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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 08-27-2009, 02:39 AM
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So uhh, bearings, eh?

Been getting a vibration feel/hum coming from my front passenger wheel. Only comes on when I'm going 40+, gets REALLY ugly when I'm going about 80. I took the wheel off and spun the rotor and it sounds crunchy, kind of like when the bearings on your bike go bad. I'm pretty 100% sure it's the wheel bearings. Is this a DIY or should I man up and take it to the mech?
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Old 08-27-2009, 03:30 AM
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Been getting a vibration feel/hum coming from my front passenger wheel. Only comes on when I'm going 40+, gets REALLY ugly when I'm going about 80. I took the wheel off and spun the rotor and it sounds crunchy, kind of like when the bearings on your bike go bad. I'm pretty 100% sure it's the wheel bearings. Should i man up and do a DIY or should I take it to the mech?
Fixed.

ive done the rears and they are apparently harder than the fronts (havent done the fronts before though). you can do it!
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Old 08-27-2009, 05:57 AM
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you can do most the work yourself. the only time you should need someone else to help you, is removing and installing the bearing itself. they tend to rust in after 20 years, and are hard to get out.
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Old 08-27-2009, 10:14 PM
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Sweet.

Hate to be a pest but here's a part I looked up, is this it? https://www.autohausaz.com/search/pr...heel%20Bearing

I've been searching the forum, should I get a Bentley manual for this. Or it's a little tutorial online? I'm just paranoid haha, don't want to drive on the freeway then the freakin wheel falls off, LOL. Btw thanks guys
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thats the rear bearing,^

heres a DIY for the front bearing
http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...eplacement.htm
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:26 AM
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thats the rear bearing,^

heres a DIY for the front bearing
http://www.pelicanparts.com/bmw/tech...eplacement.htm
Omfg you're badass! lol. That site is sweet, lots of articles :|.........

Thanks a bunch guys!!! Can't wait to purr down the highway once again.
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