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Old 03-08-2009, 09:39 AM   #1
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Help Identifying E46 FCAB's

On RealOem Parts, it lists the following for Front Control Arm Busings on the E46:

SET OF BRACKETS WITH RUBBER MOUNTING D=66MM
02/2001 31126757623 ENDED

SET OF BRACKETS WITH RUBBER MOUNTING D=66MM
02/2001 31126777850 ENDED

SET OF BRACKETS WITH RUBBER MOUNTING D=66MM
02/2001 31126783376


The first two have 'ENDED' in the notes section, meaning that the latest ones are '31126783376. All are 66mm so I bascailly want to know the difference between them and if its ok to mix and match.

I have purchased the O/S bushing which I know is the latest one as it came in the box with the part number. On the actual bushing carrier it doesn't have a part number but shows: BMW 6756068 L XXI

I bought another bushing, also O/S, which shows on the part, BMW 6756068 L XVI.

How do you identify which part numbers correspond to which bushings from this information?
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:01 PM   #2
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nobody has any clue?!
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Old 03-10-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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I am pretty sure all of the carriers are the same, they are just redesigned and made newer i think. Any of those will be fine.

I would have thought you would have purchased the pre-pressed bushings, already in the carrier. I bought them from my dealer and I paid around $120 for the whole set - bushings/carriers

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Old 03-14-2009, 05:53 AM   #4
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does anyone know the answer to this without assuming or being 'pretty sure'
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Old 03-14-2009, 08:10 AM   #5
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On RealOem Parts, it lists the following for Front Control Arm Busings on the E46:

SET OF BRACKETS WITH RUBBER MOUNTING D=66MM
02/2001 31126757623 ENDED

SET OF BRACKETS WITH RUBBER MOUNTING D=66MM
02/2001 31126777850 ENDED

SET OF BRACKETS WITH RUBBER MOUNTING D=66MM
02/2001 31126783376


The first two have 'ENDED' in the notes section, meaning that the latest ones are '31126783376. All are 66mm so I bascailly want to know the difference between them and if its ok to mix and match.

I have purchased the O/S bushing which I know is the latest one as it came in the box with the part number. On the actual bushing carrier it doesn't have a part number but shows: BMW 6756068 L XXI

I bought another bushing, also O/S, which shows on the part, BMW 6756068 L XVI.

How do you identify which part numbers correspond to which bushings from this information?
Do this: Call/email Ruben@desertmotorworks, give him your VIN and he will get you the correct parts you need. I highly suggest getting the Meyle HD Arms & Bushings for the wrong. Better quality than OEM plus serviceable balljoints. I just ordered and installed my FCA/B and RTABs. Ruben has great prices.

Edit: Just saw that you are in London and not in the US. This is the right part # if you go with OEM: 31 12 6 783 376

I though again suggest getting Meyle HD over OEM. Not sure who in Europe has this.
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