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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 07-17-2013, 09:53 AM   #1
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Issue with turner motorsport camber plates

Hey Guys

I bought a used E46 M3 with Bilstein PSS10 and turner motorsport camber plates in the front.

Problem i'm having is the camber plate bearings are worn and when I turn the steering wheel there is a grinding noise.

New plates are pretty expensive- anyone have any idea for a cheaper alternative? I could even use stock PSS10 top hats but I never got them with the car.

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Old 07-17-2013, 11:33 AM   #2
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Did you have to assemble them before putting them in? There should be a washer between the spring hat and the bottom of the plate to allow it to turn smoothly. I have seen this happen with the results you are describing. I also did it on my own car with spec e30 plates from Ireland engineering. The correct washer took care of it. I would be surprised if the bearing actually went bad unless they were subject to a lot of water and rusted.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:24 AM   #3
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Check your assembly. Make sure it is all correct.

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Old 07-18-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Just checked. Seems to be installed correctly.

Should I spray some grease into that area?

Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-18-2013, 01:14 PM   #5
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Keep in mind, these plates use the factory bearing / spring hat. (See diagram above.) They do fail. Replacements are about 12.00 each. BMW Part # 31331090612


http://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-11...m3-e60-m5.aspx
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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replacing the factory bearings fixed my problem. Thank you for your help
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:33 PM   #7
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Great news.
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Old 07-25-2013, 05:39 PM   #8
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Nevermind noise is back.

Upon further inspection it looks like the bearings in the camber plates are seized. Is there any way to unsieze them? Are they replaceable?
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Old 07-26-2013, 08:17 AM   #9
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Nevermind noise is back.

Upon further inspection it looks like the bearings in the camber plates are seized. Is there any way to unsieze them? Are they replaceable?
Yes, replacement parts are available. Just give us a call. 800 280-6966 x 1

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Old 07-26-2013, 09:10 AM   #10
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Old 08-03-2013, 06:09 PM   #11
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I just installed my TMS plates and love them. Great customer service!
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