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Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 11-06-2019, 12:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
Glad you got it fixed Fifty150hs :thumbup: I...

Glad you got it fixed Fifty150hs :thumbup:

I bought this tool (because ... why not) back when this thread started.

Changing the boots on my X5, I don't need it because the axle nut stays in...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-30-2018, 03:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
Right. But as upallnight suggests, and as I did,...

Right. But as upallnight suggests, and as I did, you don't need to remove the entire outer CV joint from the carrier if all you want is to replace one or both boots. You don't need to touch the axle...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-27-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
If you just want to replace the boot (vs....

If you just want to replace the boot (vs. removing the complete outer joint), I don't know why you would need any sort of tool like this.

I changed the boots on my right front axle without even...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 12-26-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
I did not want to be a naysayer, but I'm not...

I did not want to be a naysayer, but I'm not surprised the step drill did not work. I think those things are primarily intended for drilling clean holes in sheet metal.

Similarly, a reamer is...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 05-24-2017, 02:01 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
upallnight, thanks for the photos. Very...

upallnight, thanks for the photos. Very convincing, and if you look back one page, it seems to be exactly as I had expected based on the information we had at the time:

"it looks like the splined...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2017, 11:47 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
I hope you do keep posting, since I often gain a...

I hope you do keep posting, since I often gain a lot of insight from your posts.

But here, the clearance hole thing is not relevant. An M27 screw will have a major diameter of about 26.97mm. It...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-29-2017, 03:53 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
Like I said, this tool looks good, and I'm glad...

Like I said, this tool looks good, and I'm glad to have it in hand for whatever I might need it for on my various cars.

But it would help to know definitively if it will fit. You say in a later...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-28-2017, 09:02 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
Mine arrived this afternoon, amazingly. It look...

Mine arrived this afternoon, amazingly. It look pretty well made, regardless of price. Good finish. Good fit. Plenty of steel. Measurements were as shown in the ad. Since bore diameter was mentioned...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-28-2017, 08:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
... and then they buy an air hammer so they can...

... and then they buy an air hammer so they can break stuff even faster and more easily. :rofl:
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-27-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
I think the one I ordered should be here on...

I think the one I ordered should be here on Monday. I can try to confirm the 30mm bore diameter (assuming these are all made in the same factory in China before splitting out to a dozen ebay...
Forum: X5 (E53) Forum 04-25-2017, 11:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,076
Posted By oldskewel
The tool looks useful. I bought one for the next...

The tool looks useful. I bought one for the next time I take off a CV joint. This makes it look like I could easily change the boots, with the inner end of the axle still attached. That should be...
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