BMW 318/325/M3/525/535/M5 1989-1993 Repair Information

Intermediate Shaft

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The M20 engine uses and intermediate shaft that was used to drive the distributor in the pre-dme days. Now the shaft is used strictly to run the oil pump.

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the front cover.
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  3. Remove the intermediate shaft sprocket.
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  5. Loosen and remove the 2 retaining screws and then remove the intermediate shaft guide plate.
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  7. Carefully, slide the intermediate shaft out of the block. Turn the crankshaft, if necessary, to remove it. Inspect the gear on the intermediate shaft, replacing it, if necessary.
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  9. Install the intermediate shaft to the block. Install the guide plate.
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  11. Install the front cover.
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