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Old 02-23-2012, 08:12 PM   #8
latitude39
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Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: United States/Colorado
Posts: 136
My Ride: 2002 325xi
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Originally Posted by LarsS View Post
Assuming I get my last part today (the shaft seal), I'll be getting real greasy tonight putting it all back together again!
Good luck putting your axle together. Let us know how things go.

The missing shield hasn't been an issue because of 2 reasons I can think of:
1) The belly pan "splash shield" protects it from dirt, debris, rocks,
2) The clearance in the joint (between the stationary axle mount and the spinning axle) is only 1 or 2mm--not much room to attack the seal.
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