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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 09-26-2012, 10:03 PM
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Rear wheel bearings!$@&$)

Rear driver side wheel bearing went bad so I decided to replace both sides. Passenger side came out no problem and went in the same. The drivers side on the other hand is a not playing so nice. I pulled the center out of it while trying to pull it out, so now I have the outer casing stuck in there. Other then cutting it out you guys have any tips?
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Old 09-27-2012, 12:09 AM
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dry ice in there, you can also buy it in a can as a spray.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:39 AM
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Brilliant, I tried using a torch on the outside but with no success
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:28 PM
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Cut it with a Dremmel.
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Old 10-06-2012, 04:45 AM
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I use butane, it acts like liquid nitrogen just not as extreme and can shrink those races a good bit, enough to tap them out easily.

Takes a full can though and helps to do it on a day over 80*.
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To get mine out I used a hand operated hydraulic gear puller (pusher). Worked very well. Maybe you could hire one? Brand i have is 'Sykes Picavant'
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