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  1. doru
    04-09-2014 07:38 AM
    Chip, sorry if I'm too late for this - didn't check my inbox lately. I will measure the press kit and I will let you know. You will need 3 different diameters: The big one to receive the ball joint. An intermediate to press it in and a smaller one to press it out. The BMW kit comes with 4 different diameters - not sure what the 4th is for (as of yet). I'm at work right now, but when I come home, I will let you know.

  2. poolman
    04-06-2014 10:11 AM
    Hi Doru- Getting ready to tackle the ball joint DIY. If possible,,would you measure the inside diameter's of the ball joint tool that you use to do the procedure with. I have quiet a collection of Volvo tools of the same type as the one that you have,,but would like to make sure that I have something ready of make somthing ready before jumping in for this work.
  3. doru
    08-06-2013 09:18 AM
    Long story: Changed every single front suspension component and wheel bearings, the crunch was still there. decided to ship the coilovers to Bilstein. They said they tested good (kept them for over 2 weeks!!!), still didn't received them as of today (6th August, sent start of July!!!). I also read that I need those pesky 9/16" grade 8 lock washers which will cure the crunch - there was a long post from 2008, which I stumbled across too late. If those washers won't fix the problem, I will re-do the whole rear end as well.
    I just replaced the rear ball joints on the X5, and thank god I have that BMW special tool to remove them. They are identical, same p/n as for the e39, so I know this will be easy. I think I will use Michel's DIY as a guide combined with the Bentley. The rear bearings seem to be a handful.

    Thanks for the heads-up,

    Cheers, Dorin
  4. poolman
    08-02-2013 12:11 PM
    Hey Doru--Just thought I'd drop a line--back a few weeks ago you were posting about the clunk coming from the front of your car and couldn't figure what was happening. I had the same thing going on and thought mine was coming from the front also--It turned out to be the rear subframe bushings in my car were shot--I changed them about 2 weeks ago and all is well now--but for the life of me I thought the problem was from the front of the car--this problem fooled me--just thought you might be interested in my findings
    Chip (poolman)Roberson
  5. Solidjake
    09-02-2009 08:26 PM
    Peace to you
  6. fafwa45
    04-22-2009 10:43 PM
    Hey I noticed the car in your sig has m5 style rims. Do they come stock or are they replicas?

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