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      04-01-2012, 05:08 AM   #10
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Drives: AW 328d Touring/SG 335d
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: North Carolina

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I just took mine off after 2-3 years. Anti-seize was used but it's still a bitch on MS spacers w/o the slot. I used WD-40 but being impatient, I didn't let it soak in long. The front ones were easy as I could put a small screwdriver in between the hub & inside beveled edge of the spacer & pry. The back ones were a pain as I had to put a socket extension against the holes in the spacer & hit it with a hammer - spinning the spacer until I could get room to pry. I'd have to file down the edges on one of the rear spacers to use it again. The other three came off w/o damage.

You can see the pry marks on the inside beveled edge below & the damage to the rear spacer. It looks worse than it feels.
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Last edited by Moxie; 04-01-2012 at 05:30 AM.