E46Fanatics - View Single Post - E46 Tie Rod Replacement DIY
View Single Post
Old 10-20-2010, 09:22 PM   #15
Registered User
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Wadsworth, OH
Posts: 133
My Ride: 2003 330 Ci
Originally Posted by missamo80 View Post
I'm not sure I understand the concern. I didn't apply any more torque with the pipe wrench than you would need to apply with a crowfoot wrench. That's how much muscle it takes to unscrew and then re-attach the sucker.

My concern is twisting the rack into the pinion and damaging teeth. Any sort of twisting can damage the rack gear and then 5000 miles later you have to replace the rack assebly. I want to know if there are any long term effects doing it your way.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Kubs is offline   Reply With Quote