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Posted by Acro_d on March 31, 2000 at 17:17:04:

In Reply to: Jeff - Question... posted by Jeff N. on March 31, 2000 at 00:02:53:

I have an E32 730i which I believe to be quite similar to the E34.

I reckon having the rear subframe bushes repaired on my car gave the greatest improvement in handling.

Before, the car seemed to wander. I always felt I was correcting the straightline angle. I also had the feeling that the only time the car didn't wander was when turning in a curve. In high wind the car was all over the place and quite unnerving to drive.

BMW only did a visual inspection to find the bushes had completely perished. They told me that the gap normally present due to the bushes was non existent.

The repair was not expensive (if I recall it was something like 200 ($300) by a dealer)

Interestingly, it was on only on the 3rd visit to BMW with this problem that they found the bushes were bad. On the first 2 visits I had only asked them to inspect the front end, on the 3rd visit I asked them to inspect everything and only then they found the problem! The moral being; with handling problems, do inspect the front end but DON'T forget to inspect the rear.

Kind regards

E32 730i London UK

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