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  1. 1992 E36 320i SE - Front Suspension MOT Failure 
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    Gents, I have just taken my E36 320i for a MOT, and though it failed on some bushes ABS and fog light bulb, the main worry I have is the fouling that both front wheels are doing on the chassis:

    MOT listing:
    Nearside front tyre fouling a part of the vehicle
    Offside front tyre fouling a part of the vehicle

    Its obviously that the previous owner had it lowered, but didn't do it correctly.

    Anything I should know about??
    I do not know the make of the suspension used, but surely this can be adjusted to stop the fouling, whether steering or suspension geometry??

    Thanks for any info in advance.
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    It failed on bushes thats where to start-correct this and you should stop the fouling
     
     

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    Thanks for the reply.
    Its not the bushes that are causing the fouling, but the lowering of the suspension without looking at other factors.

    The bushes that need replacing are Anti-roll bar bushes.
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    Then you may need spacers to sort that out
     
     

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    Depends mate, if they've fitted adjustable suspension - it might be quite easy to fix.

    But, equally, they may have just cut the springs down.

    Take a wheel off and post some pictures of the suspension and where it rubs.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikaveli View Post
    Depends mate, if they've fitted adjustable suspension - it might be quite easy to fix.

    But, equally, they may have just cut the springs down.

    Take a wheel off and post some pictures of the suspension and where it rubs.
    Never cut the springs-rather get spring to fit!!!!!!!!!!!! Horror-cut springs are deadly.....
     
     

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    I'll grab some photos and get back to ya
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    A picture of the running of the tyre.

    I have spoke to someone about spacers, but not too sure about this.

    Both sides are the same, slight rubbing of the insdie of the wheel arch, the tyre itself, isn't wearing down.

    Any help gents would be greatfully recieved, and I'll put a good word forward to Santa

    Left of picture is to the rear of the car

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    Purchased some 3mm spacers to see if that cures the problem.

    Will post when done with results.
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