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

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Post by De4n » Sat Feb 21, 2009 7:27 pm

Both mine gone
2003 20,000 miles
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Post by mason storm » Sun Feb 22, 2009 12:08 pm

Mine (NSR) was diagnosed at 31,000 miles during service not sure when it actually went though.

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Post by Justinitus » Sun Feb 22, 2009 4:16 pm

Mine too.

Sept 2006 2.0i
Driver side rear spring broken at 12k miles, car was 20mths old
BMW only replaced the broken spring, not both
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Post by shed_driver » Mon Feb 23, 2009 8:26 am

Three off side rears and just last week an offside front. Looking at the break I could see that rust had penetrated part way through so it had obviously been cracked for quite a while! It turns in to the right really well though!!

What are the best after market springs to use?

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Post by a11y » Mon Feb 23, 2009 9:55 am

shed_driver wrote:What are the best after market springs to use?
Eibach Pro springs :thumbsup:

Search my user name for details of mine - they lower 15mm beyond a M Sport suspensioned car though, which is something I could do without...
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Post by shed_driver » Mon Feb 23, 2009 6:00 pm

Thanks for the recommendation. I'm not sure I dare drop the car; here in rural N.Yorkshire I need every bit of ground clearance I can get!

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Post by ewans » Tue Feb 24, 2009 3:24 pm

Both rears, Feb 2009 39K on the clock

2.2 05 plate (march 05 build)
origional OEM run flats on at the time
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Post by Andrew D » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:57 pm

2004 04 3.0i (on RE040 RFTs)
30k miles approximately and four years old
Both (OSR followed by NSR next day)


(If you're after any statistics, then we may want to include testimony from those who haven't had their springs go).
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Post by trevorpitt » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:33 pm

Yes, me too. OSR at 30k, NSR at 38k (and I didn't even notice that one until the MOT). All done under warranty - it seems to be an expected item.

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Post by buttonmoon77 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 2:19 am

NSR at 76k on 03 2.5, seem to have lasted longer than most but common fault neverless. Only became apparent during recent dealer MOT, would not have noticed otherwise! Fairly unforgiving ride what with 18"'s on run-flat tyres and all so not suprising coils give out eventually. Mate ditched his RF's and saved considerably on replacements, need a can of foamy stuff if you dont wanna be stranded at side of road mind. Prefer the security they offer personally.

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Post by paddy wright » Fri Feb 27, 2009 7:31 pm

drivers rear at 20k
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Post by NickC » Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:27 pm

My nsr spring gone at 28k on a 3.0si July o4 car. section from the bottom of the spring clattering about.

Initially thought it was the towbar loose in the battery boot compartment until I did a search on this forum.

If i replace with non BMW parts will the ride become stiffer than standard? Will be getting it repaired next week.

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Post by MallyB » Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:30 am

Me too:

OSR 21,000 miles

NSR 25,000 miles

2004 04 2.5 on RFT's

Stealer cost each - £79.50 incl. vat. (self fitted)

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Post by skelters » Sun Mar 01, 2009 9:28 pm

I had them last year. OSR at 37000 miles.
2003 2.5

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Post by Kryton » Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:17 pm

Me to, offside went, but Stealer replaced both rears (car was on Warranty)

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