F30POST
F30POST
2012-2015 BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
BMW 3-Series and 4-Series Forum (F30 / F32) | F30POST > 2012-2019 BMW 3 and 4-Series Forums > Regional Forums > AUSTRALIA > Steering rack - is there a permanent fix?
GetBMWParts
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      03-23-2019, 06:37 AM   #23
3lucidus
Eat Sleep Trance
3lucidus's Avatar
Australia
30
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: G01 X3 M40i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

any one in Aus bought this kit from BMW and had them fit it? how much was part and labour?

being my14 i'm sure my car will be out of warranty so just want to know the damage.
Appreciate 0
      03-23-2019, 06:58 AM   #24
3lucidus
Eat Sleep Trance
3lucidus's Avatar
Australia
30
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: G01 X3 M40i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

any one in Aus bought this kit from BMW and had them fit it? how much was part and labour?

being my14 i'm sure my car will be out of warranty so just want to know the damage.
Appreciate 0
      04-01-2019, 02:15 AM   #25
chet82
Private First Class
Australia
25
Rep
154
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SA

iTrader: (0)

I have asked my specialist to chase it up for me , i will keep it posted here .
Appreciate 0
      04-04-2019, 02:52 AM   #26
3lucidus
Eat Sleep Trance
3lucidus's Avatar
Australia
30
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: G01 X3 M40i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

i asked BMW brookvale. $80 for the part.

they wanted to assess the car first however and claimed that they had done the kit on a car before and it wasn't successful which ended up in a steering rack replacement. sounded like revenue generating to me to be honest.

i advised them that they should be covering it outside the warranty period given its documented every where and a repair kit being created. my car has 42000km and 4 years old so its not like its had a hard life. this was met with "we'd have to assess".
Appreciate 0
      04-04-2019, 02:59 AM   #27
3lucidus
Eat Sleep Trance
3lucidus's Avatar
Australia
30
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: G01 X3 M40i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

also i dont know if everyone has found the video on youtube how to diagnose whether you need the kit or not.

basically with the car off turn the steering wheel left and right and you'll be able to recreate the knock.
Appreciate 0
      04-05-2019, 10:35 PM   #28
ally73
New Member
9
Rep
6
Posts

Drives: BMW 320D
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Malaysia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by McAdam View Post
Hi, I've heard of this fix but I couldn't find any place to order the part.
Also would a independent garage know what I'm talking about if I turn up with the car and this part?
The box in the picture has the part number on it. I believe at this juncture you can only order from BMW
Appreciate 0
      07-01-2019, 06:17 PM   #29
Billy_Bowes
New Member
5
Rep
13
Posts

Drives: BMW 435d MSport Black
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Sheffield

iTrader: (0)

Hi,
To help people in UK I have just bought the kit from a dealer (Chesterfield) for 19.60 + VAT, much cheaper than online + postage.

Just need to get it fitted now in my 435d, will go to local BMW specialist rather than do myself. I will post the outcome as I have the knocking bad when ignition off and slight when on + knocking noise over speed humps which is most annoying, if it fixes this it will be great.
Appreciate 0
      07-10-2019, 01:00 PM   #30
PeaceWalker87
Private First Class
PeaceWalker87's Avatar
15
Rep
138
Posts

Drives: F80 M3/E70 X5 35i
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: Palm Beach, FL

iTrader: (0)

the thrust repair piece supposedly fixes the issue. althou the labor is not quick or simply, here's a link [https://www.newtis.info/tisv2/a/en/f...nit/1Vnc3X9PQZ] so you can have an idea of what needs to be done, and hope that your indy BMW specialist has the BMW special tool needed to perform the repair. Good luck and let us know.
Appreciate 0
      02-02-2020, 05:07 AM   #31
juld0zer
Lieutenant Colonel
Australia
461
Rep
1,594
Posts

Drives: Prev 135i 7DCT, Now 130i 6sp
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: 2153

iTrader: (0)

Keep in mind that success is not guaranteed. Some racks are so worn that they cannot be adjusted into spec, requiring full replacement.
Appreciate 0
      07-13-2020, 11:27 PM   #32
slowbart
New Member
3
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: F31 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3lucidus View Post
i asked BMW brookvale. $80 for the part.

they wanted to assess the car first however and claimed that they had done the kit on a car before and it wasn't successful which ended up in a steering rack replacement. sounded like revenue generating to me to be honest.

i advised them that they should be covering it outside the warranty period given its documented every where and a repair kit being created. my car has 42000km and 4 years old so its not like its had a hard life. this was met with "we'd have to assess".
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.

