Rear subframe bushes

Rear subframe bushes

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manand38

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1,076 posts

166 months

Monday 29th June
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My car has done 46k miles and its been reported that the rear subframe bushes need replacing. How many miles do these normally last please?

Elliot2000

736 posts

136 months

Monday 29th June
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If it’s had a hard life of heavy accelerations from stopped and harsh gear changes (smg- so yes it will have) it’s not unknown - you can normally tell they are gone when driving on heavy acceleration and gear change - the back will feel like it’s twisting.

But it is over 15 years old so they could also just be deteriorated

manand38

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1,076 posts

166 months

Monday 29th June
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Elliot2000 said:
If it’s had a hard life of heavy accelerations from stopped and harsh gear changes (smg- so yes it will have) it’s not unknown - you can normally tell they are gone when driving on heavy acceleration and gear change - the back will feel like it’s twisting.

But it is over 15 years old so they could also just be deteriorated
Thanks, the car is under extended warranty, but I suppose it would be too cheeky to ask?

Elliot2000

736 posts

136 months

Monday 29th June
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Always worth trying, I suspect a cheap warranty won’t cover it but bmw extended warranty might

manand38

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166 months

Monday 29th June
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Elliot2000 said:
Always worth trying, I suspect a cheap warranty won’t cover it but bmw extended warranty might
Cool. I've got the BM Auth warranty, so will see what they say.

darreni

2,698 posts

230 months

Monday 29th June
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They wouldn’t usually be covered under the extended warranty. It would be a good opportunity to drop the diff carrier & check the boot floor when you do change them.

manand38

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Monday 29th June
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darreni said:
They wouldn’t usually be covered under the extended warranty. It would be a good opportunity to drop the diff carrier & check the boot floor when you do change them.
thanks, I'll ask them to check!

klan8456

550 posts

35 months

Sunday 23rd August
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Replace the bushings with Powerflex black and you’ll never have a bushing wear issue again...

But have you had the RACP plated and braced? I’d be more concerned about that than bushing wear.