Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Lake Helen, Florida, USA
Re: FD bearing replacement.
I just did mine last weekend. From the factory, there were three shims installed. Two .20mm and one .15mm. Using the dial gauge method only one .20mm shim was necessary. That's .35mm over preloaded. That's pretty poor quality control on BMW's part. Plus...the taper bearing was spinning on the spindle which ate away .15mm of the backlash shim.
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