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Old 04-23-2009, 10:53 AM
edjack edjack is offline
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Mein Auto: '97 540i 6 speed
Meyle seems to be second-rate, at best. My Meyle tie rod only lasted 20k, whereas the original TRW lasted 90k.

In addition, the forging near the idler arm joint was such that I could not get the puller into the joint. I had to remove the idler arm along with the tie rod, and file the metal away to get the puller to fit. When I had earlier removed the original TRW part, the puller fit properly.

Ed in San Jose '97 540i 6 speed aspensilber over aubergine leather. Build date 3/97. Golden Gate Chapter BMW CCA Nr 62319.
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