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  1. Hi Does anyone have a list of the suspension bushes for a 2008 e61 front and rear with their part numbers? Thanks
  2. My beloved '08 E61 525d (2993cc), 165k miles is about to fail its' first MOT on rear lower suspension arm bushes, which the stealer tell me only come with new arms, which are over £600 each. Has anyone replaced the bushes (OEM is Lemforder) in these arms? RealOEM tell me the BMW part nos for the arms are 33326758713 and 14 for the arms, apparently these fit? <a href="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-X5-E53-1999-2007-REAR-AXLE-SWING-ARM-LOWER-TRAILING-ARM-BUSHING-KIT-/301985811949?fits=Car+Make%3ABMW%7CModel%3A5+Series%7CCars+Year%3A2008%7CPlat_Gen%3AE61%7CCars+Type%3A525d&hash=item464fc1cded:g:KhcAAMXQVT9TCMOn#vi-ilComp">ebay bushes</a> This has caused excessive wear on the inside edge of all four tyres, so it has to be done - tyres need replaced which I will get done if the car is a viable concern. BMW dealer are saying it's uneconomic to repair the car given the glowplug control unit fault and likely DPF (£1400) replacement on top of this... or £600 for a pattern DPF.
  3. Failed MOT on bushes!

    Hi Guys! It's been a while since I posted - it's been a difficult few months, but Brutus (my 04 reg E61) is still keeping me smiling every time I drive him! But....he failed his MOT on bushes - specifically the Rear upper link arm and Front axle lower rear link arm. The Garage quoted me almost £300 to supply and fit - that's not even BMW OEM parts! With a free re-test of course! I managed to buy the same parts online for £90 and I'm hoping to do the work myself to save me some pennies (my Mrs is livid - I only bought the car in June!) My question is: I have rebuilt some cars in the past - is changing these a big thing to do DIY on the driveway with some axle-stands and a decent torque-wrench or something I should get the mechanics to do? How long does the job take for a competent DIYer and how long for a garage? Any help would be appreciated!! Thanks in advance! FakeBob
  4. hi i have a 2009 E61 520d that has now done 110k miles. Ride has been fine until recently when i have noticed it become less composed on uneven roads and most recently when i can feel the front wheels kind of drum and pull the steering when going over rough sections of road or pot holes an MOT a while back reported slight misting of oil on one of the shocks - as an advisory - and another mentioned slight softness of anti-dive bushes - again advisory - but nothing on subsequent ones. has been my plan to do a bit of a refresh to seem me through another year of ownership - without going overboard as the car is just for economical motoring my questions are as follows 1, who has fitted the inexpensive shocks from places like Euro-car Parts - and are they any good - plese share your experiences 2, what else is worth doing at the same time - i see some of these parts are referred to with different names - so would be really handy if someone could post the parts diagram so we know which parts we are talking about 3, does the geometry need setting up after fitting shocks - and other bits - if so is it easy enough for any competent mechanic - or does it need a BMW specialist 4, anything else i should know ? much appreciated! garz
  5. Despite just about every single bush in my front & rear suspension being swapped with lovely Powerflex alternatives, I was getting a really odd creak / squeak from the driver's side rear at all speeds. Whilst there was no play in the suspension and everything appeared to be sitting right, it looks as though the rear subframe mounting point has 'sunk' slightly into the floor of the chassis, so I'm going to have it cut out, welded and sorted - really wanted to avoid serious welding but needs must :-/
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