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My wife came home tonight and said

Discussion in 'General Banter' started by stevie_a, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. stevie_a

    stevie_a Zorg Guru (IV)
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    My wife came home in her E46 tonight and said "The car's steering wheel wobbling about when i go over 40 mph"

    I had a quick look under the arch to find this, never seen this happen before

    just showing the car is getting old now,

    ai26.photobucket.com_albums_c149_steventr7_E46_IMAG1211.jpg

    ai26.photobucket.com_albums_c149_steventr7_E46_IMAG1214.jpg
     
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    Oooh, just be thankful that hasn't snapped while cornering could have had disasterous results. Must admit not seen an anti-roll bar snap before but it looks like it has corroded where it is supported by the bush, relatively easy fix though.
     
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    Eeek! Glad she made it home tonight with that happening... #:-s

    Looks like you will be busy checking out the rest of the underside for similar rust...
     
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    Blimey :-s at least your good lady is ok :)
     
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    I would let BMW know about this, in my opinion this shoud not of happend.
     
  6. stevie_a

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    This surprised me, when I removed the two drop links tonight (that's all I had time for tonight)

    They were a nightmare to undo the nuts but got them off

    but looking at the broken bit i was surprised to see it was not a solid bar but a hollow tube.

    ai26.photobucket.com_albums_c149_steventr7_E46_IMAG1225.jpg

    ai26.photobucket.com_albums_c149_steventr7_E46_IMAG1226.jpg

    And the other side looks as if it is ready to go.

    ai26.photobucket.com_albums_c149_steventr7_E46_IMAG1224.jpg
     
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    IMHO it looks like it has had previous damage, as on the left hand side in the photo the break is showing rusty areas. :-?