2001 E38 728i - Wondered if anyone could help ??? From cold, the car runs fine with no knocks rattles or squeaks but once i have driven a distance (approx 10 miles plus) i have an unbearable squeak from the front end of the vehicle which will continue until the car has cooled down and driven over the same type of distance once again. I have had a ex BMW Technician whom i take my car to for maintenance check it over and he 100% guarantees me that it is the Centre Drag Link Tie Rod which is at fault and needs replacing. At first he tried greasing the joints to see if it would eliminate the fault. This stopped the "rubbing effect" inside the cabin on the steering wheel but the sqeaking continued. Also the usual "shimmy" on the steering is apparent. If left too long would cause any longterm damage ? This is my fourth E38 and first experience with this problem. Also im told this is a common fault ? I have sourced a new component but would like a second opinion before i commit to buying. All help would be appreciated. Steve !