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Old 03-18-2013, 02:25 PM   #21
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Reused the gaskets - they were perfect.

I call this job a PITA because dropping a 90lb diff on your garage floor under the car is a biitch. The worst part, honestly, are the 18 diff/half shaft torx bolts. You have to wrestle with every single one. You'll see what mean
Oh yeah. I know. i've dropped the diff twice on two cars (a long time ago though) and the rear axles recently while doing a wheel bearing job. you need to get the car pretty high off the ground for a torque wrench to be useful on those axle bolts.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:39 PM   #22
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I did the same work to my 323 a few weeks ago and my clunk was solved as well. I also spent 6 hours from start to finish with mine and yes those half-shaft bolts are a pain in the ass. I was concerned they were going to break but luckily nothing did. Car feels great. Still got to tackle the Guibo and CSB but I'll do that in a few weeks when it warms up.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #23
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Oh yeah. I know. i've dropped the diff twice on two cars (a long time ago though) and the rear axles recently while doing a wheel bearing job. you need to get the car pretty high off the ground for a torque wrench to be useful on those axle bolts.
Why not try?

https://www.automotivespecialtytool....ail.php?id=119

Should be $33.67 to rent that after refund of deposit.. granted you don't break the tool like a dumbass
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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I rented my tool from there and the whole process was great. I will definitely use them again.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #25
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hey i'm renting them first. back off D
Come @ me bro.

EricSMG, you're a great resource over on M3forum, and I'd love to see you active on here as well!
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:03 PM   #26
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Come @ me bro.

EricSMG, you're a great resource over on M3forum, and I'd love to see you active on here as well!

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Why not try?

https://www.automotivespecialtytool....ail.php?id=119

Should be $33.67 to rent that after refund of deposit.. granted you don't break the tool like a dumbass
Thanks. Is it just the one tool for the large rear diff bushing? what about the other two front small ones? link?
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Thanks. Is it just the one tool for the large rear diff bushing? what about the other two front small ones? link?
I have no idea, I was just helping you out by informing you that this was available. Read up on it and do some research and let everyone know. Or talk to ryannel2003 who said he already rented it from there.
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I have no idea, I was just helping you out by informing you that this was available. Read up on it and do some research and let everyone know. Or talk to ryannel2003 who said he already rented it from there.
Honestly i'd rather just buy the tools from Eric's amazon link than research this. LOL

I know you were helping me out and I thank you. Calm down, hip hop boy

My question goes for both of you and Ryanel
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Would you mind taking some measurements of the tools? Do you have a set of good calipers around to do that?
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Honestly i'd rather just buy the tools from Eric's amazon link than research this. LOL

I know you were helping me out and I thank you. Calm down, hip hop boy

My question goes for both of you and Ryanel
Yeah that particular tool trizzuth linked is for the rear diff bushing only. My front diff bushings looked like brand new so I left those alone. You would have to rent the rear diff and front diff tool separately.
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Thanks... maybe i'll rent the large bushing tool at least and go halves with someone on the front tool purchase. should bring the total cost down quite some.
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Honestly i'd rather just buy the tools from Eric's amazon link than research this. LOL

I know you were helping me out and I thank you. Calm down, hip hop boy

My question goes for both of you and Ryanel
Word to yo moms mango.

Pardon my brashness, I was up till 1am boiling maple sap making some syrup took F****ING forever! So I am testy today. Now go fix your bush!
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Word to yo moms mango.

Pardon my brashness, I was up till 1am boiling maple sap making some syrup took F****ING forever! So I am testy today. Now go fix your bush!
Making your own syrup at 1am now huh? Damn how bored are you in the woods? I thought I was bored replacing all my clips...
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:18 PM   #34
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Hey mango remember how I asked if you could do my rtab? Well.... You should probably buy this tool and do my diff bushing too. I can't pay you much if any but I'll do most the work and probably buy you lunch and give you a hug or not give you a hug depending on how we're feeling on that day.
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Hey mango remember how I asked if you could do my rtab? Well.... You should probably buy this tool and do my diff bushing too. I can't pay you much if any but I'll do most the work and probably buy you lunch and give you a hug or not give you a hug depending on how we're feeling on that day.
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Sure let me just hop on that first flight to Indiana

Just make sure we don't talk about ZHP steering racks that day
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Old 03-18-2013, 05:21 PM   #36
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Just make sure we don't talk about ZHP steering racks that day
I mean if I come out there. I might come out there for Octoberfest. Serious.

You mean the 01+ 330 steering rack?
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I mean if I come out there. I might come out there for Octoberfest. Serious.

You mean the 01+ 330 steering rack?
exactly

Octoberfest. Where is that? Let me do mine first and see how it goes.
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Octoberfest. Where is that? Let me do mine first and see how it goes.
Someone had a tsw (or whatever) rack recently. That UDM E46 kid. So I still stand by everything I've said about the zhp rack but I do agree it came on a lot, if not most, post 01 330s

I'm trying really hard to get a LSD soon. If that happens I plan on reinforcing my floor, replacing my subframe bushing, and obviously my diff bushings all at once. Hopefully I can make that happen because I'm competing against e36 m3s this year and need some LSD to win.
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Oh, Octoberfest is at Laguna seca this year. I haven't been since, I think, 2010 and Id REALLY like to drive Laguna seca. So I'm gonna try my best to make it.
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Why would you change the diff bushings on their own? Changing RTAB's on their own is one thing, but if you had enough kays to get a clunk out of Diff Bushings wouldn't it just be easier to do the whole subframe?

I'm curious because I'm about due for a sub-frame, my Diff bushings and RTAB's are shagged, but if they're easy to do on their own I might be lazy and just do that.
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