Broken Springs - List (add yourself if you've been affected)

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Broken Springs - List (add yourself if you've been affected)

Post by DPG » Thu Feb 19, 2009 6:55 pm

As discussed in another thread, it was suggested that we create a list of all owners who have had springs break.

Here are my details;

Z4 - 2.2
Year - 2003 (53)
Mileage - 43,000
Spring (NSR, OSR, Both) - Both

Dan

The list so far:

DPG
bigshurv
RustyZ4
Tommo
Darkhorse
Mr Whippy
Mr Whippy's mate
gannet
a11y
Sp3ctre
Curtis
X-S-Z
Eunice
DannyBoy
magnushj
adama222
de4n
mason storm
Justinitis
shed_driver
ewans
Andrew D
trevorpitt
buttonmoon77
paddy wright
NickC
Mallyb
skelters
kryton x2
left98204
Z4kma
Elliot Holder
BMW_Z4_Norway
TZ4
skilby99
RichardG
Ditch
Outdoormax
fish1471
gers
Gilo83
bobberjob
sceptre
nevans
gmaster
TDMPRO2k
Z4-CSL
Z8Cookie
Laska
ksher
Biggsy
Andrew D
stevedruidstone
Adam D
Tasty
mattp85
born
z4alfie
RJDZ4
torino
Homer j
Dreamer
laurahenley
TO//M
Denzo
Speedy
mirvine
SouthStander
AlanJ
Broaders
Darren M
Magsy
bernerbeemer
rbadger
GaryThomlinson
BillN
calletson
craig3.0
k3ab
m7esy
cj10jeeper
GAZA62
BigChewy71
woodley
RichGB
Hizza
m.birtles
etedlam
Gids
Hallatauer
Joolz88
Petes1100
K8 KAV
micdundee
Double 0
Incompatible
Oldsofttop
Stephanite
Crusoe
martinf

EDIT: We have stopped adding to this list as the thread was getting so long it is too much work...
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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by bigshurv » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:02 pm

Me too. '03 3.0 , mileage 35,000, NSR , both replaced.

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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by RustyZ4 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:14 pm

X3 04 3.0 mileage 36000
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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by Tommo » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:24 pm

Last owner had mine replaced

Z4 2003 3.0

Replaced both rears last year at 40,000 miles.

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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by Mr Whippy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:22 pm

Mine NSR was done on the Oct 07 MOT at about 40,000 miles, tis a June 2004 model.

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Post by gannet » Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:58 pm

3.0i SE
OSR replaced
about 30,000
March 2004 (04 reg)
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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by Mr Whippy » Thu Feb 19, 2009 11:09 pm

Seems like a 35-45k lifetime so far, irrespective of age (given our sample range)

I will be expecting one or two to go shortly then :P

Good job I have that warranty for a year ;)
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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by a11y » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:07 am

Mine:

a11y
3.0i SE
2004/54-plate (registered Oct 2004)
18,500miles
2 snapped rear springs when I bought my Z4 at above mileage at just over 4 years old


My springs may have been snapped at earlier mileage than this but previous owner was unaware...
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Post by sp3ctre » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:09 am

3.0SE
I had 1 rear spring replaced "just" inside warranty. Car is Early 2004 and had done just 25,000 miles

I would suggest copying all our usernames into a list on the first post, with or without details. That way it is easy to see at a glance how many have had the issue.
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Re: Broken Springs - List

Post by Curtis » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:35 am

2004 Alpina 3.4

OS/R broke at 22000 miles.

Gave up, fitted coilovers.

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Post by X-S-Z » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:05 pm

Ditto.

2004 3.0i, OSR replaced at Dec 08 MoT around 46k miles.
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Re: Broken Springs - List (add yourself if you've been affected)

Post by Eunice » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:46 pm

Here are my details

Z4 - 2.5
Year - 2003 (03)
Mileage - 9,000
Spring (NSR, OSR, Both) - OSR
Z4 2.5SE Auto Roadster, Merlot Red, Tan leather, 18" ellipsoids.

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Re: Broken Springs - List (add yourself if you've been affected)

Post by DannyBoy » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:10 am

Z4: 3.0i SE
Build date: Oct 2004
Mileage: 30000
Spring: OS Rear
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Re: Broken Springs - List (add yourself if you've been affected)

Post by magnushj » Sat Feb 21, 2009 3:34 pm

Yep, me to.

2.2l Roadster
2005
around 40000 km. (25k miles)
one of the rear springs.
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Re: Broken Springs - List (add yourself if you've been affected)

Post by adama222 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:55 pm

me too.
2003 2.5
45,000km
both springs (out of warranty)

Got the springs repaired by a decent independent garage. When asking parts guy in a dealership about it days later, he told me that he knew absolutely nothing about Z4 springs breaking. Further along in the conversation, he discovered on his computer that he indeed sold the replacement springs to my mechanic. I didn't point out his conflicting stories..

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