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      12-08-2012, 07:48 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Rotorocious View Post
I just did this last night. Thanks for your DIY.

Another way to do it was just remove the inner fender liner instead of the belly pan. Doing it this way I was ably to do one side at a time with just a jack and jack stand. It's probably easier to remove the pan but I hate doing it haha.

Also if you look at the end of the arm on the knuckle side where the stud is, there is a spot to insert a torx socket to keep it from spinning.
The T-40 attached to a ratchet, with a 21mm wrench already on the nut, this worked great to hold it still and tighten it up before final torque-ing .

It's a T-40

And be careful not to install the control arm upside down like I did the first time
Very interesting about the torx bit. I wish I knew that as there had to be a design built into it to keep from spinning. Nonetheless, the c clamp worked great.
2006 e90 330i || TiAg || OEM 162's || 6MT ||BMW Performance Suspension V2 || zHP shifter || redline oils || BMWCCA Member #474774
DIY Service Completed:Engine Coolant Flush+Battery Replacement (no registration!)+Rear Differential Fluid +Manual Transmission Fluid+Engine Oil Change+Front Control Arm/Tension Strut upgrade (my DIY Guide)+Power Steering Flush+Faulty Ignition Coil Replacement