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Old 02-23-2015, 08:54 AM
oRIDDLERo oRIDDLERo is offline
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Upper and lower control arm bushings need to be replaced

All of the front bushings on my 2006 650i with 105k miles are completely shot and need to be replaced.

I read a great post here on pressing the original ones out with a gear puller, but I am thinking i will just replace the arms and bushing as complete, new parts if the price difference is not huge.

Any recommendations on parts? Ive heard some people recommend EACTuning parts, but the site seems to be down.

Looking at the diagram I think it might make sense to press new bushings into the front, lower controll arms, and replace the front, upper controll arm as a whole unit. If I replace just the bushing on the front lower control arm, will the ball joint just die in another 20k miles?


What exactly will i need to tackle this?

Thanks!

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Old 02-24-2015, 08:17 AM
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it's ecstuning and the site is up. I just placed a second order. First was my oil pressure switch, during that replacement I found the auxiliary fan switch was leaking as well. Sigh...
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:29 AM
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it's ecstuning and the site is up. I just placed a second order. First was my oil pressure switch, during that replacement I found the auxiliary fan switch was leaking as well. Sigh...
How bad was the leak on the oil pressure switch? Did you have other oil leaks as well?
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:04 AM
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How bad was the leak on the oil pressure switch? Did you have other oil leaks as well?
The leak was not bad at all. Had to live with the leak for about a week and didn't lose more than a quarter of a quart during that time. No other oil leaks. /Knocks on wood
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