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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 09-17-2010, 04:23 AM
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Need help in locating BMW thrust arm bushing pressure sleeve

I'm getting ready to tackle my thrust arm bushings and I'm having no luck in locating the BMW pressure sleeve part # 99-88-6-31-2-270 described in Beisan DIY. I really want to get my hands on it, since having the right tool makes all the difference for tree shadow mechanic. I'm willing to cover all shipping charges, plus Paypal security deposit if anyone will be willing to lent me their sleeve required to press the bushings in and out.
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Thanks a lot in advance
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:11 AM
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:05 AM
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If you've gone this far just to do the bushings you might as well replace the whole arm. Make sure you pre-load the bushings before you torque it down.
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