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Old 10-31-2019, 10:32 PM
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DIY: BMW M54 PS Hose Tool Trick (18-mm and 21-mm wrenches!)


For those with M54 engines, whether it is E39 5-series, E53 X5, E83 X3 etc., the PS hose can be difficult to
remove because the O-ring on the inside sometimes bond with the nipple, making removal very difficult.

Sometimes the plastic tabs break and one has to use a dremel to slowly cut the metal fitting.

So, I just tried this trick the other day and it works, using tools you already have.

- 18-mm and 21-mm wrenches.
- A socket and some masking tape to tape the 2 wrenches together where the socket is.
- Then use a pair of pliers to gently squeeze, just enough to depress the plastic tab.
- Then use the 18-mm wrench to push the hose out to remove it.

Very easy...
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Old 10-31-2019, 10:38 PM
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A bit of brilliance. Wondering if the shark bite tongs would do the same job/

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