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Old 03-30-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
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Hi people, on my first BMW and it's not bad. Finding the steering a bit wooly, but apart from that things seem ok. Just done new discs and pads all round for 90 from Euro Car Parts, very reasonable. Not as good a driver as my MX5, but much more practical. Hello to everyone, and any advice appreciated. Car is a BMW 316i SE, 1.9 petrol.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #2
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wooley steering? replace front control arm bushings, and maybe the ball joints. e46 steering should be tight and precise. Ed China would not be happy with wooley steering!

welcome to the forum! i'm an expat myself, from Cumbria.
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #3
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Edd China would not be happy with my handling. Am trying to source front control arms at a reasonable price. There was a previous MOT failure for ball joints so I am assuming these have been done although I can not find an invoice in my paperwork for the car. Have you ever replaced these items and was it a difficult job ?. Am reasonably competent with the spanners so a moderate job would not cause me too many problems. Cheers...
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Old 04-04-2012, 04:45 AM   #4
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Hi.

Could you please re-post your comment, it has not come through at my end..thanks.
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