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post #31 of 38 Old 1st April 2018, 07:21 PM
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Thanks for hijacking my thread! So far waitingondapig is the only person to answer my question. Frustrating that Abdul can’t listen to what I’m asking. I have brand new 30k ago bmw installed actuators and want them to last longer and would think upgrading the gears would do that, and don’t need to spend 700 after 2,800 already has been spent on actuators. All I want to know is who offers the best replacement gears. Please read before posting
Im sorry. I didn't mean hijack your thread. Lol. Gave a suggestions and others started asking questions. So accept my apologies. As the previous poster mentioned, it could possibly improve the longevity of the circuit board of your actuators if you change your gears. However, this has not been proven.
As for gears. There are so many cheap ones out there. Avoid them at all costs. Odometer gears are the best ones. Wherever you can find those, buy them.
http://www.odometergears.com/product...+E92+06-13/160

I also found an eBay buyer selling them. The buyers name is wd express. So check that as well.

Keep us posted on where you ended up buying gears from. Thanks buddy and apologies if I caused you any inconvenience.

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I purchased my gears from an eBayer, i6 Automotive. It took several attempts to get a good pair that did not bind. In the end I like them, but it was a PIA to get them right. I'd not recommend the eBay items.

If one is able to replaced these "before" they start throwing codes IMHO it's a good move towards restoring gear wear.
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I purchased my gears from an eBayer. It took several attempts to get a good pair that did not bind. In the end I like them, but it was a PIA to get them right. I'd not recommend the eBay items.

If one is able to replaced these "before" they start throwing codes IMHO it's a good move towards restoring gear wear.


How hard was it to remove the shaft from actuators? Do you need a press. Seems like most kits require to remove the half gear in the actuator and some remove the gear and shaft combined.
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How hard was it to remove the shaft from actuators? Do you need a press. Seems like most kits require to remove the half gear in the actuator and some remove the gear and shaft combined.
It took some work to remove the shaft from the housing ....a press is preferable. But, I did it without a press.
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It took some work to remove the shaft from the housing ....a press is preferable. But, I did it without a press.


When you say it took several gears, are you talking about the brass gear set or plastic gears?
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When you say it took several gears, are you talking about the brass gear set or plastic gears?
The molded plastic gears I received from i6 Automotive were not square with the shaft. There was a bit of wobble (run out) and rubbing. The company did work with me and sent another pair that I was able to get to work.

I do like the brass plastic combination. Plastic on Plastic....even if it's Delrin or glass filled ABS....is not the right material combination.

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It took some work to remove the shaft from the housing ....a press is preferable. But, I did it without a press.
That was the one thing that steered me towards just replacing the gears on the OE shafts...that the little pressed on thick washer like retainer on the actuator arm side looked like a pain to remove and then press back on. Hitting the shaft end to get it out looked like an easy way to damage the motor or motor magnets from the shock of hitting it, so I would definitely used a small press or C- clamp to squeeze it had I gone that way. The other thing that made just replacing the gears more attractive was that I could reuse the OE shaft so I was assured that they were machined the right size for the pin bearings in the housing.

Once I looked harder at the ones that came with the new shaft, I also noticed that there appeared to be a set screw holding the half gear to the shaft ( I may be wrong though as I did not buy them and was only looking at the picture ). This seemed a bit weak vs the OE ‘molded to the shaft’ gear or the Odometer Gear setup that requires a hole to be drilled and the gear pinned plus the epoxy to fill up the voids and make it all tight.

Just a note, one does need to be careful not to remove too much metal from the shaft if replacing just the gear on the OE shaft as the video directions say. Making it too loose would indeed allow for the gear to not be perpindicular to the shaft and would probably rub for just replacing the gears as well.

As an update post gear swap...1200 miles now on my new gears....0 faults, the blinking 2 in the dash display when I shift to 2nd is now gone, and the engine now drops exactly to idle without the little rpm bobble it used to do. Maybe I caught it in time....maybe all of that ( other than the actuator fault and the limp mode ) is all in my head, lol

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