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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 05-31-2011, 04:23 PM
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Yeah the tools that broke on me were the cheap made in China ones. Most of my tools are craftsman, and I have only broke a few of those in my life. Free replacement even after 20 years.

Anyone try using antisieze on the lug bolts? I've thought about it but I have had a few lug nuts come off while driving long time ago.
rub some grease on them. all you really need is something to prevent water from entering and corroding the metal. if you use anti seize, then i would definitely retorque them a few times.
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Ive broke snap on and blue point from time to time... its not how cool you are braking tools...

its called air hammer, extractor, impact

right tool for the right job... never in 20 years have i had to use 6 feet of leverage, well maybe close.. but that's on tractor trailers and equipment
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right tool for the right job... never in 20 years have i had to use 6 feet of leverage, well maybe close.. but that's on tractor trailers and equipment
old farm truck i think it was a 87 ford f350 dually. guy only rotated tires when 2 got bald. threads were so shot the only way anyone that was gettin that thing off was with a air hammer with a chisel and breaking the lug off.
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rub some grease on them. all you really need is something to prevent water from entering and corroding the metal. if you use anti seize, then i would definitely retorque them a few times.
This doesn't make sense. Grease breaks down more quickly than anti-seize, washes away with water faster than anti-seize, antiseize fights corrosion better than grease and has less lubricants... these are desirable qualities for lugs.
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This doesn't make sense. Grease breaks down more quickly than anti-seize, washes away with water faster than anti-seize, antiseize fights corrosion better than grease and has less lubricants... these are desirable qualities for lugs.
you dont make sense. i had no other choice. it was one of those last minute choices after the parts stores were closed. it worked for the time and i didnt lose a wheel or lug. but i didnt use much either
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