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December 02, 2017, 03:00:46 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #45 on: December 02, 2017, 03:00:46 PM »
When ordering a shaft, get the right part number from Realoem first as there is more than one version depending upon model year.  I just checked the X6 variants offered and the listed shaft options are only for pre-MY2011 (cars made up to end September 2010) at the moment.  Less demand than for the E70 and the transmission is subtly different I suppose.

The car production date is the one you need to check.  I think the MY point for the E70 is earlier in each calendar year (Feb/Mar perhaps?).
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December 02, 2017, 03:08:26 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #46 on: December 02, 2017, 03:08:26 PM »
When ordering a shaft, get the right part number from Realoem first as there is more than one version depending upon model year.  I just checked the X6 variants offered and the listed shaft options are only for pre-MY2011 (cars made up to end September 2010) at the moment.  Less demand than for the E70 and the transmission is subtly different I suppose.

The car production date is the one you need to check.  I think the MY point for the E70 is earlier in each calendar year (Feb/Mar perhaps?).

From 2010 April there are two compatible part numbers
First is 26207597649 fitted until 2013 - this is the one causing problems.
Second is 26208605866 - new updated shaft for all X5 and X6 applications

When ordering from anywhere really they always ask for last 7 digits of your vin or reg number.
Anything after 04/2010 build will use same shaft until 2017.

December 02, 2017, 03:30:59 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #47 on: December 02, 2017, 03:30:59 PM »
OK.  It’s the latter one that I already have on mine as far as I know, but I’m still keeping it in mind  :)
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December 02, 2017, 04:38:06 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #48 on: December 02, 2017, 04:38:06 PM »
I took the time to check Realoem,

The part number as stated are good, checked and confirmed the Length 709mm..
So decided on the cars Xmas present

I did look up Des Shelley and went to his Ebay shop, though couldn’t find the listing I’d seen before, fortunately I had the page open on computer so just bought / placed order!

One less thing to think about

December 03, 2017, 05:45:22 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #49 on: December 03, 2017, 05:45:22 PM »
I put my Vin into realoem and production date was 11/2011 , uk registered 01/2012 and the driveshaft part no is 26208605866. I am a little confused I thought I had the defective part ending in ...649


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December 03, 2017, 05:50:13 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #50 on: December 03, 2017, 05:50:13 PM »
If you click on the 866 part number it opens another page which shows you that it superseded the 649 part.
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December 03, 2017, 08:18:10 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #51 on: December 03, 2017, 08:18:10 PM »
many thanks for this, I couldn’t see it on the iPad since ads were blocking the information on the website.

Part ...649 was used up to 12/06/2013.
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December 03, 2017, 08:34:55 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #52 on: December 03, 2017, 08:34:55 PM »
That's correct

New part is backwards compatible as it replaces somehow faulty product.
Your production date is definately 649 ending shaft.

Did you check under your car?

December 04, 2017, 11:05:28 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #53 on: December 04, 2017, 11:05:28 PM »
no I didn’t. I don’t think I would fit. I’m not as skinny as I used to be  :)
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December 05, 2017, 07:30:23 AM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #54 on: December 05, 2017, 07:30:23 AM »
Update :

For anyone who will be doing the job, I have found a specific Torque values for X5 front prop shaft.

You have to use new M8 ZNS3 Bolts
Torque Value 20Nm
Rotation Angle 45deg

Something new to me but it means we use torque wrench to torque it down 20Nm
And than rotate the bolt another 45deg to stretch the bolt

That's why those bolts can not be reused

I will be ordering new set of bolts and re- torqueing them to BMW spec

December 05, 2017, 09:07:33 AM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #55 on: December 05, 2017, 09:07:33 AM »
Update.

My shaft is being delivered today as are the replacement bolts

From others sources, namely Cotswolds, (many thanks Ed)  the QE is open on my car!
Whilst I used the linked in the previous pages to check the status and found no open recalls, The link appears to be misinforming owners of status.

This morning I called local dealer and checked with a view to having booked in, they confirmed the Qe is open so have booked in for 19th December to have inspected.

As such, if the shaft is replaced - perfect!
             I can always return / sell on the new replacement c/w bolts

             If the shaft is inspected and found to be good, as I have, I shall replace, however without the urgency to crawl under in the cold of winter!

It may be prudent to call your local dealer and have the Qe checked against registration & chassis number,



December 05, 2017, 06:42:27 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #56 on: December 05, 2017, 06:42:27 PM »
Update :

For anyone who will be doing the job, I have found a specific Torque values for X5 front prop shaft.

You have to use new M8 ZNS3 Bolts
Torque Value 20Nm
Rotation Angle 45deg

Something new to me but it means we use torque wrench to torque it down 20Nm
And than rotate the bolt another 45deg to stretch the bolt

That's why those bolts can not be reused

I will be ordering new set of bolts and re- torqueing them to BMW spec

Used to be the same idea with cylinder head bolts back when servicing a car didn’t need a PhD in computing and just a few non specialist tools.

Thanks for finding that data  :)
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December 06, 2017, 08:19:13 AM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #57 on: December 06, 2017, 08:19:13 AM »
I've been following this thread, Mine is a 2012 m sport with 43000 miles, Spoke to my local dealer yesterday about the recall he has confirmed it needs to come in for an inspection so booked in this Friday will let you guys know what the outcome is.

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December 07, 2017, 04:48:58 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2017, 04:48:58 PM »
I just popped in at the dealers as well with my 2012 40D and it also requires the investigation if it is the metal or plastic part (so they described it).

3 hours work they said.

Never got contacted though about it strangely enough.
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December 07, 2017, 11:40:42 PM
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Re: E70 quality enhancement front driveshaft ‘recall’ 2012-2014
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2017, 11:40:42 PM »
Yes strange one this I have had my x5 over 2 years and it lived at the dealers last year with one thing or another and they just notified me of this recall today when I booked in for a service!?!