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Discussion of BMW's 4th generation E65/E66 7 Series flagship. The E65 generated much controversy, due to its radical styling and iDrive user difficulties. Nonetheless, the E65 broke records to become the best-selling 7-series iteration ever, especially after its 2005 facelift.

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Old 01-25-2013, 05:56 AM
vettedriver986 vettedriver986 is offline
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Mein Auto: 750LI
06 750, steering wheel shake haunts me

For two years I have been trying to track down this stupid steering wheel shake.

Things I have replaced...
Thrust arms
control arms
inner tie rods
outer tie rods
3 different sets of wheels (oem 19's, gray 128s, and now chrome 128s)

I do not know what else to replace. The wheels I am currently using do not need hub rings.
For some reason the shop that originally put the wheels on that I have now put in some cases 13=15 ounces of weight on the wheels for them to balance... At that time the shake was limited to 40-55 or so..

Well this week after putting new wheel bearings on and letting the current shop put ALL BRAND new tires on again, they said that was way too much weight and got it to balance with about 3-5 ounces of weights, the shake is NOW WORSE

now it doesnt matter if I am doing 45 or 75... it still shakes slightly back and forth, and now I also feel it in my seat, which I didnt before...

He did say one wheel still took 8 or 9 ounces of weights in the front.
I have no other suspension parts to replace. I dont know what figure he torqued the wheels down to, but I am sick of driving this car with a steering wheel shake. Any one else have this problem with reproduction 128 wheels?
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