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BMW Indie Mechanics

  • 09-08-2021 2:58pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭ Green_Martian

    Hi All,

    Just got a lovely quote from a main BMW garage to replace the drive shaft pickup rings on a 2010 E90 320d M Sport, according to BMW the whole shaft needs to be replaced and both sides should be done at same time (the both sides part makes sense)

    They said the part does not come separate and the full drive shaft with the new ring is to be replaced.

    After some searches online I have seen a company in the UK that specialises in BMW claim the pick up ring part is now available and only the pickup ring can be replaced without changing the full drive shaft.

    Does anyone know of anywhere in Dublin that would do this, i have reached out to DL Motorworks and and BM Workshop, is there anyone esle to try and get a quote from?




  • Registered Users Posts: 1,988 ✭✭✭ FileNotFound

    When i had a 520d I used a spot in Blanchardstown called coolmine motors.

    Worth a call to see if they can assist, were always decent to deal with.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,543 ✭✭✭ Green_Martian

  • Registered Users Posts: 30,638 ✭✭✭✭ listermint

    Tbh you may find garages reluctant to swap without the whole driveshaft because the pick up ring part could be a quick fail again depending on the conditions of your shaft. You may find a local guy that is willing to do it. Doesn't have to be BMW only.

    See here for what's involved.

    Notice the condition of his housing . Not great .

  • Registered Users Posts: 1 bccx

    Hi there . I had the same issue on a 118d. The ring is 30 euro from otto car parts and I did it myself. Undo 6 or 8 torx bolts on the drive shaft, and pull out. I can't remember if I undid some suspension bolts to make room.its not a big job. There is a YouTube video on it. Rust builds up under the ring and it expands, rubbing against the abs sensor. Living with an older BMW will rob you unless you can do some of the work yourself. Great support and video on YouTube on just about every repair.

  • Registered Users Posts: 49,864 ✭✭✭✭ bazz26

    Motor Confidence off the Naas Road are also BMW specialists.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 31,934 ✭✭✭✭ BorneTobyWilde

    If ring is not damaged then maybe just removing all the dirt and rust in around it would be enough? A simple powerwash?

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,138 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20

    Bloomfield just off Clanbassil street are BMW specialists also.