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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Thu, Apr-06-2017, 01:33:51 PM   #1
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Default Front diff bushing removal tool

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Please forgive me if I shouldn't have posted this here but Im in need of a front diff bushing removal/install tool to rent. Not to get the bushing out, but to get it in. Tried hammering in and ended in a fail. Unless you guys have some ideas how to do it. We can do the rental on whatever terms you want. Please let me know if you or anyone you know of has one they can rent! Thanks!!
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Default Re: Front diff bushing removal tool

I bought a bushing press set off eBay for around $100 and it works for many applications on the car, including the front diff bushing. Are you installing OEM or poly bushings?
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I bought a bushing press set off eBay for around $100 and it works for many applications on the car, including the front diff bushing. Are you installing OEM or poly bushings?


Oem and my first attempt with hammer was a fail! Are you renting out tool?
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Oem and my first attempt with hammer was a fail! Are you renting out tool?
I'd imagine between shipping both ways you'd be half way to buying it, it's heavy. Advanced auto might have something you can rent, free too.
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I'd imagine between shipping both ways you'd be half way to buying it, it's heavy. Advanced auto might have something you can rent, free too.

Ah true. Thanks though.
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Default Re: Front diff bushing removal tool

Use a balljoint press tool that just about any auto parts store will rent you. There's usually adapters, and I want to say the Honda adapter is actually what I needed for that bushing
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Use a balljoint press tool that just about any auto parts store will rent you. There's usually adapters, and I want to say the Honda adapter is actually what I needed for that bushing

Thanks for the info but I quit. Getting poly bushing. F*** that oem bushing!
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Thanks for the info but I quit. Getting poly bushing. F*** that oem bushing!
They slide right in with a press. Hammer was never gonna work.
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They slide right in with a press. Hammer was never gonna work.


Figured it wasnt. Tried anyway. Big mistake. Akg is actually local to me so im driving out today for some bushings.
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I used an RTAB tool with a mandrel from the SIR B90 rear wheel bearing tool. Went right in.
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Discussing DIY: E46 M3 detailed subframe reinforcement, gear fluid changes, and bushing refresh in the E46 M3 (2001-2006) Forum - Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006. at BMW M3 Forum.com (E30 M3 | E36 M3 | E46 M3 | E92 M3 | F80/X)