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Old 03-16-2013, 07:54 PM   #10
captain E34
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Location: Ottawa
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alrighty.... i got the coils off the struts and i cut the housings!!

first thing i did was compressed the coils with a $30 coil compressor from princess auto


Then i removed the top strut nut


pulled off the nut, washer, strut mount and spring



remove the strut insert collar, i used the tool in the picture and "gently" nudged the collar loose


and everything apart!



1988 535i M30 (Turbo Build)
1989 535i M30 (Beater)
1990 520i Soon To Be S52 (Turbo Build)
1994 525it M50 (Beater)
2005 X5 M64 (Daily)
2009 335i (Daily)
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