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s85 Rod Bearing Replacement

Discussion in 'E60 M5 (2006-present)' started by Bulwarkz, May 24, 2018.

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    Bulwarkz "Toothless"

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    Has anyone replaced the rod bearings in the 2006-20010 M5 (v10) themselves?

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    If you have had those rod bearings replace by someone else could you recommend a shop?
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    MGarrison

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    Welcome to the club & forums! This might be helpful in getting to a shop: https://www.bmwcca.org/forum/index.php?threads/looking-for-a-repair-shop-start-here.10432/

    Pretty big job to replace bearings, but not something I have experience with - our resident tech Charlson should have some comment on if it's feasible to tackle yourself; I suppose if it can be done from underneath without pulling the engine that would be the least-effort way. On a lift would be substantially easier & safer than how high you'd have to get the car jacked in the air & on tall stands to remotely have enough room to tackle the job.
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    charlson89

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    If you don't have a hoist to use, I recommend not doing it on jack stands lots of stuff to remove and you need to be careful to not scratch the crankshaft journals.

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