(Advertising options)
Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234
Results 31 to 39 of 39
  1. #31
    hkhdbst's Avatar
    hkhdbst is offline New to BMW.SG!
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    19
    Points
    3,270
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    So you only change it when it starts giving some noise or when the car starts to vibrate. Do you change it based on recommendation by the workshop when there are no symptoms yet?

    Thanks.

  2. #32
    davidtch's Avatar
    davidtch is offline Blistering Quick
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience PointsSocial
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Somewhere along Kallang River
    Posts
    3,598
    Points
    24,512
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    669
    Thanked 251 Times in 223 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Quote Originally Posted by hkhdbst View Post
    So you only change it when it starts giving some noise or when the car starts to vibrate. Do you change it based on recommendation by the workshop when there are no symptoms yet?

    Thanks.
    Why do car vibrate when arm bush wear out?

    Why do ws recommend a change?

  3. #33
    eddienike's Avatar
    eddienike is offline Cruising Along...
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    336
    Points
    3,429
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    The control arms holds your wheels and tires to the chassis of the car.
    This is to allows the wheels to go up and down when hitting bumps while staying straight and perpendicular to the road.

    Therefore a worn out bushings from the control arms will cause some instability in corner/bend especially if is uneven.

    Damage? $480 for front control arms + labour + alignment from site sponsor .

  4. #34
    hkhdbst's Avatar
    hkhdbst is offline New to BMW.SG!
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    19
    Points
    3,270
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Quote Originally Posted by davidtch View Post
    Why do car vibrate when arm bush wear out?

    Why do ws recommend a change?
    Thanks. Just a little vibration sometimes around 80 to 100 km/h.

    WS says worn out, but my mileage only about 50k, so fast.

  5. #35
    hkhdbst's Avatar
    hkhdbst is offline New to BMW.SG!
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    19
    Points
    3,270
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Quote Originally Posted by eddienike View Post
    The control arms holds your wheels and tires to the chassis of the car.
    This is to allows the wheels to go up and down when hitting bumps while staying straight and perpendicular to the road.

    Therefore a worn out bushings from the control arms will cause some instability in corner/bend especially if is uneven.

    Damage? $480 for front control arms + labour + alignment from site sponsor .
    Thanks. So $480 all in to change the front control arms or only for the control arms. Where did you change it?

    Does it worn out very often? My mileage only 50k.

  6. #36
    davidtch's Avatar
    davidtch is offline Blistering Quick
    Overall activity: 23.0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran10000 Experience PointsSocial
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Somewhere along Kallang River
    Posts
    3,598
    Points
    24,512
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    669
    Thanked 251 Times in 223 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Quote Originally Posted by hkhdbst View Post
    Thanks. Just a little vibration sometimes around 80 to 100 km/h.

    WS says worn out, but my mileage only about 50k, so fast.
    Do u mean steering vibrate? If yes, check wheel balancing 1st.

    The symptom for worn control arm is tok tok sound when u drive thru uneven road or hump.

  7. #37
    eddienike's Avatar
    eddienike is offline Cruising Along...
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1 year registered1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Posts
    336
    Points
    3,429
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    27
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Quote Originally Posted by hkhdbst View Post
    Thanks. So $480 all in to change the front control arms or only for the control arms. Where did you change it?

    Does it worn out very often? My mileage only 50k.
    No problem. Yes, is all in.

    I intend to do alignment and the workshop also spotted my front lower arm bushing having sign of wear therefore is wiser to change so that can save another alignment cost.

    PM sent for the workshop name.

  8. #38
    Wh0cArEs's Avatar
    Wh0cArEs is offline Cruising Along...
    Overall activity: 2.0%
    Achievements:
    1000 Experience PointsVeteran
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    451
    Points
    4,373
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 25 Times in 20 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Quote Originally Posted by eddienike View Post
    No problem. Yes, is all in.

    I intend to do alignment and the workshop also spotted my front lower arm bushing having sign of wear therefore is wiser to change so that can save another alignment cost.

    PM sent for the workshop name.
    FYI, u dun need to do alignment if u just change out the bushing

  9. #39
    redwatermelon's Avatar
    redwatermelon is offline Ignition On
    Overall activity: 0%
    Achievements:
    Veteran1000 Experience Points
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    55
    Points
    4,405
    Level
    1
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    Re: lower control arm

    Anyone know how much to change both upper and lower control arm bushings for E60 ? I was told mine cracked ?

Page 4 of 4 FirstFirst 1234

Similar Threads

  1. World Premiere - The New BMW M5
    By Leica in forum BMW 5 Series [F10/F11/F07/M5] (2010-Present)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 24-06-2011, 12:44 PM
  2. The All-New BMW 650i Coupe. The second new 6 Series Model Breaks Cover.
    By Leica in forum BMW 6 Series [F12/F13/F06/M6] (2011–Present)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 22-03-2011, 11:18 PM
  3. The BMW Gran Turismo arrives in Singapore
    By Leica in forum BMW News and Updates
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 05-08-2010, 08:31 PM
  4. Who's in? BMW X6
    By ryan in forum BMW X6 Series [E71/X6M] (2008-Present)
    Replies: 47
    Last Post: 12-07-2009, 02:35 PM
  5. DHL plane hit by missile incident
    By Mockngbrd in forum The Lounge
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 12-05-2007, 10:18 PM

Members who have read this thread: 6

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •