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Old 08-31-2011, 06:23 PM   #31
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Man I hope the half shaft doesn't give you fits.

... what I had to do to get mine out was the most car abuse I've ever put an automobile through.

Let me know if you get to that same place.
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Old 09-01-2011, 01:17 AM   #32
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That e30 just doesn't like you.
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:11 AM   #33
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Man I hope the half shaft doesn't give you fits.

... what I had to do to get mine out was the most car abuse I've ever put an automobile through.

Let me know if you get to that same place.
I'm going to go a different route now.

I'm going to timesert or helicoil a new threading within the area where the bolt will get "extracted"...as in chisselled away.

most likely a timesert as it's a more solid fix.

my rear trailarm is in fine condition as are the bushing...it'd be a shame to have to tear everything apart to replace it, and have to do the other side aswell..so screw that noise.

if the timesert doesn't work out, i'll be waiting untill the 18th to head to a friends shop (with a lift) and likely just remove the subframe and attack it.

I've read the BS about trying to battle with the halfshaft, and it's not something I really want to get into
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:13 AM   #34
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That e30 just doesn't like you.

man, tell me about it.

my wife LOVES this car.
she loves the fact it's so clean and in great shape for 21 years old, loves driving it, and even loves the looks (even tho she calls is cute)

she can't understand why i've been "molesting" it since I got it and claims that it's no wonder it doesn't like me.


she's gonna LEARN TO LOVE ME!
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Old 09-01-2011, 08:25 AM   #35
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If its any consolation, I just changed a shaft in mine and the puller I got to press the shaft out didn't fit. I casually tapped it with a hammer while lining up the hammer, and it fell out. Maybe that will happen to you!

The car will start loving you back once you've replaced all its boo-boos and its no longer in pain.
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Old 09-01-2011, 09:07 AM   #36
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That's one thing I've never had issues with, the shafts.

The only thing I hate is having to rotate the diff to get all the bolts off the diff side. For the splined end I just insert this nice rod of aircraft aluminum that I have and hit it with a big hammer, slides right out.
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Old 09-01-2011, 10:53 AM   #37
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she loves the fact it's so clean and in great shape for 21 years old, loves driving it, and even loves the looks (even tho she calls is cute)
Hah.. My sister called my e30 "cute" too the first time she saw it. Bad ass was the reaction I was going for, but I guess cute is better than hideous.
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