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MPulse 08-11-2009 02:48 PM

Where to Buy
Trying to do my inner tie rod, and you need some bmw special tool. I did a little research and found out I can use w 32mm thin wrench. Problem is cant seem to find this anywhere. Anyone tackle this problem before?

kenmar 08-11-2009 05:54 PM

I looked at this briefly when I did my tie rods and noticed you needed a special tool, so I only did the outer ends where most of the wear occurs (they weren't worn, but wanted to replace them since they were original). I didn't realize it's a 32mm thin wrench that you need ... sounds the same as the fan clutch wrench. I got my fan clutch wrench from Princess Auto for $10 (it's not really thin, but works great for the fan)

kenmar 08-11-2009 05:55 PM

BTW, 32mm is approx. 1.25" which is easier to source

Ceeker 08-11-2009 06:01 PM

I tried to find both. An old German company used to carry it in the brand name Hazet.
32mm thin wall. You can buy the one from Princess and just grind it down. Lots of guys do this. It's not so easy using it for the fan clutch as stated. You got to find the right place to slide it through to hook onto the nut. it's rather a tight fit for the M20 engine. works easily for the M42.

Trekz 08-11-2009 06:28 PM

i just used a pipe wrench.

Ceeker 08-11-2009 06:32 PM

yup that works excellent on tie rods seriously... good thinking.!!! especially if you can't turn the sleeve.

98Dinan3 08-12-2009 11:20 AM

32mm headset wrench from a bicycle shop... very thin, and works well for the fan clutch too

mech9T8 08-12-2009 12:10 PM


Originally Posted by 98Dinan3 (Post 1334830)
32mm headset wrench from a bicycle shop... very thin, and works well for the fan clutch too

That's what I used when I did mine.
Worked great.

W2WDETAILING 08-12-2009 09:39 PM

where can i get tierods locally i need everything for both sides

MPulse 08-12-2009 11:23 PM

Ok so I rented a tool from partsource that didnt work. Then I tried a pipe wrench, which made it so much easier. I got the parts from Precision Tuning Motorsports. OEM LEMFOERDER $78.40 for each side. Thats for the whole tie rod though inner and outer together. If you just need the outer end then I imagine it would be less

RMPMOTORS 08-13-2009 08:23 AM

We sell OEM and aftermarket parts!


MPulse 08-14-2009 04:58 PM

Anybody know a good place to get an alignment done.

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