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Old 09-07-2011, 02:41 PM
JimLev JimLev is offline
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Originally Posted by dvsgene View Post
Jim, just to be clear, this means a 540iA would have a 105mm CV joint and Cam's method should work, right?
Yes, you should be able to slip a 1/4" E14 in. My 540 looks like there is room for it.
The M5 parts I have do not have room so the halfshaft would need to be pushed back for more clearance to get a socket in.
I'd probably just disconnect the 6 bolts that hold the halfshaft to the diff flange and then remove it so it's out of the way for easy access to the 4 E14's.

Another tip for putting the splined flange back on the axle. I'm not big on beating parts on so when you do get it apart take a small jewelers file and clean out all of the splines on both the wheel flange and the end of the axle. Clean and then lube and they will go together easier, still a tight fit, but you won't be making up new words as you try to get it in all the way.

I welded this tool to pull the axle back into the flange. (I'm still a rookie MIG welder)

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