In order to get clearance, the gear lever housings needed removed - a bit nasty inside.
Winched the front wheels up on some ramps (probably should've done this first), chocked the rear wheels.
Added a strap to hold the engine in place when removing the rear support mounts. Removed the bell housing nuts (& one bolt), used a motorcycle lift to slowly separate & lower the offending set. On those wooden blocks, it looks sketchier than it is. If I make a habit of this I'll have to fabricate a real transmission lift mount. So far so good!
Interesting differences in the two set ups - The old "G" suffix has 13mm bolts with washers all around, a smaller magnet drain bolt & unusual mounts, while the "H" has 10mm wide base bolts, thinner linkage rods & a larger 1/2" insert style magnet drain plug. Here are some comparison pics -
A little background on the replacement - It was purchased along with a 200tdi shortly after I got my 110, but the set had cut hoses & wires, bent pulley, missing parts & I didn't trust anything that showed up in the crate from the UK (looked like it all sat in a field for years). Pressure washed & let it sit while I looked for another complete set, so while it looks good from the outside, it is in unknown condition inside. UD sold me the current complete set up that I have been running. If I were a "real" mechanic I would open it all up & inspect, but instead, plan on putting in new fluids, driving it & flushing any crud out.
Only snag I had was letting the transfer box lever fall to the rear when I raised everything in place. I had to skinny my hands in there & remove it to free it up. My custom seat box probably made it tighter than it would have been.
Now here's an odd one - The original transfer box, that came with the 2.5 NA, has four tapped holes to mount the parking brake bracket. The transfer box that I just removed has six (two unused), so I was still able to use it. The transfer box that I just installed has only two!
Original & the brake bracket.
The one I just removed.
The one I just installed. There are no holes tapped in the mount location.
I think that is the new plan. Wish I would have noticed the missing holes when it was out, but there is enough room to drill & tap it.
Or upgrade to the XBrake - Anyone have one that can tell me how the cable mounts? Is the old bracket discarded or still used?