THE LARGEST BMW 2-SERIES FORUM ON THE PLANET
2Addicts
2Addicts
BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
2Addicts | BMW 2-Series forum Technical Topics Mechanical Maintenance and TSBs: Break-in | Oil & Fluids | Servicing | TSB Thrust Piece OLD / NEW

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-19-2021, 07:35 PM   #1
123Britt
Captain
United_States
221
Rep
771
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i AT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Madison, Alabama

iTrader: (0)

Thrust Piece OLD / NEW

BMW Part # KIT: 32 10 6 891 974

Pictured here is my OLD (White) Thrust Piece with NEW replacement piece along with BMW FB-1 Lube.

Simple job if you have the 3-Prong Removal Tool (I ordered off EBAY).
.
My steering rack clunk in now gone - I just need to fine tune the steering feel by loosening the cap 1/4 turn.
.
.
Attached Images
 
Appreciate 0
      05-19-2021, 10:41 PM   #2
este
N54 to N55
este's Avatar
58
Rep
288
Posts

Drives: e92 335i (sold) / M235i 6mt
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Austin

iTrader: (0)

Nice, that clunk does annoy me sometimes. Did you follow any particular diy?
Appreciate 0
      05-20-2021, 01:08 PM   #3
123Britt
Captain
United_States
221
Rep
771
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i AT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Madison, Alabama

iTrader: (0)

Youtube Video - Thanks Jacob Lowe

Just make sure to Spray the Cap Down & Clean it off before opening up the system. I used Brake Cleaner CNC Non-Chlorinated to wipe it all down ~ to keep dirt & grit out of the system.


Last edited by 123Britt; 05-20-2021 at 01:52 PM..
Appreciate 1
PeterWT154.50
      05-26-2021, 05:14 PM   #4
123Britt
Captain
United_States
221
Rep
771
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i AT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Madison, Alabama

iTrader: (0)

3rd Favorite MOD / Maint Item

Absolutely amazing and makes the steering feels so much better.
.
'
I lived with this clunk steering after the dealership had the car for 3 days
replacing Strut Hats and little else -- this way for 45k miles.

.
So 4 years later - I run across a forum posting about this Thrust Piece.
.
The noise is gone and the steering feel / solidity is like a new car to me.
.
I would say this is in my Top 3 mods -- Highly Recommended

1. BM3
2. Wagner Catted DP
3. New Version Steering Thrust Piece
Appreciate 0
      06-05-2021, 01:50 PM   #5
bongko
Enlisted Member
8
Rep
41
Posts

Drives: 2016 M235i F23
Join Date: Mar 2021
Location: 91007

iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2016 BMW M235i  [0.00]
Great info! That clunk would drive me nuts. I went downstairs to check as soon as I read this.
Appreciate 0
      06-14-2021, 07:45 AM   #6
Polo08816
Brigadier General
1291
Rep
3,474
Posts

Drives: 2014 335i M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 123Britt View Post
BMW Part # KIT: 32 10 6 891 974

Pictured here is my OLD (White) Thrust Piece with NEW replacement piece along with BMW FB-1 Lube.

Simple job if you have the 3-Prong Removal Tool (I ordered off EBAY).
.
My steering rack clunk in now gone - I just need to fine tune the steering feel by loosening the cap 1/4 turn.
.
.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123Britt View Post
Absolutely amazing and makes the steering feels so much better.
.
'
I lived with this clunk steering after the dealership had the car for 3 days
replacing Strut Hats and little else -- this way for 45k miles.

.
So 4 years later - I run across a forum posting about this Thrust Piece.
.
The noise is gone and the steering feel / solidity is like a new car to me.
.
I would say this is in my Top 3 mods -- Highly Recommended

1. BM3
2. Wagner Catted DP
3. New Version Steering Thrust Piece
There's a clunk in my front suspension and I can't quite figure it out. I don't think it's the top hats because the BMW units are pretty robust.

I can't isolate it to either side but it seems more pronounced when both front wheels roll over the same seam/line.

Do you have a link to that tool that you used?
Appreciate 0
      06-14-2021, 09:27 AM   #7
123Britt
Captain
United_States
221
Rep
771
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i AT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Madison, Alabama

iTrader: (0)

EBAY

https://www.ebay.com/itm/33393077440...4AAOSwjAxgWUvV
Appreciate 0
      07-18-2021, 07:04 PM   #8
Polo08816
Brigadier General
1291
Rep
3,474
Posts

Drives: 2014 335i M Sport
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by 123Britt View Post
Do you have Variable Sport Steering (ThyssenKrupp) steering rack (not ZF)?
Appreciate 0
      07-20-2021, 07:18 PM   #9
123Britt
Captain
United_States
221
Rep
771
Posts

Drives: 15 M235i AT
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Madison, Alabama

iTrader: (0)

Is VSS not Standard on all M235i OG

Appreciate 0
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:19 PM.




2addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST