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Old 06-22-2019, 08:51 PM   #3
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My Ride: F22 M235i, F80 M3
I got it completed successfully.
The TiS instructions are correct.

You just need to use the correct Torx bit. The original requires a T55 Internal Bit to remove the 4 bolts that retains the Hub Assembly + Bearing. If you use a Hex bit, you will get into trouble. Just do not do it.
It takes a bit of maneuvering with shorter and longer torx bits along the away because the bolt protrudes more and more as you back it out and there are suspension arms, axle bellow and strut in the way.

Note : the newer updated new bolts needs a T60 torx bit instead.
There is no need to remove any other pieces of suspension arms or the strut to get the Hub Assembly off.
2018 (F80) M3 (Garage Baby) | 6MT | Comp Pkg | Exec Pkg
2015 (F22) M235i xDrive (daily commuter) | 8AT | Prem Pkg | Tech Pkg | HK Snd | Cold Weather Pkg | Driver's Assist Pkg | MPE
2004 (E46) 330i AT (Project car)
2015 335xi AT (Sold) | 2009 335i 6MT (Sold) | 2006 325i my kid's car (Sold & regretted)

Last edited by arthury; 06-22-2019 at 08:53 PM.
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