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    The right side is always the right side.

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    All so you can have the steering on the wrong side

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    Thanks Myles. I will try and remove part of the steering column, but I dont like the idea of doing that.

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    At least you don't have a manual. I had to disconnect the clutch pedal and swing it up out of the way, then remove part of the steering column and also press the brake pedal in. Was a horrible job. You can loosen the two mounting bolts for the hvac box so that you move it just a touch and that helps to get the sword back into the hole. Good luck

    Mahalo from hawaii!

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    Ha, Interesting though ...it only takes me about 30 seconds to remove and replace my sword . Don't know of anything else on these Bimmers that causes a conflict with a left side drive...do you

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    its easy to remove that bit of the steering column. Undoo the colar nut and the two nuts at the other end of the section and jiggle it around until you can get it out. You wont have any problems getting the steering wheel aligned again because you can only have it right or 180deg out.

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    heh. The right side is never the right side on a BMW. The brakes, the turbo, the sword, the damn microfilter... German engineers have no mercy for the English speakers. Amercians are just lucky they chose to move to the left! It helps them avoid the wrath that Germany keeps wreaking on the Gods of Darkness from the other side of the channel.

    They will never forgive the Brits for Lucas, Leyland, Reliant and all the other engineering abominations and the fact that the Germans lost the war despite being consistently mechanically superior...

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    Quote Originally Posted by genphreak View Post
    They will never forgive the Brits for Lucas, Leyland, Reliant and all the other engineering abominations and the fact that the Germans lost the war despite being consistently mechanically superior...
    Apart from maybe an M5 you would pay more for a Reliant Scimitar than an
    E34. Well you would if you really wanted one IIRC the Brits won the war on the western front cos we had a lot of help. The germans lost it on the eastern front cos they had the wrong sort of boots and their precision guns froze up. Napoleon made the rest of Europe drive on the right. We told him to fu...er... no we wont. IIRC different parts of Canada, Spain and Austria drove on different sides of the road at the same time. That must have been jolly. None of this helps Kris and for that I apologise

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    Okay I did it, moved the steering wheel forward so the bolts on the coupling were off

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_PbK4nFh90Kc/TB...0/IMG_6442.JPG

    then you install the sword while moving the steering shaft out of the way

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_PbK4nFh90Kc/TB...0/IMG_6445.JPG

    http://lh3.ggpht.com/_PbK4nFh90Kc/TB...0/IMG_6449.JPG

    then push the steering wheel forward and do up the nuts on the steering coupling.

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    Nice one mate, looks like you could fit a microfilter in there without needing the ulttrarare split version... Hmm.

    Must try.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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