Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake Helen, Florida, USA
Re: Help, Final Dive failure
[QUOTE=CharlieVT]Holy Moly, that's my video. I didn't know someone had edited it and put it on YouTube. Pretty cool, I haven't watched the entire thing to see how it was edited, but it has to be an improvement, my editing (or lack thereof) made the video pretty tedious. And being on YouTube sure makes the video easier to find on the net.
My only comment so far on the editing is that the intro text added at the beginning refers to removing the "brakes" in the video, I'm pretty sure the author meant the "breaks" in the video, and "alone the way" should read "along the way".
I would have edited out the segment showing heating of the cover to remove from the housing, as that is unnecessary. Heating of the cover will facilitate removal of the bearing, and should be done for installation of a new bearing, but is not needed for removal of the cover from the housing.
The editor added a comment about another method of preload measurement show in the BMW Service Manual. Anyone considering the service manual method should be cautioned that it requires a BMW Special Tool and that method has some quirks which may have been responsible for the many drives assembled with excess preload at the factory. I have used both methods and compared the results of the two methods on many drives. Both method can provide comparable results, but the Class "C" (sloppy bearing) can tilt during measurements during the service manual method resulting in an error that results in excess preload calculations.
My thanks for posting the link here as I didn't know an edited version existed on YouTube, and my thanks to whoever it was that took the trouble to edit and upload to YouTube.[/QUOTE
See that Charley... you're a "Global Celebrity" and you didn't even know it.
My thanks to you for making the vid in the first place. Think of how many people have benefited from it.
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