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Front wheel bearing replace 23i

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Front wheel bearing replace 23i

Post by flybobbie » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:43 pm

Anyone contemplating this, what i did.
Tools needed in picture, M18 socket for caliper and bearing mount bolts.
Remove caliper and disc (M5? allen key), then bolts can be got at without any further dismantling.
I needed to use the blow lamp to expand the metal to loosen bolts, they are tight.
Best to remove the dsc sensor first.
Also, remove the two fwd bolts first, then the rears, otherwise you get the M18 socket trapped behind the shock absorber.
A lot of twisting the steering left and right.
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Front wheel bearing replace 23i

Post by mkinternet » Wed Sep 15, 2021 11:44 am

I replaced mine a few months ago and I must admit the bolts are tight. I used a breaker bar instead of a blow torch as it seemed a "kinder" way to go (not that bolts have feelings, but you know what I mean!!!).
E89 - 3.0i Auto 2010
Bilstein B8 with Eibach Springs
Wiechers Front Strut Brace
19” MAK LUFT Wheels
H&R Sway Bars (Front and Rear)
Royals Steering Wheel

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Front wheel bearing replace 23i

Post by flybobbie » Fri Sep 17, 2021 8:29 am

I was seeing dsc sensor plausibility codes 5EAC and 5E96 on obd for some time, these have now gone.

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