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Old 12-17-2010, 12:07 AM
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Mein Auto: 02 BMW 525i M54 auto 130K
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Originally Posted by hawk22 View Post
I had to make this tool to do it. Mine wasn't perfect, but it worked.
We're very glad it worked for you. We'd love to see a picture of your results, as it gives us courage to do it ourselves.

It won't be anywhere near as pretty as what my store-bought tool looks like, but the satisfaction of doing it yourself is worth the effort!

BTW, here are some pictures of the tools in operation.

This first pic is my store-bought tools in place on my M54 engine (2002 BMW 525i). Notice the tool only fits over one set of the four bolts because they are in a rectangle, not a square.



For others to get an idea, here's how the two tools work in conjunction with each other on the BMW E39 engines.


Here's another shot of the two tools working together on an E39.


And, yet another (different style tool but the same effect) shot on an E39.


And this shows how thin the tools must be to both fit in place.
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Last edited by bluebee; 12-17-2010 at 12:46 AM.
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