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    Where is that inexpensive wheel bearing post?

    Someone a while back posted a source for inexpensive high quality front wheel bearings. I have searched but no joy. Thanks, RT
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    I know that you only asked for fronts, but it was a quick and dirty cut and paste (and someone else might want rears).


    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?t=1705239 (Front Bearings)

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum...php?p=22673996 (Rear Bearings)
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    rwthomas1,

    Cam's (CNN's) front and rear bearing writeups are the most complete I've seen (the links BigRick provided); in fact, I ditched all the others DIY bearing writeups I had saved on my desktop BMW writeup folder and just saved his (wished I would have had the front DIY when I did my fronts 5-6 yrs ago). And as far as the Timken bearings he bought and used, he clearly shows in the pics that inside the Timken box those bearings & assembly are F.A.G. stuff---and F.A.G. is exactly what every BMW dealer would throw on your car (at least over here, of course at 3-4 times the price.
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    Cheap Wheel Bearings

    My apologies to everyone, especially rwthomas. I thought the links I posted earlier were to the "cheap bearings" you were looking for. Only after driving out to Palm Desert for a movie this afternoon, did I start to question whether I had used the correct file from my folder of BMW parts and tricks. I've searched my folder, and as yet, I've not found it; but if I locate it, I'll post it here.


    Just found this post from cn90:
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    For those of you who need WHEEL BEARINGS, sweet surpirse....
    All E39 series (Except M5) bearings:

    FRONT Bearing TIMKEN HA593427: $85 online (instead of the usual $160)

    REAR Bearing: Timken 512225: $40 online (instead of the usual $80)

    Good website to look up TIMKEN Bearings PN!

    http://www.showmetheparts.com/Timken/

    I just received the FRONT TIMKEN Bearing, inside the box is the F.A.G. bearing!

    My 1998 BMW 528i FRONT Bearing is going bad, so after some research.....I found out that BMW Front Bearing (OEM is F.A.G.) is low-volume item (from a mfg standpoint).
    Since F.A.G. already has a factory set up for making this bearing, TIMKEN simply buys the bearing but puts it inside a TIMKEN Box.

    This is exactly the case but you get much cheaper price if you buy Timken!

    Anyway, TIMKEN, F.A.G. and SKF are good names, so if they sell anything, it is good.


    and here's a follow-up from cn90 with the link

    http://www.stockwiseauto.com/ has it, if not listed call them, their website may not be the best, but their prices are the best.
    Find the coupon in the email they send you (when you register) and they will give you 10% off.

    I ordered the FRONT Bearings 3 days, ago.
    They already arrived from Timken.
    They dropped shipped straight from Timken HQ in Reno NV b/c stockwise.com was out of it for now.
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    1994 740iL Auto (Bought at 95k Mi, parked at 110k Mi, awaiting minor repairs)
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    Rick,

    Are you talking Palm Desert or did you mean Alice Springs? ;-)

    I thought you lived in Oz land?? (unless I have been brainfarting this whole time and confusing you with some other Roadfly poster from Oz)
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    Euro: I live about an hour east of Los Angeles. I think you may be mixing me up with "miniron".
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