Btw, still used a hex key with pliers to tighten it holding the c clamp. One tip that helped was to hold the strut mount instead of c-clamp when tightening with hex key.
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My ride - 99/328i, Manual
DIY courtesy to this forum
Dec 2011 - window regulator, vcg, vanos seals, fuel filter, PS hoses+resorvoir, water pump, wp pulley, belts, thermostat, spark plugs, springs, FCAB & RCAB
Aug 2012 - Driver & Passenger Seat Belt Tensioner to fix Airbag light
Dec 2013 - Rear Diff & subframe bushing, Shocks & Struts, Wheels