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BMW E60 Repair Shop

BMW E60 Repair Shop

BMW E60 repair and maintenance on the  are very common for us to see in our shop. Whether it be for brake repair, oil leaks, or severe engine problems, we can fix it all! The BMW E60 was the designated title given to the 5-series that was produced by BMW from 2003-2010. The E60 was the name given for the 5-series sedan models, and the E61 was the title given for the wagon version of the same platform. In 2005 BMW introduced the E60 M5 model. Over time we have found a few common issues associated with the BMW E60 models. Oil Leak on a BMW E60 The BMW E60 is known to suffer from common oil leaks. The areas that we see oil leaks on these BMWs are the oil pan gasket, valve cover gasket, and the oil filter housing. Thrust Arm Bushings on BMW E60 Failed front thrust arm bushings are common on the BMW E60 and replacing these can make a huge difference on heavier cars like these. When we replace front thrust arm bushings, we install solid rubber that usually lasts longer than the OEM ... read more

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What Do BMW Thrust Arm Bushings Do?

BMW Thrust Arm Bushings are responsible for dampening most of the back-and-forth movement of the front wheels of your BMW and provide stability when braking. When they wear out, they can make clunking sounds as you hit the brakes and can also cause a vibration. The bushings contain oil-filled rubber mounts that over time can weaken and crack, resulting in a sloppy quality or steering wheel vibration while going over bumps. If you’re curious whether your Thrust Arm Bushings are bad, have someone stand outside of the car (at a safe distance) and hit the brakes to decelerate. When thrust arm bushings go bad, you can visibly see that the wheel will move forward or backward instead of remaining stable while coming to a stop

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