flex plate. Usually no more than three but might be more.
Griff