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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?
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.
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.
Violence and harsh language can be very useful.
Some grease may be applied as there is rubber gasket which can be damaged while hammering.
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