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Old 11-01-2013, 09:09 AM
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replacing differential mount z3 2001 3.0i

I need to replace my differential mount z3 3.0i and I can't find any instructions on removing the rubber mount. I have done a search for the tool mentioned in TIS (33 2 120) but I can't find it anywhere. Are there any DIYs on this?
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Drain the fluid, take the cover off, press (or have pressed) the bushing out, press a new bushing in, replace the cover and refill with oil.

It would be far cheaper to walk into a machine shop__even some NAPA places still have tools in the back room__than it would be to source the BMW tool(s). Trust me, as I already have most of them.

I would recommend that you upgrade to the ///M model differential bushing (33 17 2 228 425) as it's a littler more solid, and I doubt you'd ever has to replace that one (like you're doing now). It does cost more, but I always feel it's more cost effective to spend the money on better parts__which you keep__than on labor, that is ultimately lost.
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Old 11-01-2013, 12:36 PM
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Thanks, Randy
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