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      07-20-2020, 09:58 PM   #34
slowbart
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Hi,

Did you get this fixed in the end? If so do you mind advising the labour cost?

Seems that the "special tool" required is part of a kit including a measuring device so costs $$$ - I assume only a dealer would have this tool. However I've asked my local shop if they can do it - waiting to get a response.
As previously mentioned the part ranges from $80-100 depending on your bmw dealer (I got mine for about half from the US). There are a range of special tools required depending on how professionally you want to do this. The basic removal/install tool you can get on eBay from the UK but its not cheap with the shipping (approx $70).

I was fortunate and my local indy mechanic in Canberra had all the specialist gear required. It was $440 of labour. They also did a wheel alignment afterwards (unsure if necessary).
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Originally Posted by Finny View Post
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Originally Posted by slowbart View Post
Hi,

Did you get this fixed in the end? If so do you mind advising the labour cost?

Seems that the "special tool" required is part of a kit including a measuring device so costs $$$ - I assume only a dealer would have this tool. However I've asked my local shop if they can do it - waiting to get a response.
As previously mentioned the part ranges from $80-100 depending on your bmw dealer (I got mine for about half from the US). There are a range of special tools required depending on how professionally you want to do this. The basic removal/install tool you can get on eBay from the UK but its not cheap with the shipping (approx $70).

I was fortunate and my local indy mechanic in Canberra had all the specialist gear required. It was $440 of labour. They also did a wheel alignment afterwards (unsure if necessary).
Hi, Thanks for that. I did get an indy quote in Sydney for coincidentally the same price. They said they had the special tools to set/measure the fitment. I wanted to see what the dealer would charge and have so far made 6 calls to two different dealers, still waiting for a quote!

The wheel alignment after sounds like a reasonable precaution.