Took the 335xi in for an alignment last week and the tech notified me that the outer tie rods were frozen, even after using a torch. Their quote was $1000. Fuck that noise.
About $200 in replacement inner/outer for both sides, some time on the youtubes and with the Bentley manual, and a beer.
And the big red stain on the garage floor isn’t a crime scene or major power tool catastrophe, just rustoleum.