Throw Out Bearing - E46, E39 540i, E60 525i/530i, X3, X5, Z4
Resolve TOB noises and restore proper clutch operation. OEM replacement for BMW part #21517521360.
A worn throw-out bearing on the E46 325i/330i, E60 525i/530i, E83 X3, E53 X5, and E85 Z4 causes a grinding or rattle sound when the clutch pedal is pressed. Pushing the clutch pedal in will trigger the sound but it is quiet with the clutch disengaged. It's unusual that a throw-out bearing (TOB) needs replacement without doing a whole clutch but if the bearing is making noise and the clutch has plenty of life, this OEM throw-out bearing is an inexpensive and easy solution.
This is an OEM throw-out bearing manufactured by LuK - one of the original suppliers to BMW for this part, as well as many other clutch components. As the OEM it meets all of BMW's original design, fitment, and performance requirements and is TUV approved. OEM parts are the best alternative to more expensive Original BMW parts because they are virtually identical without the inflated price tag. This part has a two year warranty.
Specific fitment notes:
E46: for 2004-2006 models only
E60: for 2004-2005 M54 models only
E46 (99-05) > 320i
E46 (99-05) > 325Ci
E46 (99-05) > 325i
E46 (99-05) > 325xi
E46 (99-05) > 330Ci
E46 (99-05) > 330i
E46 (99-05) > 330xi
E39 (97-03) > 540i
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 525i M54 (2004-2005)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 525i N52 (2006-2007)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 530i M54 (2004-2005)
E60 / E61 (04-10) > 530i N52 (2006-2007)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 2.5i M54 (2003-2005)
E83 X3 (04-10) > X3 3.0i M54 (2003-2006)
E53 X5 (00-06) > X5 3.0i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 2.5i M54
E85 / E86 Z4 (03-08) > Z4 3.0i M54