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.