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Old 12-30-2012, 01:15 AM   #29
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Originally Posted by vintagerider View Post

don't re-use lower shock bolt - replace w/oem only

- Upgrading from grey to brown seal: don't even think of not replacing the rear input shaft seal
OE BMW Manual makes no mention of replacing the lower shock bolt, neither does the Max parts fiche.
I see no purpose unless it was damaged removing it.

If it has the Brown seal there is no need to change if the failure is recent. I have never had an issue with not changing it. Unless you have the proper seal driver (easily made but required) inexperienced hands can do more damage than good.
Old enough to know better....
Young enough to try it again
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