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      11-08-2014, 04:40 PM   #1
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Rear Wheel Bearing Life

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Just replace both rear wheel bearings on my 335. The car has 85k mile and the failure seems premature. All races had significant fretting. ID & OD, inner & outer on both sides. Car is a one owner 07 6sp that has never been tracked and has mostly freeway miles. Has anyone else had such a failure? See photos.

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      11-08-2014, 05:04 PM   #2
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That does seem early.. Isn't wheel bearing failure a 150k+ problem
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      11-08-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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BMW has a tendency to under lubricate their bearings. Just visit E36 and E30 forums. Some have gone to inserting synthetic grease with a needle into the replacement bearings because of this.
I have replaced countless bearings on BMW 3 series and some of them are almost impossible to get out even with a torch. Most show wear as yours does but much much worse and typically even with the bearing removal tool the bearing comes out in pieces...
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      11-08-2014, 08:51 PM   #4
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I have the same car with 111K. My bearing are still quiet so I assume they are fine.
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      11-09-2014, 12:56 AM   #5
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I had a front one replaced at around 43k. Uncommon but not impossible. It was done under my CPO.
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      11-09-2014, 02:18 AM   #6
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I had my 2010 E90 328i rear right wheel bearing replaced recently at about 100,000km (about 63k miles). It was making a loud droning noise as I go over 25mph and the noise was unbearable at highway speeds.
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      11-09-2014, 01:00 PM   #7
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On my car the right rear wheel bearing failed at around 35000KM or 21750 Miles.
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Wow that must be a record. At least I assume that was covered by warranty?
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      11-10-2014, 10:14 AM   #9
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My passenger side rear has been getting louder and louder last 3-4k miles. Not looking forward to doing it myself at all.
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      11-10-2014, 10:25 AM   #10
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I had my rear wheel bearing on the driver's side go out around 80,000km.
I had it replaced at the dealer out of warranty (at my cost!), and it then went out 20,000km later. Thank God for that 2 year warranty, it was replaced again at that point.
Now, at 140,000km, they've all been fine. I think some are just defective.
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      11-10-2014, 01:21 PM   #11
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different car, but, I had done a front wheel bearing replace and the new one started making noise less like 5 months after.

Could have been the part, or the wheel hub install, or the excessive torquing of the wheel hub nut.
Second time around I did it right. No more probs.
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