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Old 11-07-2002, 08:46 PM
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Got rims off finally only too find........

I finally got a key for my wheels from Mc Gard after about 2 hours yelling at one of their employees. I had gone to a total of 18 places to get my rims off all tried everything one even odered special tools to try to get them off. (the problem was they are set so far in to the wheel)
Anyway I paid a extra 15 dollars for next day shipping so I could work on my brakes today. Got 1 rim off took everthing apart put brake quiter on the back of the pads, went to put the caliper back on and found one of the bolts is screwed up and will no longer work. So the car sits in my driveway untill saturday when I hope I get the time put her all back together.
And oh ya I have even more better news......
Well once I got the wheel if it hit me right when I looked at it THe balljoints are bad The rubber boot is ripped open and grease is everywhere. Both control arms seem to be bad where they mount to the rear of the hub. And then on top of that the tie rod ends look to be bad as well. The topping on the cake turns out to be the sway bar bushings are dried out and cracked
Any advice befor I go crazy?

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Old 11-07-2002, 08:57 PM
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this is the same car you just went 135 mph in?
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Old 11-07-2002, 08:58 PM
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Ya I know I know I wish I knew this before
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Old 11-07-2002, 09:09 PM
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Maybe it was the 135mph that did it

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Old 11-07-2002, 09:19 PM
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maybe or it could have something to do with miles and age but your right I'm sure
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Old 11-07-2002, 09:26 PM
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No I was just kidding. It's just old. The former owner probably never thought about it. It sounds like a lot of work, but do-able. I don't think it's anything you can't handle.

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Old 11-07-2002, 10:49 PM
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don't ya still have the other beemer dan? Can't ya swap parts off that? Or will they not work?

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Old 11-08-2002, 10:57 PM
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It's a lot of work and I will learn how to do it quick I guess.
Ashman
The 528e's would work but it's not really worth ripping them of and switching them because it has the factory parts which are even older than the 533s (and the boots are craking on it as well) It looks I will be dropping at least 600 into this
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I would like another benz but right now I'm in love with this 533. I love the fact it's a 5 speed and I can make it slide around every corner

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I went to BMW for the one bolt today and was told 42 dollars. I replied is it gold? so I will be going to the junkyard.
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