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Old 12-07-2008, 02:17 PM   #7
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Join Date: Sep 2006
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My Ride: 2008 335i Sport Pkg

I'm defeated. It's simply not coming out. I tried all the above. Even tried to put spring compressor into the wheel well and compressing the spring. I don't remember it being this difficult when I installed the Koni FSDs. The only difference between now and 2 years ago was the Meyle HD control arms. Either that or I have became a complete suspension idiot.

Ugh. I'll have to try again next week. If all else failed, I'll have to remove the steering knuckle also. But I need to get a ball join remover that won't damage the seal. The joint separator fork that I have will completely kill the rubber boot on the joint.

BMW:1 - Me:0, to be continued...
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