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Old 01-11-2015, 06:30 PM
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Thrust Bushings and Front Brakes (2009 e92 335i xdrive)

Hi. Had a few questions that came up regarding my 2009 e92 335i xdrive. I went in for an oil change to a dealer (had a coupon so stealership was competitive pricing). After the oil change the SA came over to me and said there are a few things on your vehicle that need attention. My car has otherwise driven fine and nothing I could tell was off or weird. I bought the car new and aside from a bunch of warranty items and last year paying for the water pump/t-stat the car has been relatively issue free. love the way it drives.

anyway, they said the following:

1) your thurst bushings front and both sides are leaking and need to be replaced. They quoted about $750 for this. I searched around and there is some mention of this online and on forums but not much. anyone have additional thoughts about thrust bushings? Should I just get them done at an indy versus a dealer? I don't feel anything loose when driving/braking/there is no shaking at all of vibration...

2) they also said my front brakes were 2mm and needed replacing along with the rotors. i'm at 57000 miles and have only changed the rear brakes/rotors last winter. The fronts were never changed. However, the computer in the car said about 10,000 miles left before they need replacing so its a bit of a contradiction. Also, I had them measured at another dealier in the winter and they were at 4-5mm at the time so its hard to imagine that they have come down that much but its possible. Why woudln't the condition based computer not register them as low and in nee dof replacing? thoughts? also quoted me about 700-750 for this...

total of 1800 bucks for both jobs after taxes, etc.

3) Should I fix these at the dealership? indy? anyone know of a good indpendent place in the DC, maryland, virginia area that does BMW's?

thanks!
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Old 01-11-2015, 06:59 PM
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1) your thurst bushings front and both sides are leaking and need to be replaced. They quoted about $750 for this. I searched around and there is some mention of this online and on forums but not much. anyone have additional thoughts about thrust bushings? Should I just get them done at an indy versus a dealer? I don't feel anything loose when driving/braking/there is no shaking at all of vibration...

2) they also said my front brakes were 2mm and needed replacing along with the rotors. i'm at 57000 miles and have only changed the rear brakes/rotors last winter. The fronts were never changed. However, the computer in the car said about 10,000 miles left before they need replacing so its a bit of a contradiction. Also, I had them measured at another dealier in the winter and they were at 4-5mm at the time so its hard to imagine that they have come down that much but its possible. Why woudln't the condition based computer not register them as low and in nee dof replacing? thoughts? also quoted me about 700-750 for this...

total of 1800 bucks for both jobs after taxes, etc.

3) Should I fix these at the dealership? indy? anyone know of a good indpendent place in the DC, maryland, virginia area that does BMW's?

1) That price better include a Kinematics alignment! You can do for far less - easy - Google is your friend for DIY procedures - you will need alignment after..


2) If you want it done right....better inspect 'em yourself.

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3) Flush with cash? Money no object? You know what to do.


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Old 01-11-2015, 07:32 PM
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Thanks for the reply. Well DIY used to be feasible until I moved into DC and have no access to tools and have a garage that has no room for work basically. i'll probably due to costs just find a reputable indy but wanted to get some feedback on the thrust bushings...what this means and how long I can drive with it...before i fix it.

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Since it drive the bushings are more involved than if it was just rwd so thats where the added expense comes in for that job. Front brakes seem a little high, I would get some rotors and pads from secs or something and just have an indy install those.
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Since it drive the bushings are more involved than if it was just rwd so thats where the added expense comes in for that job. Front brakes seem a little high, I would get some rotors and pads from secs or something and just have an indy install those.
Bushing replacement for xdrive models is the exact same as it is for non-xDrive.

The only difference is that the front arm locations are swapped
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