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Old 09-22-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
Kistoni

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Cold chisel on RTA bushing!!!

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Took the car to the steeler thinking they would do a proper job...

they admitted they did not have the right tool to pull the bushing out so used a cold chisel!!

how much damage could have been done and to what?

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Old 09-22-2006, 06:53 AM   #2
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Probably none, unless they stressed out the control arm bushings but that's doubtful. The trailing arm is pretty bulletproof. I'm surprised they actually got it out that cleanly. I wouldn't sweat it. FYI: not all BMW dealerships are authorized service centers with factory trained technicians.
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:55 PM   #3
Kistoni

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Thanks Dudeski,

I think they are the authorised service center but their chief mechanic recently emigrated to New Zealand so I am not sure how well trained the other gang are. I did print out your article on replacing the rtab for them to follow and I think they got over inspired by your getto mode...

Need to replace the tie rods and will take it to another garage this time.
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:26 AM   #4
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^^^ That's a first . . you sure they were inspired, or were they laughing their asses of at how I did the job
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