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Old 04-30-2009, 09:23 AM
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Originally Posted by mmm635 View Post
...... I cannot really describe the feeling in words, but this is something that should be done on every E39 with over 60K miles, and maybe less in some cases.....

I have 102K on my 1998 528i 5sp, not a single noise from the rear. From speaking with bmw mechanics and volvo rwd (they don't make rwd any more), the REAR wheel bearing, if driven conservatively (no huge potholes etc.) last about 200K or more.

Personally I think 60K is way premature to replace the Rear bearing.

Of course, if one is itchy with his hands, then replace the REAR bearings.
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