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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:03 pm
by Nelly Welly
Front near side , broke while it was parked up.

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:23 pm
by flimper
Took me 10 years but I can finally join the club!

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Posted: Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:22 pm
by Frankie169
Yep, been there, Rear offside

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 8:49 am
by chris83
I've joined the club!

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Posted: Wed May 08, 2019 9:19 am
by AldridgeZ4
Me too, OSR spring. They looked like they might have been originals tho, so 12 years and 55k mile I cant complain.

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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:26 am
by meitme
Might seem a silly question, but what do you feel when they go?

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Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm
by Mr Tidy
You might not feel anything - it's not unusual for them to be discovered during MOT tests!

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Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:08 pm
by MattZCars
Yep, me too! NSR, only noticed today while swapping wheels, broken about 1 coil from the bottom. Didn't notice it before, I blame the runflats :oops:

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Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:41 am
by roblightbody
I'm wondering if one of ours has broken... From the driver's seat I can hear a sort of knocking rattling sound behind me, which is similar to what I've experienced in my mx5. The roads here are terrible, so doing some research about what to fit.

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Posted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:21 pm
by Thrustyjust
Yay, I am in too !! NSR broken pigtail. 63k miles.Noticed a bit shaky on a bend last weekend, so thought I would check and there she was :D
Easy, peasy to change. Fitted rear Eibachs now and ride height is pretty similar as before. Lets hope for less sketch on the corners :thumbsup:

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Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:48 pm
by roblightbody
This is a dumb question... and might well be answered somewhere else (apologies if so) but for a non-mechanic, with no ramps, but with a trolley jack (if I know where to put it...) is it easy-ish for me to conclusively establish if the spring is broken or not?

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Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 pm
by Thrustyjust
roblightbody wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:48 pm
This is a dumb question... and might well be answered somewhere else (apologies if so) but for a non-mechanic, with no ramps, but with a trolley jack (if I know where to put it...) is it easy-ish for me to conclusively establish if the spring is broken or not?
Best to work with an axle stand under the chassis. Then remove the wheel. Look in the lower area of the suspension arm for the fracture of the broken spring. You could feel around without removing the wheel, but I never found it until I took the wheel off.

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Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 pm
by DPG
roblightbody wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:48 pm
This is a dumb question... and might well be answered somewhere else (apologies if so) but for a non-mechanic, with no ramps, but with a trolley jack (if I know where to put it...) is it easy-ish for me to conclusively establish if the spring is broken or not?
Mine were obvious as the bottom section had dropped out. The top bit of the spring that was left I could wiggle with my hand.

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Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:28 pm
by Wigsters
I read somewhere they always break? Only had my E86 two weeks but it came looking ‘low’ at the rear. Aside from missing parts, the springs were very very dead on the rear — shattered top and bottom.

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Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:24 pm
by tintinZ4
yep. off side front has just busted on mine.....128K miles so thinking about a full change/overhaul....Bilstein B12 kit or is there anything standard..ish kit wise out there????