3-Series (E21, E30)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1975-1983 and 1984-1991 line. Specific models: BMW 315, BMW 316, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 320/4, BMW 320i, BMW 320/6, BMW 323i, BMW 320i. E30 Family models include: BMW 325e, BMW 325i, BMW 325is, BMW 325ix.
Anybody know a good trick to get at that stupid brake line?
Yeah, I hate BMW right now. I hate my E30. I have one stupid rubber brake line left that I cannot for the life of me get at. It's the rear right inboard line. It's blocked by a heat shield. Take the shield off or bend it out of the way and you have a 4 inch by 2 inch work space to move a wrench that happens to be about 6 inches deep. Needless to say a 10mm box wrench will not be long enough to work there and my hands won't fit there either so what the fuck am I supposed to do? Ask it to loosen itself?
Oh and one more time. Fuck you, BMW. I fucking want to stab you with a dirty screwdriver.
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You need a long open end wrench. The Snap-On ones work the best because the jaws on them are wide which help prevent rounding the nut off. The hoses can be done without taking the subframe or control arm out, I've done it, you just have to have the right tools.
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