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  1. X3 E83 (2004 - 2010)
    Back story. We have a 2006 X3 that has served us well with only minor issues for the last 9 or so years. Most of them I have done myself with little problem usually by finding a diy guide or using past experience work on other cars. Current Issue. I found my thrust arm bushing and I suspect...
  2. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    Replacing both tomorrow and seem to have two problems --- First, is I got this from the BMW Workshop Manual, and I can't figure out what this means: "Tightening torque 31 12 6AZ" See below, to see where they used this for the control arm. It shows the format and the other torque...
  3. 7 Series - E65 / E66 (2002 - 2008)
    I was hoping someone could help out on an annoying clunk on my 2002 745i. When I hit the brakes sharply at any speed, I can hear and feel a thud on my front left corner of my suspension. You can visually see the tire move back an inch or two when this happens. So here is the funny part, there...
  4. E60 / E61 (2004 - 2010)
    OK, had the front, passenger wheel off to check my new (to me) 2008 528i. There is a small arm (1/4" X 8" maybe) attached to what I think is the thrust arm. It is flimsy and has lots of play. It is very light duty. It goes under a plastic cover. PUlled off one bolt to look behind the...
  5. Tools and Miscellaneous
    Original BMW press kit for thrust arm bushings. Makes the job much easier compared to homebrew alternatives. Used to replace two bushings. Since I have Powerflexes now, I won't need the kit anymore. Read all about the process here: http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233926...
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