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The E46 XI was produced from 01-05 in sedan and touring body styles. Powered by either a 2.5L inline 6 in the 325xi or a 3.0L inline 6 330xi. Discuss all thing about BMW AWD E46 'Xi' here.

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Old 02-19-2015, 01:03 PM   #1
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Xi transfer case bushing tool

Does anyone make a tool to replace the transfer case bushing? I'd imagine it would look just like the diff tool but sized accordingly.
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Old 02-19-2015, 02:25 PM   #2
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Old 02-19-2015, 05:54 PM   #3
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That doesn't address replacing the bushing (while in the car...)
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Old 02-19-2015, 09:40 PM   #4
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Baum tools b221010 or b221010plus is the part number for the tool.
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Old 02-20-2015, 08:50 AM   #5
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Yah.. homemade tool.. costs about $15..

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Old 02-20-2015, 09:43 AM   #6
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What sort of tool would you use to remove the bushing?
I had to use power tools to remove the differential bushing and I don't want to do that again.

Also that Baum tool is for the X5 which uses a different bushing. It won't work for the E46.

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Old 02-20-2015, 09:52 AM   #7
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I just did mine about a month or so ago. Getting it out wasn't too bad. I didn't have special tools. I used a flat head screw driver and drove it thru one side of the bushing between the outer edge and casing, I'd bend the old bushing casing in on itself every few taps. Then I did it on the other side and it came right out. Getting the new one in was the real problem. Ended up using 3 C-clamps and old break pads to squeeze it in. The pic of the homemade tool above will have more efficient results than what I did.
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:05 PM   #8
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What sort of tool would you use to remove the bushing?
I had to use power tools to remove the differential bushing and I don't want to do that again.

Also that Baum tool is for the X5 which uses a different bushing. It won't work for the E46.
Incorrect. B221010Plus is the part number.
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Old 11-03-2015, 09:22 PM   #9
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I might replace the transfer case bushing and the two motor mounts before winter hits.

Am I correct that those are the only mounts?
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:30 AM   #10
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I might replace the transfer case bushing and the two motor mounts before winter hits.

Am I correct that those are the only mounts?
Yes: 2 motor mounts and the single transfer case bushing make up the 3-point engine/transmission suspension.

My experience is that removing the 50lb transfer case and using a shop press makes the press in/out straightforward. Freezing the new bushing overnight helps too.
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Old 04-04-2016, 07:04 PM   #11
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Anyone used the procedure described here from pelican?
http://www.pelicanparts.com/BMW/tech...eplacement.htm

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