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Post by Nelly Welly » Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:03 pm

Front near side , broke while it was parked up.
Lost in space, found in a dustbin........



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Post by flimper » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:23 pm

Took me 10 years but I can finally join the club!
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Post by Frankie169 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 1:22 pm

Yep, been there, Rear offside
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Post by chris83 » Wed May 08, 2019 8:49 am

I've joined the club!
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Post by AldridgeZ4 » Wed May 08, 2019 9:19 am

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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Post by meitme » Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:26 am

Might seem a silly question, but what do you feel when they go?

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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:53 pm

You might not feel anything - it's not unusual for them to be discovered during MOT tests!
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Post by MattZCars » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:08 pm

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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Post by roblightbody » Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:41 am

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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Post by Thrustyjust » Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:21 pm

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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Post by roblightbody » 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?
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Post by Thrustyjust » Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:29 pm

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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Post by DPG » Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:22 pm

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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Post by Wigsters » Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:28 pm

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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Post by tintinZ4 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:24 pm

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????

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