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Post by Samz42.5 » Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:08 am

Mrs car just failed its mot with a rear spring broken, replaced both rear with Sachs springs from ecp. 2006 2.5 vert

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Post by jaykay192 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:00 pm

Mine too 34k near side rear, replaced with ebach springs, so much nicer. I noticed something was wrong when the back end wanted to come out and play :driving:

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Post by Torquehead » Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:34 pm

Both of mine broke at 42,000 kms when car was 9 years old. Replaced with Eibachs. 2005 Z4 2.5 litre.

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Post by dmo » Tue Oct 11, 2016 12:09 am

What are the symptoms of broken springs?
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Post by DPG » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:53 am

dmo wrote:What are the symptoms of broken springs?
Most people won't notice until MOT / Service time.

My first 2 Z4's had springs snap
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Post by andyfanshawe » Fri Oct 14, 2016 8:04 pm

Just found out my osr spring broke December 2013 at 91000 miles. 2006 z4 . Only found out on vosa MOT history site! No receipt in service history file. In fact not much in there at all :-(
Got no idea what make spring replacement was though.

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Post by Rorybeanbutler » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:05 pm

MOT fail today. Rear spring :thumbsdown: Gutted I sold those ebichas I bought for £60 now. Truly gutted.
z4 coúpe gone. C30 r design arrived.

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Post by ronk » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:14 pm

Rorybeanbutler wrote:MOT fail today. Rear spring :thumbsdown: Gutted I sold those ebichas I bought for £60 now. Truly gutted.
How much do they cost to buy now?
You don't stop playing when you get old - You get old when you stop playing!
So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by GreyZed » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:45 pm

ronk wrote:
Rorybeanbutler wrote:MOT fail today. Rear spring :thumbsdown: Gutted I sold those ebichas I bought for £60 now. Truly gutted.
How much do they cost to buy now?
Not sure about Eibachs but I paid £70 for a pair of correct ride height Suplex items recently. :driving:
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Post by Rorybeanbutler » Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:49 pm

ronk wrote:
Rorybeanbutler wrote:MOT fail today. Rear spring :thumbsdown: Gutted I sold those ebichas I bought for £60 now. Truly gutted.
How much do they cost to buy now?
New there £190. I got them like 6 months old for £60

I'm paying £60 each for OEM ones.
z4 coúpe gone. C30 r design arrived.

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Post by highway1 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:00 am

Rorybeanbutler wrote:
ronk wrote:
Rorybeanbutler wrote:MOT fail today. Rear spring :thumbsdown: Gutted I sold those ebichas I bought for £60 now. Truly gutted.
How much do they cost to buy now?
New there £190. I got them like 6 months old for £60

I'm paying £60 each for OEM ones.
Out of interest, why were you not happy with the Eibichas- too low??

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Post by warmasice » Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:33 pm

This is very common in E46s too.
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Post by Rorybeanbutler » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:09 pm

highway1 wrote:
Rorybeanbutler wrote:
ronk wrote:
How much do they cost to buy now?
New there £190. I got them like 6 months old for £60

I'm paying £60 each for OEM ones.
Out of interest, why were you not happy with the Eibichas- too low??
I never fitted them. They sat in a garage for a few months and I sold them on.
z4 coúpe gone. C30 r design arrived.

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Post by csquire4 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:15 pm

2004, 3.0 SE, 38K, rear spring gone Oct 2016. Sorted 2 replacement Suplex springs for £92, getting fitted this weekend.
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Post by Ewazix » Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:05 pm

So, I put yesterday aftenoon aside to change the rear brakes, discs, calipers & shoes and found this! :headbang:

I inspected them about 3 months ago when they were fine but looking at the rust in the break the coil has been cracked for a while even though it looks new and was an oem part replaced some years ago under warranty according to the paperwork. Anyway thanks to all for the replacement tips. it's not a tricky job once the sticky bottom bolts are shifted! One thing to add, I managed to drop the hub sufficiently single handed by screwing a stud guide in to the wheel hub and leaning on a tube slipped over it, no problem. Shiney standard height Sachs are now installed which are a little firmer without being crazy or dropping the ride height at all which is no use to me because of my driveway and speed humps I have to negotiate. Job done, now back to the the brakes :exitright:
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