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

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Post by Ditch » Fri Mar 20, 2009 2:45 pm

All being fair....an ideal world... you would hope that BMW would take note of how many springs have been faulty (3 pages alone from this forum) ..... after costing me €220 + vat to replace!

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Post by Mr Whippy » Fri Mar 20, 2009 5:47 pm

I'll add one for a Z4 owner I know who just had one go.

Offside rear, 24k miles, 03 model.
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Post by fish1471 » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:25 pm

me too,

2005 3.0 i se
42000
1 rear spring

dealer will be replacing both rear springs under my extended warranty { well £100 excess }

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Post by gers » Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:06 pm

2005 2.2se
32.000
both rear springs replaced today
at a cost of £380 :evil:

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Post by Gilo83 » Thu Mar 26, 2009 12:32 pm

yet another victim to add to your list! discovered it yesterday whilst giving the car a going over!

2005 2.0 roadster
34K
Rear n/s spring.



A question for you all: is fitting a set of Eibach springs gonna be an issue when using the original shock absorbers on the vehicle, knowing that the car is now gonna be sitting 30mm lower?

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Post by bobberjob » Sat Mar 28, 2009 5:55 pm

just purchasing 03 3.0 SE

both rear springs need replacing under AUC from the dealer

glad I went to a franchised dealer

latest is springs are on back order with BMW

they must have run out !!!!!!!
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Post by Sceptre » Sun Mar 29, 2009 7:55 pm

03 3.0i

Just replaced all four discs and pads. Guess I found what was squeaking on the rear near side. A broken spring!.

Will be fitting either Eiback Pro or Jan Speed all round.

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Post by nevans » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:11 pm

Me too, both rear springs!

Z4 2.5SE roadster.
48,000 miles
2004

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Post by ksher » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:13 pm

How can you easily identify broken springs? I measured the heights of each corner, and the difference between the rear is over TIS's limit (26mm vs 10mm). Can it be a broken spring on the OSR (driver side)?
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Post by ksher » Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:14 pm

bobberjob wrote:just purchasing 03 3.0 SE

both rear springs need replacing under AUC from the dealer

glad I went to a franchised dealer

latest is springs are on back order with BMW

they must have run out !!!!!!!
Good news. I thought they would say springs/shock absorbers are wear and tear items (regardless of mileage). I must go and ask the dealer to check my car when they inspect the possible claim my corroded 108 wheels this week.
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Post by DPG » Mon Apr 06, 2009 9:02 pm

Any American owners had this issue?

Must be our s**t weather.
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Post by gmaster » Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:15 pm

Mine went today.....I heard the crack when the car was parked after I had driven it 1 mile.

October 2004 - 3.0l - 22,500 miles.

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Post by TDMPRO2K » Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:11 pm

Model: 2.5i
Reg 54
Mileage: 40000
spring: OS Rear
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Post by Z4-CSL » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:22 pm

Yep!

2005
Z4 3.0i
37K miles
o/s/r spring cracked/snapped.



Bugger...

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Post by powerontap » Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:42 pm

DPG wrote:Any American owners had this issue?

Must be our s**t weather.
2003 American version with 42,000. still original coils, but car has never been in fould weather since new (still has the part number decals on the coils actually). I guess mine isn't a representative sample.
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