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  1. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi there I am in a bit of a pickle and looking for some dimensional information on the rear shock absorber mounting cup ,which has just went,think it’s rotted through and there is now a severe knocking coming from the rear end ? It’s not a high value part but I need the car and I don’t have...
  2. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Does anyone know what should be the exact length of a front bumper shock absorber? Also, do both of the absorbers should be exactly the same in length? Mine right side is ~3-4mm longer than the left one.
  3. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    I hit another car with my front-left side of the car - ~20mph. The bumper isn't damaged badly, it's just scratched and there's a little hole in it. So I removed it, and I can see that both of my shock absorbers look like bent a little... not sure if they should be completely straight or not...
  4. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello, Earlier on i was on some A roads and pulled over to a lay by area to reply to a message. Lay by area had stupid amounts of bumps and uneven surfaces and then the rear left suspension started thudding. Got out and had a look, shocks dropped and looks like some grommet kind of thing just...
  5. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hey guys, can anyone advise me as to how much I should expect to pay for a new Offside Front Shock (light oil misting) How much from an independent? How much from the main dealer? Thanks
  6. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello again, Every time i plant the right foot in the wet, rear left wheel would lose grip but the rear right wouldn't. My rear left shock needed replacing so thought that was the issue. Replaced it and its still losing grip. Also, when that wheel goes over a pot hole, it would jump out to the...
  7. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Just recently purchased an F11 had it down the specialist for an inspection on the to do lists it said Rear shock absorber bump stop starting to split. Is this an expensive fix or anything to worry about ? There wasnt any techinicians there to speak to at the time when i went to pick up the car...
  8. BMW 8 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E31
    A couple of weeks ago I (yes I can't unfortunately blame anyone else - or the weather....) reversed my recently resprayed 8 series into a post. The damage is confined to the bumper and its relatively minor - its being fixed as we speak but a stealer is quoting £300 for replacement nearside...
  9. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Anybody had same problem , if i push me feet down from starting driving, seems like passengers side shock absorber jumping some noises coming out aswell when turning i did changed the track rod end the inners and outers, i thinking meybe its shoch absorber mounting coz its got bearings, doesnt...
  10. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    My car is a 2001 BMW E46 318i with M43 engine, 1895cc, 4 cylinders. The OS front spring got broken while hitting a pot hole. Bought a KYB RH2580 spring (I am sure this is the correct spring for the car, please tell me otherwise) and managed to fit the new spring successfully. But I am unable...
  11. BMW 5 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 5 Series
    Hello guys. I drive a 2006 730d and want to post here because of how active this forum is. Please help me identify the problem with the following 3 symptoms below. I think it might be the shock absorber but not sure. - Every time i floor it in the wet or damp ground, the rear left wheel loses...
  12. BMW X Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of X Series
    ..noticed one of mine is hanging off at the back, tried putting it back in place but half of the foam bung thing that sits inside the top of the plastic shield itself has sheared off. Can you buy them separately? Or do they come with the shock? Either way doesn't look like too bad a DIY job...
  13. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi All I am currently changing the rear shock absorbers on my e90 320d. I have the replacement shocks but I now realise that I need to replace the bump stops and lower mounts which I will have to wait for in the post. At the moment I have one side jacked up and a jack under the suspension arm...
  14. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Evening all... Just replaced the front brakes on my 330d M sport Estate & noticed that the o/s front shocker was leaking oil slightly & that the bump stops were shot.... So what are peoples recommendations & approx cost please. Thanks
  15. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi guys really need your help with my 2005 BMW 330cd M57 convertible. I need to replace the rear drivers side shock absorber, anyone recommend a place to get one from apart from the stealers? While I am at it should I replace any other parts? As I am experiencing serious wayward movement in...
  16. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E21
    It is often mentioned/recommended that always both shocks should be replaced. BMW says, not necessary under certain conditions: Service information 31 01 95 (006) Date 11/1995 Update: 11/2001 Update: 03/2006 All series Situation: If a shock absorber is defective on one side of the vehicle...
  17. BMW 3 Series - Tech Talk For All Gen Of 3 Series
    Hi, I spotted a small amount of oil on the garage floor this week just in time for my MOT :frown. On closer inspection I've found it is the driverside front shock leaking a small amount. I gave the local dealer a call and they've quoted £915 parts and labour! As I'm reasonably mechanically...
  18. BMW 3 Series Forum - Technical Talk on the BMW E46
    Hi, I'm looking to get a part number for a 2002 330Ci. I plan to buy from ECP or Carparts4less but I want to make sure I get the right ones. I know OEM shocks are made by Sachs as I recently replaced the rears after 100k. I've looked on realoem but its giving quite a few part numbers see...
  19. BMW Chassis and Brakes
    I am aware this may be a total newb question, but is there any difference between the two? I ask because I am looking at suspension kits and they all have dampers, whereas my BMW has shock absorbers
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