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Old 08-03-2015, 08:44 AM   #1
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Rear end bushing tool diy

I had to remove my rear carriage bushing and found out you can use 2" & 2-1/2 coupler found in the electrical dept. At home depot. Grade 5 threaded rod , some nuts and some bar stock or part of a harmonic puller. Cost me under 20 bucksII'll add pic later
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:23 PM   #4
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So you were able to remove that bushing without cutting anything and without dropping the differential? Hats off to you!
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:37 PM   #5
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Nice. I'll be doing it this way. One of these days.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:13 PM   #6
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Could you please provide a list of parts? That would be great.
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Old 08-04-2015, 12:57 PM   #7
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^ Agreed. Would also like to see if a similar setup is possible for the smaller front two. Makes sense to do all three while you’re under there.

I just did this a couple months ago and rented the Koch tools from drummr8 (plug for a friendly forum member: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=1064659). Whether you rent the tools or make your own, though, having something like this is immensely easier than other methods.
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Old 08-06-2015, 02:31 PM   #8
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I would love to see a DIY on this!! Or at least some more details and pictures of all the stuff and how you did it
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DIYs for the differential bushings should cover everything you need. Just replace the Koch tool with the one OP pieced together. Here are some links: http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showpos...1&postcount=71.
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