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Anyone got any idea what would could a vibration thru out the whole car mainly at higher speeds 

I’ve done wheel buckles, tyres, balancing, callipers, control arms, and discs and pads all round haha 

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Under load it could be the guibo. Get onto a nice smooth bit of road and compare if it's worse with/without any load. Then knock it into neutral and see if it changes. Then gently apply brakes and see if it changes then.

Could also be balancing (you can throw a weight very easily), brake and/or wheel mounting surfaces not cleaned or too heavily copper slipped, or loose wheel bolts.

There are a few other potential causes but I'd do those checks first as over the years I've found a lot of the time that a new symptom is often a result of the last thing that was touched.

 

When is it due an MOT? Does your mechanic let you have a look around under it while it's in the air?

I find that a quick look at bushes, tyres and general condition underneath while the oil is changed is a great way of spotting things for preventative maintenance.

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Get it onto a local BMW indy for a 'health check' usually costs around £50 and they'll let you know anything they pick up on (and check what you've advised)

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Ok morning 

so I’ve had it in a gearbox specialist this morning and they’ve said the front prop shaft bearing is worn and the rear subframe bushes need replacing as that what’s causing the vibration 

would this cause the misfire at 70-80mph? 
thanks again


 

 

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On 30/04/2021 at 13:13, Bfg26 said:

Ok morning 

so I’ve had it in a gearbox specialist this morning and they’ve said the front prop shaft bearing is worn and the rear subframe bushes need replacing as that what’s causing the vibration 

would this cause the misfire at 70-80mph? 
thanks again


 

 
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Nope.

Prop donut/guibo will cause your vibration but the misfire is something else. Front prop bearing? Do they mean on the gearbox output shaft?? Sounds expensive to me. I'd find a garage that also does MOTs to look at it because it's more likely to be the donut in my opinion. Did you happen to tell them that you do high mileage on a regular basis?

 

Regarding the misfire - as I said before, if you can just live with it then do that. I did for 80k miles and nothing got worse or spat its dummy out.

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Ok I’ll just deal with it 

this steering wheel wobble is my next port of call now it’s blooming annoying the hell outta me 60-80mph 

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