Home Forums Articles How To's FAQ Register
Go Back   Xoutpost.com > BMW SAV Forums > X5 (E53) Forum
Arnott
User Name
Password
Member List Premier Membership Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Xoutpost server transfer and maintenance is occurring....
Xoutpost is currently undergoing a planned server migration.... stay tuned for new developments.... sincerely, the management


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #31  
Old 11-15-2020, 12:29 AM
andrewwynn's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Racine, WI
Posts: 6,630
andrewwynn is on a distinguished road
It wasn't moving with 4# sledge the slow force worked great. I have a palm nailer that has similar force to air hammer I may try that next time
__________________
E53 / M54 2001 3.0i gas LHD (pair of them: his & her)
Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links

  #32  
Old 11-15-2020, 01:14 AM
TriX5's Avatar
Premier Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,386
TriX5 is on a distinguished road
First time I removed a knuckle from the hub carrier it took me an hour and a lot choice words. Got myself an air hammer and the second took all of five minutes. Soaking it 24hrs prior to removal also helps.

G/L with rest of the job!
__________________
2003 4.4i black ext./black int./black headliner (kid's runabout)
2009 E70 35d, black ext./black int./black headliner (grocery-getter and general runabout, 2b4sale soon)
2006 4.8iS Le Mans blue/cream int./black headliner, SOLD in 2012 sadly...

Hmmmm, love those black headliners!

Other hardware:
2005 Tundra crew cab, weekend hauler. Sold
2015 Cayenne S (wife's new DD and definitely wroooommmmm)
2016 Tundra 1794 edition crew cab, luxo hauler
Reply With Quote
  #33  
Old 11-15-2020, 01:26 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 43
alberniken is on a distinguished road
DIY bushing

Quote:
Originally Posted by andrewwynn View Post
What are you using for the bushing? I've seen good things with windshield adhesive.

Great job spent the right time to prep and broke nothing.

I just changed a front bearing and two things didnt want to play nice:

The Brake caliper bolts were seized to the point my high impact M18 wasn't knocking them loose. I didn't want to split my 16mm socket or snap off the bolt heads and if I can I don't use penetrating oil near brake parts. I ended up getting them loose with old timer impact: breaker bar and 4# hammer. Took 3-4 solid whacks but both finally broke free.

Then, for the first time in 9 or 10 times removing axle from hub it just refused to move. 5# slide hammer did nothing 4# mini sledge nothing. Finally used the spider from the hub removal tool, loosened up the lugs, snugged up the center rod on the spider and drove the lugs back in to pull the spider to the hub. That will generate more force than the 5/8 push rod is capable of so thankfully it took less force.

Just as you noted; windshield adhesive. To avoid using gallons of the stuff, I filled most of the gaps with slices of old tire sidewall cut to fit and hammered into place.


I have many years of building race cars on a poverty budget, so have learned a few tricks along the way. I also know the many, if not most of parts on a car do not need an engineering degree to improve.


I have the fortune that I have another car to daily. If this was my only car, I would have solved the problem earlier with gas, matches, and a new car in the driveway....

Last edited by alberniken; 11-15-2020 at 01:33 AM. Reason: moar deets
Reply With Quote
  #34  
Old 11-15-2020, 06:56 AM
EODguy's Avatar
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Saudi Arabia/Philippines/USA
Posts: 1,634
EODguy is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by alberniken View Post
I would have solved the problem earlier with gas, matches, and a new car in the driveway....
I've had the same plan but I will also be standing next to a burning BMW yelling "The Monet is in there...."


Sent from my SM-A730F using Tapatalk
__________________
"When the Team Chief said.... You're trapped in a hole with nothing but a goat and a slinky, what do you do? Stubby said, I'm not sure but it won't end well for the goat...." ~(Overheard) Last day, Phase 3, Q Course
Reply With Quote
  #35  
Old 11-16-2020, 12:03 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Sacramento
Posts: 154
stiubhartach is on a distinguished road
At that corroded stripping point, I generally just drill it out. Small bit, then increasingly larger until the bolt threads collapse inward.
__________________
2005 X5 4.4i SterlingGrau, Sport Package, DSP
Build 3/12/2005



Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
ball, extract, joint, rust, torx

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:45 AM.
vBulletin, Copyright 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd. SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0
2017 Xoutpost.com. All rights reserved. Xoutpost.com is a private enthusiast site not associated with BMW AG.
The BMW name, marks, M stripe logo, and Roundel logo as well as X3, X5 and X6 designations used in the pages of this Web Site are the property of BMW AG.
This web site is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with BMW AG or any of its subsidiaries.