View Single Post
Old 05-01-2011, 02:58 PM   #66
Registered User
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: DeLand Florida
Posts: 2,910
My Ride: 1998 528i
To remove the front crank bolt I took some pieces of lumbar (random sizes) and wedged them between the block at the crankshaft in a couple spots. Then got a 3 ft + breaker bar and it came off. Took a couple tries to get the wood right, but I used spruce (soft white wood) so I couldn't crack anything on the block.

Edit - the BMW way to do it is to get a tool like this: (lower left - 112-170) and replace the starter with it, this locks the flywheel and viola, you can put a crap ton of force on it without anything slipping.

1998 528i 5-speed Work in progress
1988 Toyota Pickup (4WD 5-speed) daily
2007 San Marino Blue 350z 6-speed sold
1996 328i 5-speed sold - - -

Last edited by BimmerDude18; 05-01-2011 at 03:01 PM.
BimmerDude18 is offline   Reply With Quote