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Old 04-16-2019, 09:05 PM   #8
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My Ride: 03 325xi 98 328is
Year: 2003
Model: 325xi
Transmission: Steptronic
Originally Posted by glacierXI View Post
The GKN I bought this time had 32 the ones I did a few years ago had 36.

people were saying be careful prying on the diff to get the axle out.. Idk everyone prys every other car brand axle out it's pretty standard I doubt it could damage the diff but I rented the slide hammer free so I dont risk it. I rented a few other tools to help too. Some people have problems getting the axle out of the hub. Mine tapped out easy but it was replaced before going in was a bitch and half though. I cleaned the threads and put grease too. just kept hammering the rotor it finally went in enough to get he nut started.
On my car I always had to pound the hub back onto the axle but a quick burst with my air hammer always pushed them right out. This last one I pushed out with my fingers. Some spray grease and it slid right in.

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