Last edited by slowbart; 07-13-2020 at 11:36 PM..
Appreciate 0
      07-17-2020, 01:45 AM   #33
Finny
Private
Australia
12
Rep
50
Posts

Drives: '17 540i xDrive
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Canberra, Australia

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
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).
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2020, 10:58 PM   #34
slowbart
New Member
3
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: F31 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Finny View Post
Quote:
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).
Quote:
Originally Posted by Finny View Post
Quote:
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.
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2020, 12:49 AM   #35
chet82
Private First Class
Australia
25
Rep
154
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SA

iTrader: (0)

i was quoted $130 for the work but local workshop wont take part , they want to supply and fit ...

I think the measure tool is for VSS variant but i have convinced one workshop to do without measure tool will see how that goes .
Appreciate 0
      07-21-2020, 01:56 AM   #36
chet82
Private First Class
Australia
25
Rep
154
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SA

iTrader: (0)

Could someone confirm How crucial is the special measure tool for this job is ?
Appreciate 0
      07-22-2020, 05:33 AM   #37
3lucidus
Eat Sleep Trance
3lucidus's Avatar
Australia
30
Rep
281
Posts

Drives: G01 X3 M40i
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

very, without it you cant do it...

Appreciate 0
      07-22-2020, 08:14 PM   #38
slowbart
New Member
3
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: F31 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3lucidus View Post
very, without it you cant do it...

Quote:
Originally Posted by 3lucidus View Post
very, without it you cant do it...

By the book, the tools required are more than just this socket adapter. The official toolkit contains several components including an electronic measuring device to calibrate the "play" in the rack with the tie-rods disconnected. Somebody above posted what looks like the workshop procedure document which is very informative.
Appreciate 0
      07-26-2020, 10:40 PM   #39
chet82
Private First Class
Australia
25
Rep
154
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SA

iTrader: (0)

I meant this "electronic measuring device" , any who , Part was replaced and I am extremely happy . i am not too sure about the Play bit in the rack and tie-rods . I dont think it was done but i had a 550 KM country round trip and i was very satisfied the way car handleled and 0 knocking.

Insert "just Do it" if you have been thinking about it , try to get it done from specialist workshop who has the measuring tool as well.
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2020, 01:29 AM   #40
AU435
Registered
AU435's Avatar
Australia
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: F32 435i
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbart View Post
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.
Hey slowbart, Macarthur BMW want $950 in labour. Who was the indy that had the tools?
Appreciate 0
      07-29-2020, 07:17 PM   #41
slowbart
New Member
3
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: F31 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AU435 View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by slowbart View Post
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.
Hey slowbart, Macarthur BMW want $950 in labour. Who was the indy that had the tools?
Quote:
Originally Posted by AU435 View Post
[

Hey slowbart, Macarthur BMW want $950 in labour. Who was the indy that had the tools?
My local mechanic advised that Active Power Steering would do it after he spoke with them. I have not got around to doing it yet though.
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2020, 09:15 AM   #42
chet82
Private First Class
Australia
25
Rep
154
Posts

Drives: F30 328i
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: SA

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by AU435 View Post
Hey slowbart, Macarthur BMW want $950 in labour. Who was the indy that had the tools?
I have the tool and happy to Part it if anyone needs it .
Appreciate 0
      07-30-2020, 08:52 PM   #43
AU435
Registered
AU435's Avatar
Australia
0
Rep
4
Posts

Drives: F32 435i
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by chet82 View Post
I have the tool and happy to Part it if anyone needs it .
PM Sent.
Appreciate 0
      08-09-2020, 08:05 PM   #44
slowbart
New Member
3
Rep
16
Posts

Drives: F31 328i M-Sport
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Sydney

iTrader: (0)

Getting this installed later in the week so will advise result.
Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:14 PM.




f30post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST