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Old 02-25-2013, 03:18 PM   #26
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Well, I called another BMW dealer and it appears that mcopenha is correct as he points out in his DIY that the new bushings are in fact offset. mcopenha mentions that when the old bushings are taken off and inspected, it looks like the C/A holes are dead center but that is probably because they are worn.

Jeepo asked me if I got a BMW part number from the dealer that told me that there was a bushing with the hole dead center. I didn't ask at the time but called that dealer back and asked for it. Guess what... he couldn't find that part number.

The bottom line is that the last dealer pulled a bushing off their shelves and told me that they are offset. He gave me part number 31129063163 which realoem verifies as being correct for my car.

I'm going to install what I've got and be done with it. If they're wrong, it's nothing that 5 gallons of gasoline and a match wont fix.

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