How To Remove BMW Stock Exhaust Tips
Got a BMW? Awesome! Want to learn how to remove BMW stock exhaust tips the proper way so you can clean them or replace them? Not a problem. Here are a few videos that will get your DIY juices flowing on how put your best foot forward and pop-them-thangs-off.
In the video above, Omer Duli walks you through on how to remove BMW stock exhaust tips properly on a BMW; its the true “mechanic’s” approach. Please note that this method would apply to other car manufactures as well. However, you may not have immediate access to some of the tools mentioned in these videos, which is fine because we’ve provided Amazon links to the respective tools used in this hack.
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The video does a great job of visualizing and explaining what needs to happen. One thing that Omer doesn’t show, is where the Gear Puller pin (black point of tool) is stopping into the exhaust hole to brace it self. But that’s OK because we found another DIY: Stock exhaust tip removal using puller method on Bimmerpost that showcases it in more detail; using pictures of course. You can see here that psuwcc112 uses blocks of wood that are inserted in the exhaust hole for the gear puller pin to brace/stop itself into.
Now, in the featured video above, we showed you how to remove BMW stock exhaust tips the professional way. Now lets look at some less conventional approaches to remove the exhaust tips that also work.
In the video below by Applause Ndlovu, he uses an oil filter wrench tool, to remove the tips. One thing to keep in mind is that the metal to metal contact during removal (twisting) may be to abrasive and scratch the tips. No body wants to have scratched tips; NO BODY, BUDDY!
Instead of tho oil can wrench, we recommend a Rubber Strap Wrench which does the same job; literally (with English accent). Additionally, the rubber band holds a tighter grip to the tips and does not scratch them when twisting. However, should you feel compelled to use an oil filter wrench tool because you can double down on the oil filter removal, by all means go for it. You can get the oil filter wrench tool from Amazon.
Now, if you don’t have a gear puller, rubber strap wrench or oil filter wrench, not to worry. Some household items would do the trick. In the video below by JHP_Dynamics he uses a rather true DIY approach; a hammer, piece of wood and WD40 to remove BMW stock exhaust tips.
We have yet to try this method, but it looks like it may just work (watch out for that WD40 getting everywhere though!!). If you pay attention to that last exhaust tip being installed, it seemed as it slid on pretty easy. If we had to venture a guess, that’s probably because of the WD40 residue, which probably wasn’t cleaned off thoroughly, so the exhaust tip just slid on with barely any force at all.
With constant vibration from the road, paired with a few hard bumps, that tip may find itself on the ground somewhere (lets hope not). We’re not knocking JHP_Dynamics approach at all, just providing some caution when using lubricants to dislodge touching metals.
Hope you enjoined this how to remove BMW stock exhaust tips exhaust DIY hack tutorial. Have something to say? We’d love to hear your comments below. CHEERIO!
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