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E39 (1997 - 2003)
The BMW 5-Series (E39 chassis) was introduced in the United States as a 1997 model year car and lasted until the 2004 when the E60 chassis was released. The United States saw several variations including the 525i, 528i, 530i and 540i. -- View the E39 Wiki

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Old 01-26-2015, 08:26 AM
joekitch joekitch is offline
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urethane bushing longevity (ever had to replace one?)

im honestly curious if urethane bushings (like powerflex) have EVER had to be replaced due to age or wear.
i see a couple warnings of squeaking and increased noise/vibration/harshness, but it seems like a lot of that is from improper installation (powerflex has confusing standards for left/right, and people dont seem to use enough copper anti-sieze lubricant)

do they just last forever?
No, i dont have an e39
Yes, i am still searching for an 02-03 540i touring
Or a manual 525i wagon
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:24 AM
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I havent had a problem with mine yet, of corse I've only had them on for around 6k miles.
Dinan F&R strut tower brace, M5 F&R sway bars, Koni Sports, Eibach springs, Powerflex polyurethane bushings, Dinan stage 2 engine software, Stage 1 trans software, Zionsville cooling kit, resonator delete, Dinan exhaust, Dinan throttle body, AFE cai, 18' style 5's, 235/40/18 275/35/18, Ultimate cup holders, rear cup holder delete/coin holder, Hella taillights, clear sides, Depo AE, M5 lip spoiler,
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:35 AM
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I saw on other car forum (non-BMW), someones made their own polyurethane bushing using polyurethane cartridges brought from HD, and those home made polyurethane bushings hold well, the only issue is, it is white color.
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Old 01-26-2015, 09:46 AM
JimLev JimLev is online now
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I made sway bar bushings about 8 years ago before anyone was making them for E39's.
Bought them from Summit Racing then machined them to fit the brackets and bar.
The lube that comes with them is very sticky synthetic grease. It has the consistency of cold molasses.
They don't squeak.
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