In part one of this Winter project, Kelly Williams and I started the process of removing the transmission from the Z3 Coupe. We ran out of time and energy at about the same moment, with a big bolt that was very hard to turn. I fretted over that, and even emailed Mike Miller, the BMW club tech specialist. His advice was succinct: "It is either stripping or not stripping." In other words, the only way out of that mess is through it! If it comes out, all is probably well. If not... well, out comes the Sawzall, followed by much cursing.