I recently purchased a 2006 Mini Cooper S and found out that the front cv axles were busted. I took them out but now I need to put new ones back in. I have two problems right now:
1) Should I go to a salvage yard to get my axles or should I buy some from amazon? Is the salvage yard reliable enough or not?
2) The axle has a carrier bearing that is supposed to attach to the engine, but since I don't have an engine, I'm wondering what I'm supposed to do. How have other EV converters done it? Can I possibly not attach the carrier bearing at all? Any feedback is welcomed.
Here's a picture of the carrier bearing (right, zoomed in) and the axles (left, zoomed out) I will end up using:
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