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Old 08-14-2013, 07:58 PM
Mark DiSilvestro Mark DiSilvestro is offline
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Originally Posted by rscurtis View Post
The "crimping tool" is a modified pair of cheap vise grips. You'll do better with a ball peen hammer and a punch.
I've rebooted the axles on a number of cars, but the Mercedes cans have frustrated me.
The FSM shows the official crimping tool - a set of thick, machined rings with a series of large bolts. Someone on this forum made their own. But since I failed with the tranny-funnel and don't have a machine-shop, I opted for the US rebuilt CVJ axles. About $50 more than the Chinese ones availble locally, but they've been on my 240D four years now and there's no sign of leaks or boot decay.

Happy Motoring, Mark
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