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Old 07-31-2008, 12:51 PM   #121
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Im not lowered, and dont plan on ever lowering my car, any ideas when I may need to change these items? Should I stick with OEM or go aftermarket? Any suggestions?

What about shock mounts, any other bushings?




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Old 07-31-2008, 01:46 PM   #122
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Im not lowered, and dont plan on ever lowering my car, any ideas when I may need to change these items? Should I stick with OEM or go aftermarket? Any suggestions?

What about shock mounts, any other bushings?







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yeah, OEM is fine, id go Meyle HD on the CA and CAB. RSM, get the RE(Rogue Eng.) unit
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:55 PM   #123
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yeah, OEM is fine, id go Meyle HD on the CA and CAB. RSM, get the RE(Rogue Eng.) unit


Meyle is better than UUC (for the bushings)? Anyone run the UUC with the Meyle?
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Old 07-31-2008, 01:58 PM   #124
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Meyle is better than UUC (for the bushings)? Anyone run the UUC with the Meyle?
the UUC ive noticed is very dependent on how well it was installed. there seems to be a lil trick to them and a few people mess em up and then they pop out.
there's also been a few cases of Meyle bushings or ball joints failing, but i also belive this is directly related to how it was installed.

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im running Meyle Diff bushing, and CA, and Meyle HD CAB, love em, so far no issues. feels the same as it did the day i put em on.
contact Ruben in my sig for more info on em and a sweet price quote.
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Old 07-31-2008, 02:02 PM   #125
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+1 on the Meyle HDs, that's what I'm running and I love them.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:00 PM   #126
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Does everyone in here do the 7000 mile oil change?

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Old 07-31-2008, 03:15 PM   #127
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Don't get me wrong, I would feel bad if my baby didn't get her oil changed every 10-15000km, but has anyone here ever read the article written by ex-ceo of Castrol? He never changed the oil in his cars and called changing oil one of the biggest scams in the history of motoring. Lemme see if I can find it...


Ok, i'ts damn hard to find an English article on this. The ex-ceo's name is Henk de Groot. He's Dutch and I read the article in a Dutch newspaper (actually, it was published in rather a lot of Dutch and Belgian newspapers, but I can hardly find anything on it in English) This is something I found tho, enjoy:


http://oilsaverchip.ca/

I only found this link to a commercial site, searching for info in English, weird.
Sorry mate being a CEO does not mean you are a smart guy.

Take the following example:
Brush your teeth everyday for several days with the same water. Yeah keep the dirty water, don't flush it.
Your teeths will be cleaned everyday but debris and other previous liquids and all sort of bacterias will remain in your mouth, altering your gum on the long term, making it weaker and making your teeths for sensible too due to infections. You will still be able to eat but your teeths and gum and tongue will accumulate sh*itty stuffs.

That is the same for a car. All the liquids of a car are like the food you put in your stomach.
Eat chocolate and drink coca-cola, you will remain alive for many years, but yuor body will be in a pretty bad shape. You will accumulate sugar, grease...

Got the big picture?

When you flush your oil, this is the same, debris all over, very dark color, not as liquid as it used to be, and therefore, making moving parts more difficult to moe over. They will keep moving for a while. But you are damaging your engine.

Have you not ever noticed when you change oil, air filter and other stuffs like that that your car runs a lot smoother?

F*ck that CEO and all the d*umbass who claim all car's liquids are lifetime
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:30 PM   #128
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I will stick with what BMW, the manufacturer is saying. who knows more about the car than the people who designed and build the car themselves.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:39 PM   #129
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thanks kpeng!

only thing missing is information for the manual transmission guys
I plan on doing mine at 35k...shifter is getting a little stiff and balky.

30-35k miles is what I've always understood to be "proper". I'm going to give Redline D4ATF a try.
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Old 07-31-2008, 03:51 PM   #130
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old BMW tech trick, turpentine.
im running Meyle Diff bushing, and CA, and Meyle HD CAB, love em, so far no issues. feels the same as it did the day i put em on.
contact Ruben in my sig for more info on em and a sweet price quote.
Just for clarification......the control arms dont come with the HD control arm bushings? Whats the difference between the HD bushing and the one that comes with the CA?

Thanks guys!

Definitely need to change my transmission bushings too....does anyone make an aftermarket/better bushing than the OEM one?
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I will stick with what BMW, the manufacturer is saying. who knows more about the car than the people who designed and build the car themselves.
So what, you're saying you are going to stick with 15,000 mile oil change intervals and "lifetime" fluids on the rest of your car?



Let me just say, I just hit 55,000 and my tranny fluid was BLACK, I will be changing that every 30,000-40,000 miles from now on. Changing the oil every 7-8,000 is just good preventative care

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You guys can argue all u want about oil changes, I'm sticking to 7-7.5k.

Anyway, for the one about HD bushings, I think the HD has a slightly more dense rubber that its made of.

Now get this, when we say. CA-control arm
CAB-control arm bushing
FCAB-front CAB
Uuc and lehmfoler, and meyle all make CAB, but only lehmfoler and Meyle make CAs. As far as this here discussion is concerned.
Clear now?
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Find the "Ban yourself" button and never come back for saying such stupid things smart boy!
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You guys can argue all u want about oil changes, I'm sticking to 7-7.5k.

Anyway, for the one about HD bushings, I think the HD has a slightly more dense rubber that its made of.

Now get this, when we say. CA-control arm
CAB-control arm bushing
FCAB-front CAB
Uuc and lehmfoler, and meyle all make CAB, but only lehmfoler and Meyle make CAs. As far as this here discussion is concerned.
Clear now?


Thank you good sir, all clear

.....and RSM's are rear shock mounts, correct?
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:25 PM   #135
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Yes, please do, and be sure to post updates as your mileage hits 6 figures, and pics of your head when they change your valve cover gasket.
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Yes, RSM is rear shock mount.
RTAB-rear trailing arm bushing
RTA- rear trailing arm

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Yes, RSM is rear shock mount.
RTAB-rear trailing arm bushing
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Thanks again---I PM'd Desert.....I just need to know which bushings to replace if Im getting a clunking sound when I depress the clutch in 1st and 2nd.....tranny? dif? RSM?
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Does it sound like a thump. Kinda like an amp being unplugged.
Is it when you let the clutch out for 1st, and reverse. And sometimes from 1st to 2nd.
If so. Its the diff bushing.

Have someone you trust go in the car, door open, then look behind the driver rear wheel, by the sway bar, at the dif. Then have em let the clutch out from 1st to R with the e-brake up.
If you see the diff move then you def know for sure. And Meyle has a HD diff bushing too, I have one. Its a biatch to install, and you're looking at $300-$400 in labor for a $45 bushing.

If its not those symptoms, tell me more desrcibe it in detail.
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Does it sound like a thump. Kinda like an amp being unplugged.
Is it when you let the clutch out for 1st, and reverse. And sometimes from 1st to 2nd.
If so. Its the diff bushing.

Have someone you trust go in the car, door open, then look behind the driver rear wheel, by the sway bar, at the dif. Then have em let the clutch out from 1st to R with the e-brake up.
If you see the diff move then you def know for sure. And Meyle has a HD diff bushing too, I have one. Its a biatch to install, and you're looking at $300-$400 in labor for a $45 bushing.

If its not those symptoms, tell me more desrcibe it in detail.


I will definitely look into it with that knowledge in-hand

Damn though.....$400 for a bushing

Is it just as expensive for labor on other bushings? Say, the tranny, RSM, etc?
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