figured i would post up a picture of what my arm bushings looked like after 130thousand.
they move in all directions about .5 inch. and turn freely with no friction.
No more bump steer with the new arms. And i dont have to compensate for the arm movement in turns anymore...heh. Feels like it did at 50 thousand miles when we got it.
We all get the urge...Saturday early morning...nothing to do till noon... BMW FTW
The aural sensations of 1st gear WOT
**CGM **(Certified Garage Mechanic)
Your Ride: 92 525, 88 325 hardtop'ed vert and 83 320iS
Looks like you took them out with a pickle fork.
A easy way to check your control arms is to.
drive straight at about 5-10mph.
start tapping the brakes lightly, if you hear a knocking noise from the front end they are worn.
While your tapping the brake lightly stick your head out the window and watch the tire move back and forth in the wheel well.
Another way is to jack the car up, front eh front of the car pull the tire towards you, you can exert enough force to mvoe it and see if your bushings have play.
1992 525i, 1988 Hardtop'ed Vert and 1983 320iS