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Thread: OK, taking her in.

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    Default OK, taking her in.

    Need an oil change, too lazy to do it myself.

    While it's in, they'll

    1 - change the oil.

    2 - reset the service indicator

    3 - reset the SRS light (hooray!)

    4 - check out the drive shaft -> replace the guibo if needed

    5 - check the bearings (getting some intermittent growling at lower speeds)

    If the bearings are going, how much of a pain in the ass are they to replace? BMA makes reference to a special puller tool and 214 ft/lbs of torque ... maybe I should just pay the shop to do it..?

    TIA.

    -Zak-
    1995 525iM - 131k - Alternator play, broken s-belt
    1995 525iA - 147k - Tensioner weirdness, broken s-belt
    2001 Intgra GS-R - 130k - spun bearing
    2002 Honda Odyssey - 80k - fragged transmission

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    This is the dealership I assume? How much did they quote you to reset the SRS alone? Just wondering...

    Present: Black 1995 525i | Past: Red 1989 535i; Black 1985 535i

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    some people can actually afford dealer service, the problems I find disturbing is that the dealer is the best place to **** your **** up.
    Quote Originally Posted by SchnellE34
    This is the dealership I assume? How much did they quote you to reset the SRS alone? Just wondering...
    95 E34 530I V2.17
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    you mean the rear or front wheel bearings or the driveshaft center bearing?

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    Front wheel bearings are cake.

    It took ~ 1 hour for me to do them.


    I have 2 new dust shields if you need them...just pay for postage + $5.


    To be more specific.

    DUST PROTECTION COLLAR D=83MM 2 31211136466
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    im having the dealer pull them right now (not gonne move no matter how hard i tried), hopefully i should get the strut assembleys back tomorrow sans bearings and upper mount.

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    Nope, local indy. Nashville Autohaus, if anyone's interested; they're honest, quick, know their stuff, and not too expensive.
    1995 525iM - 131k - Alternator play, broken s-belt
    1995 525iA - 147k - Tensioner weirdness, broken s-belt
    2001 Intgra GS-R - 130k - spun bearing
    2002 Honda Odyssey - 80k - fragged transmission

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    Front wheels. Hopefully the center bearing on the shaft is ok.
    1995 525iM - 131k - Alternator play, broken s-belt
    1995 525iA - 147k - Tensioner weirdness, broken s-belt
    2001 Intgra GS-R - 130k - spun bearing
    2002 Honda Odyssey - 80k - fragged transmission

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    I may take you up on that. I'll let you know later today.
    1995 525iM - 131k - Alternator play, broken s-belt
    1995 525iA - 147k - Tensioner weirdness, broken s-belt
    2001 Intgra GS-R - 130k - spun bearing
    2002 Honda Odyssey - 80k - fragged transmission

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    The only difficult thing about the front wheel bearings are the torque specs. I also lucked out and picked up a 3/4 drive socket and breaker bar that fit the nut. A 6 foot length of pipe on the breaker bar took it right off.
    Ramon
    1994 540iA Nikasil EAT Chip
    Tampa Bay, Florida USA

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