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

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Post by RustyZ4 » Wed Apr 15, 2009 3:39 pm

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Post by Z8Cookie » Sat Apr 18, 2009 1:07 pm

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Post by Laska » Tue Apr 21, 2009 4:21 pm

Mine went in for MOT yesterday and they found both rear springs were broken (which meant it failed the MOT obviously).

Mines a 2004 2.5SE with 108's and RFTs, mileage 42k.

They have had to order the springs from Germany, which apparently means a 5 working day wait - have they never heard of DHL FFS! My MOT runs out tomorrow.. :(
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Post by ksher » Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:10 pm

Laska wrote:Mine went in for MOT yesterday and they found both rear springs were broken (which meant it failed the MOT obviously).

Mines a 2004 2.5SE with 108's and RFTs, mileage 42k.

They have had to order the springs from Germany, which apparently means a 5 working day wait - have they never heard of DHL FFS! My MOT runs out tomorrow.. :(
Is the car's handling affected? Can you actually feel/hear anything if the spring is broken?
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Post by DPG » Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:58 pm

ksher wrote:
Laska wrote:Mine went in for MOT yesterday and they found both rear springs were broken (which meant it failed the MOT obviously).

Mines a 2004 2.5SE with 108's and RFTs, mileage 42k.

They have had to order the springs from Germany, which apparently means a 5 working day wait - have they never heard of DHL FFS! My MOT runs out tomorrow.. :(
Is the car's handling affected? Can you actually feel/hear anything if the spring is broken?

I didnt notice any difference when driving, just heard a clanging sound (like a few spanners were loose in my boot) everytime i went over a bump.
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Post by Biggsy » Thu Apr 23, 2009 1:11 pm

53 reg 28k o/s/r just gone,
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Post by Andrew D » Tue Apr 28, 2009 9:56 am

DPG wrote:
ksher wrote:Is the car's handling affected? Can you actually feel/hear anything if the spring is broken?
I didnt notice any difference when driving, just heard a clanging sound (like a few spanners were loose in my boot) everytime i went over a bump.
I found that the most reliable way of reproducing the nose was when dropping down from a speed plateu/platform (the speed bumps that are c.4m long) with the door open (although it was driver's side, so maybe a friend stood outside listening). The loose spanners analogy is spot on, it sounds just like a couple of light metallic objects dropping onto metal; not how you'd expect.

... that said... the day after I'd booked it in for (what turned out to be) the drivers side spring, the passenger one went which (in the action of failing) sounded exactly like you'd expect: a massive "twang!" sound as though the handbrake cable had gone, only louder.
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Post by Mattt » Tue Apr 28, 2009 11:27 am

04 3.0 45k miles, drivers side rear being replaced under warranty on Friday.

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Post by stevedruidstone » Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:43 pm

Just been diagnosed. 2005 2.0 @58,000 miles. Both sides. Blank looks when I suggested it was common to this model from the crap dealership
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Post by Mattt » Fri May 01, 2009 1:02 pm

Just got back, wasn't a broken spring - my pass side spring was too high - odd, it was replaced anyway and now sits within tolerances.

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Post by Adam D » Mon May 04, 2009 4:43 pm

Mines having both replaced tomorrow, left side rear sping has broken - M sport suspension 3.0i E85, MY 2003 covered 38k miles.

Will try to get some photos of the broken bits and of the unbroken spring to see if that was on its way to failing. I have no record of the spings being replaced before on this car.
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Post by Adam D » Tue May 05, 2009 4:20 pm

Update:

Had both replaced car now sits level at the rear :thumbsup:

On the drive home the bumpy roads seemed less bumpy and felt nice and taught again at the rear, did anybody else notice an improvement in ride quality after having both springs replaced? (m sport).
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Post by Ditch » Wed May 06, 2009 2:44 pm

yeah I did, a vast improvement … :D

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Post by Tasty » Wed May 13, 2009 8:43 am

Z4 3.0i SE
June 2003
Problem found June 2007 45000 miles
Broken OS spring replaced
At same time NS spring was split so also replaced

Could speed bumps have a part in this?

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Post by mattp85 » Tue May 26, 2009 10:57 am

2003 - 39k miles

OSR broken :-(
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