Unbolt the stock rearward differential bushing from the IRS subframe and remove.
You could smoke a cordless drill.
Bushing Removal This procedure will require use of the MMT-5 IRS Rear Differrential Mount Bushing Tool. Place the Removal Cup over the rubber differen-tial bushing. Place a washer under the head of the 7/ x 5” bolt and place the bolt through the Removal Cup and the rubber bushing.
File Size: 1MB. BMW e46 diff removal with some put together tools anyone can use. Remove contents from the Z1 Motorsports Z Rear Differential Bushing Removal Tool and verify that ALL necessary hardware is present.
Procedure: 1. Assure the car’s engine is turned off and place transmission in Park position (or in Reverse gear if equipped with a manual transmission). Apply Parking Brake.
2. Raise and support vehicle. Oct 10, Here we go. I finally had a chance to install the rear differential bushings on my subframe. Its pretty simple to do, but suggested to do all the bushings fo. Apr 16, 1) Remove the old bushing - I used the rtab tool and placed the puller part (that pulls the RTAB bushings on the outboard side of the bushing. I then used the threated part to pull out the core of the old bushing (see first photo).
Once that was pulled out, all that was left was to remove the outside metal collar of the old bushing.