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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 04-24-2012, 10:20 AM
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Water Pump Pully Tool - Destroyed

I am in the Process of a total overall of my beloved tanning machine.

With the help of you seasoned forum Vets I am tackling jobs that were once completely beyond my ability and may still be so...however I enjoy every minute.

Before you mention the Sledge method. I have hit that wrench in the reverse hammer throw over 65 times (actually 80) with no success. I may lack the necessary determination or force as the Marines say.

I ordered the Schwaben BMW Water Pump Pulley Locking Tool from Sears (which states it fits most BMW engines including my M54) - however the specs do not match my water pump. The holes that should go over the nuts (10mm) are too small they need to be larger in diameter. Can someone tell me which pully tool has the holes that fit over a 11mm nut head. (it can be larger just not smaller). By the way the tool broke so... I am returning it to Sears.

I am considering the Waterpump Fan Pulley Holder El Paso Tool which I will purchase from Ebay.
If you have better
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:14 AM
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This is what I bought : http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...%2311-5-030%29

$36, not as cheap as ebay but really solid. I didn't want to risk to buy something cheaper and break it after 2-5 uses.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:20 PM
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This is what I bought : http://www.pelicanparts.com/cgi-bin/...%2311-5-030%29

$36, not as cheap as ebay but really solid. I didn't want to risk to buy something cheaper and break it after 2-5 uses.
Thanks Spikes007. What is the difference between this and the less expensive tools, is it thickness of the iron/steel or the diameter of the holes.

Oh what the heck, I will buy it if it fits my M54 water pully pump. Does it fit over the 10mm nut.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:26 PM
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There used to be a link on here on how to make your own tool. All you need is a piece of scrap metal and a drill.

I'm sure it is still in here somewhere
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:32 PM
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here it is

http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1381270
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:33 PM
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There used to be a link on here on how to make your own tool. All you need is a piece of scrap metal and a drill.

I'm sure it is still in here somewhere
Adiubald,

I attempted to drill my own but the metal I had was not quality and broke on the 2nd use.

If I come across a better piece of metal I will attempt.

Thanks.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:53 PM
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Are you trying to slip it over the heads of the bolts? The tool bolts directly to the water pump pulley using two pump bolts from the pulley, it doesn't slip over the heads of the bolts.
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Old 04-24-2012, 03:27 PM
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Are you trying to slip it over the heads of the bolts? The tool bolts directly to the water pump pulley using two pump bolts from the pulley, it doesn't slip over the heads of the bolts.

What the F*&k. I didn't know that. I broke a perfectly good piece of equipment.

How can you slip the tool over the pump bolts if they are not a Nut and screw. I thought the water pump pully is secured by a one piece bolt with a 10mm head. Am I wrong.

If so I am very embarrassed. The youtube videos that I viewed never showed someone unscrewing the water pump nut.
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