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Old 10-30-2009, 07:35 AM   #1
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Question E46 330ci - What to change, bearing or hub?

I have just been looking at price for a new bearing as my rear drivers needs replacing, and they come in around 32 each. A hub is around 50 each.

Quaestion is, due to the labour involved would it be easier to change the hub or bearing? Discuss
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:15 PM   #2
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If the hub includes the bearing (I don't think it does) then 18euro might be worth the trouble saved.

Personally, I'm planning to replace the bearings and the hubs when my rear bearings go.
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Old 10-31-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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If you are looking for less work, then buy the hub (it's actually called the drive flange). That way, you don't have to remove the outer race on the drive flange. unless your bearing is really really bad, the drive flange is probably OK. The 330 has the same rear bearing as an M3 and it's a pretty heavy duty unit as compared to the 2wd 323/325/328. If it was mine, I'd just change the bearing.
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