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Old 05-04-2022, 09:07 AM
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No photos because the battery on my phone installed, but I installed the new tie rods last night. I'll probably get the sway bar back in tonight, and I might get the bushings on the control arms as well, but we'll see.
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Sway bar is in, but I didn't do the end links. I think it will be easier to install the control arm bushings with them out.



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You've been busy, Scooter! Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.
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Happy to keep the documentation on the car going somewhere!

I sheared a bolt for the end link connection to the control arm on Tuesday night, so went to BMW and got new hardware. I probably should have done this anyway. I got new hardware for everything else I worked on. Then last night I got everything reassembled and got the car back on the ground.

I purchased the expensive Bav Auto control arm pushing press to get the bushings on the control arm. It was a bit fiddly to get set up to press the bushing on. I'm sure this was mostly because I was lying on the garage floor under the car. If it was up higher on a lift, I'm sure it would be easier. Anyway, happy I coughed up the money for it because it made the work go smooth.

Next, need to modify a 14mm hex key so I can access the diff fill plug. Then drain and fill diff and transmission. Next oil change and finally off to the shop for alignment and brake line replacement.
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