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E46 (1999 - 2006)
The fourth generation 3 Series (E46 chassis) was introduced in 1999 and set the standard for engineering and performance during it's years of production including being named to Car & Driver's 10 best list every one of those years! ! -- View the E46 Wiki

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Old 03-16-2005, 08:22 PM
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Well... Iron hammer. Hit hard... :gay:

adc, I'll try your method first....
Well, they have the luxury of hoisting the car up securely. Mine was on a jackstand and it was rocking violently with the force of the rubber mallet blows.

My rubber mallet now has some permanent dents in it as a result.

The clamp method - it's easy, elegant, quick - I hope it works for you as beautifully as it did for me.

And BTW you may need that clamp to push the pistons back in the calipers, too... (after first removing the top from the fill-in reservoir near the firewall).

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Old 03-20-2005, 08:20 PM
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The clamp method - it's easy, elegant, quick - I hope it works for you as beautifully as it did for me.
Well, its done.

adc, I used your idea but took it to the other direction... I actually used the clamp to pull the rotor out instead of pushing it in. It is a little more complex but still, very simple.

It worked like a charm. No banging, no hammer, no risking damaging the bearings. There is no way I could explain what I did, so here is the picture
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Old 03-21-2005, 08:44 PM
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Well, its done.

adc, I used your idea but took it to the other direction... I actually used the clamp to pull the rotor out instead of pusing it in. It is a little more complex but still, very simple.

It worked like a charm. No banging, no hammer, no risking damaging the bearings. There is no way I could explain what I did, so here is the picture
Haha, that's briliant! Good work, MatWiz!

I'll try your method next time, see how it goes...

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