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Is that the same C clip that I will run into doing the " 30 minute" cv boot job?
The C clip that is required to be removed before the wheel bearing can be removed can be seen at 4:45 into this video.

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great video, but I'll be taking my e53 to my indy for the front two. I'm getting a grinding/crunching metallic sound as I turn hard left but not right and its nice and quiet on a straight... So order just the bearing and dust shield and new nut you say eh? hmmmmm
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EDIT: just did a quick check...and BMW does sell an inclusive front wheel bearing "kit": (BMW part # 31 22 2 311 523 )

Click link to see what all comes in the "kit": Service kit for wheel bearing, front 2311523 | BMW 31222311523

SO this is the VALUE LINE of parts. AND I was told before that it means the parts are NOT as durable/long life as normal parts are... Like the Value Line brake pads/rotors...just not as good as the part that was originally installed on the car from factory. So I'd be inclined to buy the parts separately for a few dollars more and then you know you're getting the factory part.
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FCPEuro = $38.69 on sale for FAG bearings. Exact OE part. 2 purchased thank you for less than 1/2 price of 1 Value Line kit.
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SO this is the VALUE LINE of parts. AND I was told before that it means the parts are NOT as durable/long life as normal parts are... Like the Value Line brake pads/rotors...just not as good as the part that was originally installed on the car from factory. So I'd be inclined to buy the parts separately for a few dollars more and then you know you're getting the factory part.
Who told you that? I was always under the impression they did Value Line packages together with the popular parts needed to complete the job which brings the individual part cost down -

I bought the Value Line rear brake shoes kit to do my brake overhaul and it came with all hardware, a set of new OE brake shoes and adjusters, etc -


However I am in agreement with you to just buy the OE part not in a BMW box - I found out the OE bearings were F.A.G. brand some years back when I did mine and just bought 2 of them, 2 dust shields from the dealer, 2 circlips (big mothers), and 2 new axle nuts (you can re-use the hubs)
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I recently used FAG bearing kits (which include new bearings, bolts and axle nuts) on my '05 Golf (front) and '05 X5 (rear) - not the cheapest parts I could get but a lot less than either dealer would charge. And of course in both cases FAG is OEM. This is not a job I want to cut corners on in terms of part quality!!! Both kits were made in Europe.

I got the front Golf bearing kit ex Singapore for NZ$140 inc freight, which was a bargin actually, as this kit includes a pre-installed hub as well as the bearing etc.

The X5 rear bearing kit was available here in NZ and cost $170 including freight.

I hate to think what these jobs would have cost at the shop. I approached a local Indy for a quote and was told that rear bearings rarely fail, so it was likely to be the front, the bearing was NZ$250 and they wouldn't quote on labour as they had never done one before and wouldn't guess on the time required.

So I spent another NZ$400 on tools and did them myself. Not an easy job but I took my time and had few issues. Things are TIGHT on these bearings but with the correct tools and techniques it all went pretty smoothly.

When/if I do a front bearing, I'll have to get some addition tools as the only bearing removal tool I could get doesn't have a receiver large enough for the X5 front - it only goes up to 91mm and you need one about 100mm or so. I'll get a local engineering firm to make me up a custom receiver when/if I tackle a front bearing.
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FYI Timken is just re-boxed OEM hubs/bearings they buy from local dealerships and mark up. Always go OEM especially when it comes to the DSC.
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Who told you that? I was always under the impression they did Value Line packages together with the popular parts needed to complete the job which brings the individual part cost down -

I bought the Value Line rear brake shoes kit to do my brake overhaul and it came with all hardware, a set of new OE brake shoes and adjusters, etc -


However I am in agreement with you to just buy the OE part not in a BMW box - I found out the OE bearings were F.A.G. brand some years back when I did mine and just bought 2 of them, 2 dust shields from the dealer, 2 circlips (big mothers), and 2 new axle nuts (you can re-use the hubs)
BMW dealership told me a year ago and when I asked my ex BMW dealership indy last week to reconfirm he said the exact same thing. lesser quality parts sold in common repair packages.

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Years ago, I purchased a service kit that had both the OE oil and charcoal cabin filter.

The one that came in this ~valueline service kit~, while it had the same PN.....instead of a plastic frame/foam gasket, like the prior ones I've used on the charcoal cabin filter, the frame was made out of hard paper/cardboard and there was no Foam Gasket on it...
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Years ago, I purchased a service kit that had both the OE oil and charcoal cabin filter.

The one that came in this ~valueline service kit~, while it had the same PN.....instead of a plastic frame/foam gasket, like the prior ones I've used on the charcoal cabin filter, the frame was made out of hard paper/cardboard and there was no Foam Gasket on it...
I see two cabin filters listed for our cars often - one standard and the other a charcoal version. Not sure this constitutes hard evidence that the "value line" moniker indicates lower quality parts though...

It does seem clear that BMW offer kits to reduce the cost of maint. but it may be that the saving is in bulk purchasing and not lower quality parts. For example, the turbo unit for my diesel is ONLY available as a "value line " kit, as it includes all the extra parts that should be changed with the turbo (god forbid!!!) like seals, bolts, oil lines etc. The turbo unit itself is the same Garrett GT2260V unit from the factory.
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