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- By janw Date 28.08.19 10:03 Edited 28.08.19 10:07
Hi C1 fellows,

These holders (see picture) turned out to be much easier to remove than reinstall. The fit is tight and when I apply force to push a holder onto its fork slider it tilts and gets stuck. According to the BMW Service Manual, there is a drift punch (BMW 31 5 712) that is to be used when reinstalling. And of course I don't have it. Any tips for how to do this job without the tool?

Thanks, /Jan

Parent - By janw Date 28.08.19 18:39
PROBLEM SOLVED!

See the result in picture 1. See the heroes that made it possible in picture 2. And, ladies and gentlemen, notice the battle scars in that 100-year-old piece of plank. I am usually a peaceful man and it is difficult to appreciate the amount of violence necessary to move those seal holders into place.

Parent By alunt Date 28.08.19 19:38
They certainly need a bit of persuasion! My worry is that they will crack, a bit of a common fault, so far I’ve got away with no cracked ones.
Parent By HelmetHair Date 28.08.19 20:38
Nice!
Violence and harsh language can be very useful.
Parent By rockstedy Date 29.08.19 12:04
Some grease may be applied as there is rubber gasket which can be damaged while hammering.
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