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      03-05-2010, 01:27 PM   #1
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car shaking at high speed

Firstly, I'd like to ask a question, what is the bolt next to the sump bolt?? As I undid this by mistake when i did an oil change on my car. But I put it back obviously and tightened it up. The car makes a loud grinding/rubbing sound from the front wheels when doing high motorway speeds and the wheels feel like they are fighting eachother.
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      03-05-2010, 01:31 PM   #2
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Have you possibly adjusted the suspension geometry when you loosened the bolt??
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      03-05-2010, 01:35 PM   #3
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could be a bent alloy
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      03-05-2010, 02:02 PM   #4
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Or possibly a tracking issue.
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      03-05-2010, 02:13 PM   #5
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This is the thing, I havent hit any curbs or anything. Tyres r fresh, wheels r balanced. It started after i changed the brake pads.
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      03-05-2010, 02:17 PM   #6
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This is the thing, I havent hit any curbs or anything. Tyres r fresh, wheels r balanced. It started after i changed the brake pads.
Hrm, I would be looking at the pads and calipers themselves if I were you. Make sure everything is aligned properly etc.
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Hrm, I would be looking at the pads and calipers themselves if I were you. Make sure everything is aligned properly etc.
I agree, but how does a caliper get out of line? there r 2 bolts holding it, surely if they are in then the caliper is in line?? I'm taking it into BMW under warranty to see if they'll have a look and maybe 'refit' the pads, without telling them i did it myself
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Have you possibly adjusted the suspension geometry when you loosened the bolt??
Possibly, but what is that bolt? I undid it from arms length not looking at what it was connected to, thinking it was the sump bolt, then I realized, therez no oil pissing out, oops WRONG BOLT. Tighten that one back up and feel for another!! OOO Oil pissing out! This must be the one!! loolz
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      03-05-2010, 07:44 PM   #9
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Have you possibly adjusted the suspension geometry when you loosened the bolt??
Nope, it's the inertia torque fine-adjustment gauge - should only let the dealer touch that, screws the whole geometry settings
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Nope, it's the inertia torque fine-adjustment gauge - should only let the dealer touch that, screws the whole geometry settings
So I have messed up the geometry??
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So I have messed up the geometry??
Sorry Yaz, I'm a bit tipsy and just made that up. I seriously have no idea what the problem is
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It's the flux capacitor fine adjustment screw - it's a dealer-only job.
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Any pics of this bolt yaz?
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Will require a full KDS to put it back to how it was.
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you must have got something wrong on the brakes, are you a mechanic? If not, and I suspect your not by getting the sump wrong, you should not be touching your brakes or anything else mate.

asking for trouble or disaster......
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Its okay guys....it was just tyre pressures!! and the road I was on was a bit uneven! Just me worrying!!
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Its okay guys....it was just tyre pressures!! and the road I was on was a bit uneven! Just me worrying!!
Just you worrying Yaz!!!

You've got me worried, you wanted to change your oil but let your tyres down instead!

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Just you worrying Yaz!!!

You've got me worried, you wanted to change your oil but let your tyres down instead!

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