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The sixth generation of the BMW 5 Series Sedan (F10) was produced from 2011 - 2016 with LCI updates arriving in 2014. In the US BMW offered a hatchback 5 Series Gran Truismo (F07) and the rest of the world also go a Station Wagon/Touring version F11.

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Old 07-09-2019, 07:42 PM
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Rear rubber mount for rear diff

2014 550 IX M sport

Dealer says REAR RUBBER MOUNT FOR REAR DIFF BROKEN

Am I suppose to feel a difference in the drivability ?
Does anyone know what the symptoms might be ?
what is the long term affect if driven ?

Cost will be around $1,140 at dealership to fix. I assume that's a a big job for them
Thank in advance for any comments
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Old 07-10-2019, 12:25 PM
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I had the same diagnosis about two months ago after I took my car to the dealer for some warranty repairs. They quoted me $1350 to replace the bushing as it was not covered under my CPO warranty. I declined the repair. When I left the dealer I did not notice any difference in the car's handling. After reading about it later I understand when the time comes for the bushing to be replaced, a clunking sound will most likely be heard when the car changes gears.

A couple weeks later I took the car to my independent. He checked and said the bushing did have a very small crack in it. However, replacing the bushing was not something that needed to be done immediately. They did not seem too concerned and told told me to come back periodically and they would check it for me. When it does need to be replaced they would charge me $750.00. This price is a bit high for an independent. Mine is not the least expensive in the world, although he is extremely reliable, trustworthy and fast.

I would never take my car to a stealer for an out of warranty repair unless I had no other choice. I would recommend you take the car to a reliable independent to confirm the issue and replace the bushing if absolutely necessary. You will save a lot of money.
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Old 07-10-2019, 02:50 PM
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Old 07-10-2019, 03:19 PM
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There are actually two bushings not one that hold the differential in place. If one has cracks in it, the second is not far behind. Most of the cost is in labor so if replacing do both.
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There are actually two bushings not one that hold the differential in place. If one has cracks in it, the second is not far behind. Most of the cost is in labor so if replacing do both.
3 bushings: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=33_1454

However, the front one requires a ton of work to get to.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:54 PM
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3 bushings: https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/sho...diagId=33_1454

However, the front one requires a ton of work to get to.
Still two as per your diagram: #8 and #11.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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Still two as per your diagram: #8 and #11.
There is 2 x #8 Left and Right

I did have my orientation wrong. #11 is the "easy one", the two # 8's are harder to get to.
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