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Old 10-16-2012, 04:05 PM   #21
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took me 1 hour for both sides with the harbor freight tool. look it up.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:20 PM   #22
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Non-adjustable camber will always have deviation on a 10-year old car. Your particular readings are fine. A good camber setting (for performance) is way out of spec. Spec isn't always "best," it's just what BMW set for your car. As long any difference is not that drastic. You can pop the pins in the front strut bearing to get more adjustment. Wish you would have known this earlier.
Im aware of the niples on the front mounts and they are gone... it was as far as they could set it.

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took me 1 hour for both sides with the harbor freight tool. look it up.
psheeeeee using the right tool... it takes a real man to experiment and waste their time to do a simple and fast job
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Old 10-17-2012, 01:14 AM   #23
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I dont see how I wasted time, it took 1 hour to the entire job. Takes 5 minutes to push it out with the harbor freight tool.
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Old 10-17-2012, 04:12 AM   #24
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Im aware of the niples on the front mounts and they are gone... it was as far as they could set it.



psheeeeee using the right tool... it takes a real man to experiment and waste their time to do a simple and fast job
Hey you are mechanic right. Are you ready to do this job for customers yet?
How is that PA soft scanner working for ya?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:42 AM   #25
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I dont see how I wasted time, it took 1 hour to the entire job. Takes 5 minutes to push it out with the harbor freight tool.
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:47 AM   #26
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Is the rear lower control arm replacement essentially the same concept in M cars as well? Where can I get this bushing tool at?
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Old 10-17-2012, 09:51 AM   #27
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Hey you are mechanic right. Are you ready to do this job for customers yet?
How is that PA soft scanner working for ya?
Hey.. the scaner is Perfect. I had to bridge # 7 & 8 to get it to read the main item i wanted, now it detects all the important things.
as for the RTAB job, ya.. now being familiar with the method that works without the actual tool, I can do both side in probably 3 hours. And I was able to place the bracket in the old position keeping the right original alignment.

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Oh didn't sense the Internet sarcasm lol. And yes it's a similar concept to the M trailing arm, only thin really different is sometimes the bushing will have a flange which can cause a problem sometimes. I've only seen that style of bushing once though. Other then that it's pretty much the same thing.
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Pawel, I made one of these tools for myself (dad has machine shop). If you need to borrow it, let me know.
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^ ill keep that in mind if i need to do it again.. your not too far away either.. thanks!

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took me 1 hour for both sides with the harbor freight tool. look it up.
Which tool specifically? Do you have a part number?
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Which tool specifically? Do you have a part number?
Gotta love the description:

"the harbor freight tool"

OH YEAH THERES ONLY ONE TOOL AT HARBOR FREIGHT LEMME JUST FIND IT HERE

He might be talking about their 3 jaw pullers. I can see how those may work.
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If you searched you would have discovered the DIY and knew what tool I was talking about.
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If you searched you would have discovered the DIY and knew what tool I was talking about.
You could just tell him since you just posted that. What tool are you talking about?
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Okay, I found it because I am an internet god.

Ball Joint tool

http://www.harborfreight.com/ball-jo...cles-4065.html
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And you could have searched for him
And found the answer.
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