Yes, I had to take the axles out, and to be honest, when you look the Bentley Book or the DYI's, looks more complicated that it is.Great, Ivan pulls it off and my Indi failed claiming "you got to get 'em crazy tight to seal".
Gotta ask though, you had to pull the axles, how much of a bugger is that?
And who knew worm screw clamps would work? Hope they're stainless.
where can I get the grease?I just did a boot swap about a month and a half ago. Tried using the new clamps in the kits for Pelican... after a 1,000 mile trip over the next weekend, inner boots on both sides were spewing a lot. I have since cut them off and put on hose clamps for just the inner...... and no leaks. The crimp clamps are a joke.
This "standard" method also worked well for me.I got the kit from Pelican Parts, includes boot, clamp and grease
Axle Boot Kit, For Front Inner, 2 Per Car, 325Xi (2001-04), 330Xi
(2001-04), Each, Brand: GKN Loebro
Got the Tool from Napa ( CV Pliers $ 30 ) for the clamp and do the job myself.
Not a problem after 6 months :thumbsup:
This is the key :thumbsup:The tool has 2 square holes to allow a pair of 1/2" drive tools to add extra leverage, which I used.
The GKN clamps are stoutly made with heavy-gauge steel and inspire confidence when you're crimping them under heavy pressure. They're heavier than anything I've been able to find in the auto parts stores. The GKN clamps still yielded easily to the Lisle tool (I used extensions to generate more leverage).