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    Dry state American car with absolutely zero underside corrosion, expensive low profile trolley jacks,creaper boards and air tools = Far more easy...


    Now add UK car with loads of underside dirt, water and salt corrosion which= seized nuts bolts. fasteners and dusty dried muck galore, no low profile trolley jack and no air tools= far more irritating and difficult...you still need a press tool aswell for the bushes...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Well no need for press for me, I am using bush kit.
    I have removed rear carrier bushes with this kit.
    I am preparing rear carrier for complete rear axle overhauling.

    Rear carrier is not a handy thing to get under a press.
    Many people just use a torch.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSARoyster View Post
    Morning all,
    As for the existing 'clunks' it sounds like all four corners. It's kind of weird to explain, but maybe some of you can relate. I think its like this, if I go down a dip, you can feel the springs and shocks doing their thing, so you get no noises, but if you go down a pothole or over a raised drain cover you hear a clunk. Also when I come to a stop it sometimes clunks.
    You've described a failed rear shock top mount. 30-40 minutes per side to change and you can do it without jacking the car although it can help to put a scissor jack under the shock to slightly compress it whilst fitting the bottom bolt back in. You need to displace the carpet in the boot to check them. If I get round to it I'll post a picture of a failed mount later today.

    You can check the front lollipop bushes (rear wishbone mounts) without jacking the car too. Put a wheel brace onto one of the wheel nuts and rock it backwards and forward. If the bushes have gone there will be a lot of movement in the entire wheel, not rotational movement but fore and aft movement. There’s supposed to be ‘some’ movement, just not lots of movement.
     
     

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    Shock Mount.jpg

    You can see the rubber has come adrift from the black metal shock mount body. When the rubber is adrift the fail safe washers above and below the shock mount can contact the metal housing of the mount making a knocking noise as it moves up an down, hence why it doesn't knock as the suspension actually compresses over speed bumps but knocks when it rattles over man holes. (The top fail safe washer is removed in this photo)
     
     

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    Evening folks,

    Thanks for the replies. I've ordered a pair of Meyle HD rear top mounts, at £13, you can't really complain

    I'll fit them at the weekend. Hopefully that'll stop the rear knocks.

    Don't think the kit comes with any new nuts, are the nuts reusable, or would you recommend some new ones?

    Thanks again

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    Afternoon folks,

    Going Christmas shopping today, joy. So hopefully get time to have a go at the rear top mounts tomorrow.

    In the meantime I had a quick look at the mounts and below is a quick video I took, more for my reference, as I thought they looked odd sticking up above the car?

    Do they look ok, like they should? Also I didn't think the rubber looked bad on these, in fact in good condition, but as I say the previous owner fitted coilovers last year...

    Also I've seen you can buy some reinforcing plates for about £10 which I believe are fitted in the boot, so put these over the mounts before fitting the nuts, any thoughts on these? I'll try and find a pic just to show you what I'm talking about.

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    It can't be harm to fit reinforcement plates, normally they are for Z3 cars.
    If you have plans to install lowering/stiffer suspension those are recommended.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by FSARoyster View Post
    I thought they looked odd sticking up above the car?

    Do they look ok, like they should?Rog
    That's how they are supposed to look. The big washer is a fail safe washer. When the rubber mount fails it can come into contact with the black metal body of the mount but not pass through it, preventing the shock absorber disconnecting from the body/chassis of the car. When this happens you get a knocking noise when the wheel is unweighted going over a bump or dip in the road but if the full weight of the car is compressing the shock, such as going over a speed bump, it won't knock.
     
     

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    Cheers Pete!

    Is there any easy way of testing my rear mounts? I tried just putting my weight on the open boot to see if they moved or clunked but nothing really happened.

    I've already got coilovers, but would prefer to fit normal shocks and springs, eibach/bilstein type setup, but I think those reinforcement plates can't do any harm, so I'll see if I can get a set...

    Thanks again

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    Only way to testing is just riding.........

    I you prefer to fit those reinforcement plates, don't forget to have also for front suspension.
    Front towers are more fragile, engine weight, more forces etc...
     
     

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