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bigjae1976 12-20-2011 11:31 PM

Diff Output Flange Seal
 
Just so everyone knows...this is backwards. It goes in the other way.:facepalm:

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...i/IMG_0213.jpg

If you install the clip shown here, new one on the bottom...

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c2...i/IMG_0212.jpg

And the flange doesn't stay in...the seal is backwards.

gixxerguy 12-20-2011 11:48 PM

OUch.

bigjae1976 12-21-2011 12:14 AM

Actually not a big deal. I just popped out the seal and put it in the right way. Just took one very frustrating hour to figure it out. I was thinking the whole time...everyone says its soooo easy!

aggieE46 12-21-2011 07:34 AM

Don't you love being able to facepalm yourself? Glad you got it figured out, bud!

mrshelley 12-21-2011 09:53 AM

If you couldn't get the flange in all of the way, you just needed a bigger hammer. If that doesn't work then get a bigger one.

bigjae1976 12-21-2011 11:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mrshelley (Post 13910443)
If you couldn't get the flange in all of the way, you just needed a bigger hammer. If that doesn't work then get a bigger one.

I did. I kept beating the focking thing. Beat it with mallet, a hammer, hammer and a pipe. Cursed and yelled at it too. Then I figured it out and started fist pumping in my garage. My neighbors were looking at me like I was weird.

I had flashbacks of my shifter knob removal incident.:eek:

For the record, I searched the forum and Bimmerforums. I couldn't find a clear pic of the correct orientation of the seals. Also, I found that I am apparently the only one who installed the seal backwards...or at least admitted it.


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