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Old 07-02-2019, 12:23 PM
s.m.a.c. s.m.a.c. is offline
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Suspension Mounts, Control arms and Wishbones Assy

Hi guys,

I live in Dubai, and Im about to buy a second hand 6 series (650i or 640i) from 2008-2012, with 70,000 - 120,000 km.

Most 6 series I've seen so far, have had a significant amount of repairs of things like:

- Shock Mounts
- Engine mounts
- Control arm bushes
- Wishbone Assy
- Shock Absorber, Mounts and additional Damper


Is this normal for this car?



Heat and dust in this region is definitely something to consider, and there are quite a lot of speed bumps.. but still.. this doesn't seem normal to me.

I made 50,000 km with a new "simpler" car for 3 years (Hyundai Accent) in Riyadh, a city with roads in much worst condition than in Dubai, and also had enormous speed bumps everywhere, and never had any issue at all with suspension arms, engine mounts etc.. Plus I was taking the car for maintenance at the official dealer.

Any info you can shed on this would be helpful.

Thanks!
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Old 07-02-2019, 01:50 PM
Yardney Yardney is offline
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You say 2008 to 2012. That is 2 totally different cars. One car was made from 2005 to 2010, and the next car was made from 2012-2018. This forum is for the later car. Generally it is not uncommon for various suspension bushing to fail on big heavy cars in the 60k mile range. I have no direct experience yet on the BMW, but it is very common on Mercedes. But you might ask in the forum for the older style car because those generally have higher miles.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:29 AM
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Thanks for the quick reply. I will ask in the for the older style (E63/E64).

Though, actually one of the cars I saw with this kind of issues I mentioned, was already a 2-door convertible (F12 model code) from the model built between 2012-2018.
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:28 PM
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I probably think the bushings need more replacement.
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